Sugar

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  78 min.
Release Date: June 25, 2004
DVD: November 16, 2004

Current rating: Rating: 3.65
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Cast: Brendan Fehr, Andre Noble, Haylee Wanstall, Marnie McPhail, Michael Riley, Maury Chaykin, Sarah Polley

Synopsis

"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.

Director: John Palmer
Studio: Th!nkFilm
Producer(s): John Buchan, Damion Nurse
Screenplay: John Palmer, Todd Klinck
Official Site: www.sugarthemovie.com

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