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Sugar Hill (1993)

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

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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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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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25 February 1994 (USA)  »

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Harlem  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,272,447 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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After appearing in a string of action films, Wesley Snipes wanted to take on a different, more dramatic role. Having worked with screenwriter Barry Michael Cooper on "New Jack City", he read the script and was immediately drawn to the central role. See more »

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

Quotes

Raynathan Skuggs: This is the flavor that they savor up here, neighbor!
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27 April 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I really felt this story starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright. It really shows the struggle of two brothers up to their present point in time, of how they were exposed to the drug game at such an early age from the death of their strung out mother to the crippling of their father thanks to the mafia. It was such a real story that sent out a strong message that got through to me - it's kind of a good guy/bad guy hood flick with a strong crime element and brutal murder scenes. Wesley Snipes is great as the hustler w/ a conscience but it was Michael Wright who delivers as the trigger-happy older brother who will murder just about anything that tries to invade his...

Sugar Hill is a movie that packs a wicked punch...great movie - in urban cinema this is easily a classic


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