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Sugar Hill (1993)

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Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Raynathan (Age 11)
Marquise Wilson ...
Roemello (Age 10)
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Tutty
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A.R. Skuggs
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Gus Molino
Anthony Thomas ...
Worker
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Raynathan Skuggs
John Pittman ...
Lucky
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Ricky Goggles (as Steve J. Harris)
Michael Guess ...
Y.G. (Young Gun)
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Chantal (as Kimberly Russel)
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Melissa
Abdul Mutakabbir ...
Bouncer
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Storyline

Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in, as everything gradually builds up to end in tragedy. Written by <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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He wanted power. He wanted revenge. Now he just wants out.

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Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense drug related violence, graphic heroin use and strong language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,272,447 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The success of "New Jack City" got writer Barry Michael Cooper's script for "Sugar Hill" attention in Hollywood. With Wesley Snipes already attached, it seemed like a home run, but none of the major studios were willing to touch the material due to its bleak nature. The script was eventually picked up and financed by indie production company Beacon Communications. See more »

Goofs

Several times during the movie, a boom mic can be seen coming into the screen. See more »

Quotes

Roemello Skuggs: [Thinking about his late mother] The boy you loved has become the man you feared
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A must for the Wesley Snipes connoisseur..
8 July 1999 | by (Omaha, NE) – See all my reviews

Sex, money, and drugs. Broken families, and broken dreams. You'll recognize the lead character Romello as played by Wesley Snipes right away, but Michael Wright (of +The 5 Heartbeats+ and the TV series 'V: The Final Battle') turns in a strong and compelling performance of his own as Rome's brother Ray Nathan. The action builds slowly, until the kettlepot boils over at the end, so this is not a movie for those lacking patience. It's worth the wait to see Wright and Snipes struggle through their harsh reality, and to see Snipes try in vain to resurrect a family life with his father in the film that didn't exist and never would. Powerful and compelling, you'll want to see this movie more than once.


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