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Writer (WGA):
Barry Michael Cooper (written by)
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Release Date:
25 February 1994 (USA) See more »
He wanted power. He wanted revenge. Now he just wants out.
Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wesley Snipes ... Roemello Skuggs

Khandi Alexander ... Ella Skuggs

DeVaughn Nixon ... Raynathan (Age 11)
Marquise Wilson ... Roemello (Age 10)

O.L. Duke ... Tutty

Clarence Williams III ... A.R. Skuggs

Abe Vigoda ... Gus Molino
Anthony Thomas ... Worker

Michael Wright ... Raynathan Skuggs
John Pittman ... Lucky

Steve Harris ... Ricky Goggles (as Steve J. Harris)
Michael Guess ... Y.G. (Young Gun)

Kimberly Russell ... Chantal (as Kimberly Russel)

Theresa Randle ... Melissa
Abdul Mutakabbir ... Bouncer
Yusaf Ramadan ... Bouncer
Karl Johnson ... Bouncer

Andre Lamal ... Martin David

Dulé Hill ... Roemello Skuggs (Age 17)

Sam Gordon ... Raynathan (Age 18)

Larry Joshua ... Harry Molino
Raymond Serra ... Sal Marconi

Frank Ferrara ... Sal's Bodyguard

Donald Faison ... Kymie Damiels

Bryan Clark ... Dean
Lord Michael Banks ... Nigerian

Alex Brown ... Nigerian #2 (as Alex A. Brown)

Joe Dallesandro ... Tony Adamo

Ernie Hudson ... Lolly Jonas
Nick Corello ... Coco

Leslie Uggams ... Doris Holly
Natalie Venetia Belcon ... Lynette (as Natalie Belcon)

Brenden Jefferson ... Kid
Denetria Champ ... Diva
Phyromn Taylor ... Preacher

Sam Bottoms ... Oliver Thompson
Maria R. Kelly ... Coco's Girlfriend (as Maria Kelley)

Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Mark Doby

Directed by
Leon Ichaso 
Writing credits
Barry Michael Cooper (written by)

Produced by
Marc Abraham .... executive producer
Armyan Bernstein .... executive producer
Greg Brown .... producer
Rudy Langlais .... producer
Steven R. McGlothen .... line producer
Tom Rosenberg .... executive producer
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
Cinematography by
Bojan Bazelli (director of photography) (as Bojan Bazeli)
Film Editing by
Gary Karr 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Barbara Cohen 
Production Design by
Michael Helmy 
Art Direction by
Jay Jergensen  (as J. Jergensen)
Set Decoration by
Kathryn Peters 
Costume Design by
Eduardo Castro 
Makeup Department
Clifford Booker .... key hair stylist
Cat'Ania McCoy-Howze .... key/2nd makeup artist
Laini Thompson .... makeup department head
Production Management
Steven R. McGlothen .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Carter .... first assistant director
Frank Davis .... second assistant director
Steven R. McGlothen .... second unit director
Art Department
Kenneth Albanese .... construction coordinator
Tommy Allen .... property master
Skye Bailey .... assistant art director
Marc Berline .... carpenter
Michael Biggie .... painter
Kyung W. Chang .... assistant art director
Andrea Dopaso .... assistant art director
Chris Anthony Miller .... leadman (as Chris Miller)
Elaine O'Donnell .... set decorator: New York
Dennis Riewerts .... draper
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Gedemer .... sound editor
Malcolm Morris .... sound mixer
Adrian Rollins .... sound utility
Andy Rovins .... boom operator
Cathie Speakman .... adr editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Matt Vogel .... special effects
Howard 'Stick' Baines .... stunt player: New York (as Howard Baines)
Tony Brubaker .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Andy Duppin .... stunt player: New York (as Andrew Dupin)
Joe Fitos .... stunt player: New York
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Maria R. Kelly .... stunt player: Los Angeles (as Maria Kelley)
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt Double: Donald Fasion (as Jalil Lynch)
Bob Minor .... stunt player: Los Angeles
Rita Minor .... stunt player: Los Angeles
Michael Russo .... stunt coordinator: New York (as Mike Russo)
Marcus Salgado .... fight consultant
Gregg Smrz .... stunt player: New York (as Greg Smerz)
Jeff Ward .... stunt player: New York
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Brian Bellamy .... grip
Tony Brown .... grip
Joseph V. Cicio .... first assistant camera (as Joe Cicio)
Greg Fausak .... grip
Doug Foote .... second assistant camera: New York
Michael Gallart .... dimmer board operator
Michael Gallart .... gaffer: New York
Terry Graves .... camera loader
Loren Hillebrand .... dolly grip
John Holmes .... second assistant camera
David Lee .... still photographer
Henry Lynk .... camera operator
John Joseph Minardi .... best boy grip (as John Joseph Menardi)
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer (as Tony Nako)
Melvin Pukowsky .... grip: Los Angeles
Randy Ratliff .... key grip
Bobby Thomas .... grip
Casting Department
Winsome Sinclair .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Michael Belling .... second assistant editor
Terrie Berlin .... second assistant editor
Alessandra Carlino .... apprentice editor
Kelley Dixon .... assistant editor
Nicole Smith .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Isabelle Kostic Crosley .... location scout
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Marni Wilkens .... location production assistant
Pam O'Har .... location manager (uncredited)
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Pilar McCurry .... executive soundtrack producer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Glenn Midcap .... transportation coordinator
Robert J. Young .... driver
Other crew
Mitchell Bell .... production coordinator
Mary Montiforte .... production controller
Grant Harper Reid .... location assistance (as Grant Reid)
Carrie Seeley .... assistant: Mr. Snipes
Barbara Thaxton .... script supervisor
Robyn Von Arx .... production assistant
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator
Sam Montiforte .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Rated R for intense drug related violence, graphic heroin use and strong language
123 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Boom mic visible: Several times during the movie, a boom mic can be seen coming into the screen.See more »
Roemello Skuggs:[Thinking about his late mother] The boy you loved has become the man you feared.See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
this is how it's done..., 27 April 2003
Author: whoTheFuqRyou from NYC

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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