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Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | | Action, Drama | January 1973 (USA)
Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »

Director:

Michel Levesque

Writers:

Don Spencer (screenplay), R.Z. Samuel (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Davis ... Sugar
Ellaraino Ellaraino ... Simone (as Ella Edwards)
Timothy Brown ... Mojo
Pamela Collins Pamela Collins ... Dolores
Cliff Osmond ... Burgos
Angus Duncan ... Dr. John
Jacqueline Giroux ... Fara (as Jackie Giroux)
Darl Severns Darl Severns ... Carlos
Albert Cole ... Max
James Houghton ... Rick
James Whitworth ... Mario
Elvira Oropeza Elvira Oropeza
Ramón Coll Ramón Coll ... (as Ramon Coll)
Nicholas Baker Nicholas Baker
Juan Antillon Freer Juan Antillon Freer
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Storyline

Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who performs cruel medical experiments on the people who work for him. Written by Eric Conrad <econrad@magnus.ohio-state.edu>

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Her Machete isn't her only weapon! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet Sugar See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Rica

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dimension Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Outtakes and unedited footage of Phyllis Davis's nude scenes were featured (without the actresses consent) in the direct to video Famous T & A (1982). See more »

Quotes

Dr. John: [in a bubble bath] As you can see, I appreciate beauty. I like to surround myself with it.
[standing and washing off the soap]
Dr. John: I also know the secrets to undreamed of pleasures.
Sugar: You're a nice looking man, doctor,
[looking at him below the waist]
Sugar: well formed.
Dr. John: Ah!... You're a perceptive woman, Sugar. You must be aware why I asked you here.
Sugar: Oh, I had a hint.
Dr. John: No doubt a woman of your «capacity» can fully enjoy what I have to offer her.
Sugar: Thanks, but I'm not interested.
[...]
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Featured in Babes Behind Bars (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Sugar
Words and Music by Don Gere
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Standard fare with some bizarre elements added
2 January 2009 | by gridoon2020See all my reviews

Quality-wise "Sweet Sugar" is standard Women-In-Prison (though the setting is not exactly a prison, but a sugar cane plantation) fare, but it does make an effort to distinguish itself from the pack by mixing broad comedy (the heroine is injected with a drug that turns her on so much that she causes the machine she is connected to to explode!), sadistic violence (including involuntary cannibalism!), supernatural elements (one of the male prisoners knows voodoo and talks to "the spirits"), and just plain weirdness (coming mostly in the form of "the doctor", a creepy nutcase who like to perform "experiments" on the girls just for kicks). Phyllis Davis and Ella Edwards are both strong and attractive heroines, though not quite at the level of, say, Pam Grier and Margaret Markov. The film looks rather good, but it does not flow very well from scene to scene, and the sexy parts as well as the action parts are too short to satisfy. Worth a look for Phyllis and Ella. (**)


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