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Sugarhouse (2007)

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Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price.... See full summary »

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Tom
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Hoodwink
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Ray
Teddy Nygh ...
Gary (as Ted Nygh)
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Sef
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Paul
Tracy Whitwell ...
Tanya
Stephen Gressieux ...
Café Owner
Sharnie Hobbs ...
Michela
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Chris the Pinhead
Sharon D. Clarke ...
Crystal
Nicole Kent ...
Sef's Sister
Nathan Kent ...
Sef's Brother
Flor Kent ...
Sef's Mum
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Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price. As D stole the gun from his macho dealer Hoodwink, the bully is on the warpath to get it back by beating up all his pushers in turn and order them to get it, anyhow. Tom's attempts to reason with Hoodwink or buy off his wrath only get him seriously abused. He and D gradually get to know what makes the other tick and digress for reasonable life. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive language, brutal violence, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Gritty and realistic
19 August 2007 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Sugarhouse is the story of a middle class man trying to buy a firearm in the UK, and all the things that go wrong with that transaction, from the crackhead who is selling it to him, to the psychotic drug dealer who owns the gun, to the reasons he wants the gun in the first place.

This isn't a witty and convoluted Guy Ritchie gangster film, these characters are low-level criminals engaging in their day to day enterprises with the addition of a middle-class gun buyer throwing everything out of kilter.

Andy Serkis played the psychotic drug dealer with his usual flair, you could almost smell the rage he was putting off. The other actors did a fine job of representing their characters, production values were high, dialog was good.

This is an above average crime drama, with a lot of dialog and some action thrown in during the more intense moments. My American ear had some trouble with the accents, but in general it's easy to understand what's going on and why.


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