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Sugar (2008)

Rating:R (for language, some sexuality and brief drug use)
Genre:Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama, Drama
Release Date:April 3, 2009
Running time:114 minutes
Cast:Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli, Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli, Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli, Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli, Richard Bull, Michael Gaston, Ellary Porterfield, Karl Bury, Jaime Tirelli
Director:Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Producer:Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof, Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof, Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof, Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof, Paul S. Mezey, Jeremy Kipp Walker, Jamie Patricof
Writer:Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Distributor:Sony Classics, Sony Classics, Sony Classics, Sony Classics, Sony Classics

Web Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/sugar/

Description: "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.

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