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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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D
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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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Rated R for pervasive language, brutal violence, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »
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20 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The one thing you can say about this film was that the performances were all spot on...The cinematography was great as well. Also worth noticing that despite the mileu they didn't over-egg it with some crazy Gangsta Rap soundtrack. The screenplay could have been a bit better and sometimes you felt the same ground was being covered in dialogue. Sometimes motivation was questionable - but perhaps this was the point

  • these people were not exactly -stable....I believe it was adapted


from a play & there were some good moments of humour - so all in all a good British film...although quite a hard film to watch & like - all the swearing & seediness...so definitely not one of the Merchant Ivory school.


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