Movies: Sugar (2008)
Sugar (2008)
"Sugar" follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Sugar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro De Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition. Blending the genres of sports drama, immigrant journey, and coming-of-age story, "Sugar" is a unique film about self-discovery. Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use.
Cast: Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Richard Bull
Produced by: Paul S. Mezey
Directed by: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Written by: Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Running time: 1hr 54min
Opens: Apr 03, 2009 Limited
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