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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Whitman Mayo ...
Sugar
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Tyree Battle
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Cordereau Dye ...
Thaniel Battle
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Gang Kid #1
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Viola Battle
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Natty Battle
Anthony Lee ...
'Brother Big' Battle
Lou Criscuolo ...
Garage Manager
Al Wiggins ...
D.C. Detective
Gil Johnson ...
Chris Hardwick
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Rev. Ferris Grouse (as Leland Jones)
Darrell Harlee ...
Church Piano Player
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Dr. Austin
Whitney Tucker ...
Tyree, 6 years old
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A mother flees to her hometown after her son gets into trouble.

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Eli Zeal is about to learn that to err is human... and to forgive divine.

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of violence | See all certifications »
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2 August 2001 (USA)  »

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A Toda Prova  »

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Paul Newman, 'Jack Lemmon' and Gene Hackman were originally up for the role of Jewish store owner Eli Zeal. See more »

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Thaniel Battle: [Noticing a picture of Jesus on the wall] Who's da white dude?
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At the end of the credits, there is a shot of Eli Zeal's Jewish store. On the front window is a sign that says "For Sale" See more »

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who would have thought???
6 November 2001 | by (indiana) – See all my reviews

ok, so when i heard that burt reynolds was in this movie i wasn't so sure if i'd like it... and then i saw it. WOW! this is an excellent movie. the premise of the movie is this: burt reynolds plays eli, a jewish store keeper in washington d. c. he gets shot by a boy whose mother drives a taxi and just happens to see her son run out of that store. she kidnaps the store keeper and drives him, her son, and herself to waterproof, la. this is where her family is from. when she gets there she gets some of her relatives to tend to eli. i won't tell you anything else so i won't spoil the movie for you. i very much enjoyed sugar!! he reminded me of some of my older relatives. (for those of you who watched sanford and son you might recall seeing him on there... and for those of you who watched good times you might remember ja'net dubois who plays the grandma :D )

this movie has an excellent storyline as well as presents an excellent christian viewpoint.

so, all in all i give this movie 2 thumbs up!!!


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