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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
Like many young men in the Dominican Republic, 19-year-old Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) dreams of winning a slot on an American baseball team. Indeed, his talents as a pitcher eventually land him a slot on a single-A team in Iowa, but culture shock, racism and other curveballs threaten to turn Sugar's dream sour.

Cast: Algenis Perez Soto , Rayniel Rufino , Andre Holland , Michael Gaston , Jaime Tirelli , Jose Rijo , Ann Whitney , Richard Bull

Directors: Anna Boden , Ryan Fleck

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Sugar (2009)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2009|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • April 22, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Essentially the story of a loser unwilling to do the work needed to become a professional baseball player. No redeeming value in this low budget (and it shows) film.

  • April 30, 2009 sgtgaryn
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    not bad

  • April 12, 2009 Wow2004wow
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    Having played minor league baseball myself for about 7 years and playng with MANY Dominican ballplayers (and Latin), I REALLY wanted to like this film but there was just something missing. I think they could have done more to show the reality of what happens when many latin ballplayers do NOT get to the big leagues where they literally go from living in the USA to being shipped back to the Dominican or the country they are from and most of the times, back to poverty and a life much different. There's just many missing points from this movie. They should have shown how the agents in these cities take advantage of the latin ballplayers. anyhow, nice movie but far from what I was hoping to see

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