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Sugar Hill (1993)

A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.

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Ella Skuggs
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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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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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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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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for intense drug related violence, graphic heroin use and strong language | See all certifications »
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25 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harlem  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,272,447
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was once titled "Harlem" before going into production. 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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EXCELLENT
1 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Clarance Williams III, Gave one of the best performances by a black character actor I have ever seem, he portrays an elderly junkie in this fast pace and exciting movie. Sugar Hill is a picture that every african american should see, it has all the qualities that make a motion picture excellent, see it, and you will never forget this movie. Wesley Snipes also gave a great part as the head of the herion empire in Harlem, he and his brother started from nothing, and move to become feared by the white society and the mob, what kept them going is there love for each other, it is something that we should always remember between two people, I know that I will never forget the chemistry they had in this movie.


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