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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 »

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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 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:

Captive Women 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Costa Rica

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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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Sweet Sugar
Words and Music by Don Gere
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Too Basic and Tame for Its Genre
3 July 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sweet Sugar (1972)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Sugar (Phyllis Davis) is a prostitute that plays by her own rules but she's set-up for a drug charge and sent to work in the fields cutting cane. She strikes up a friendship-rivalry with Simone (Ella Edwards) and it doesn't take long for them to realize Dr. John (Angus Duncan) is a sexual psychopath.

SWEET SUGAR is yet another exploitation film that takes place inside a prison and features a lot of beautiful women being abused by a lot of not-so-beautiful men and of course there's the wicked leader calling all of the shots. There were so many different WIP (women in prison) movies being made during this period that you really needed to have something that set your film apart from the others. When you look at the genre as a whole, it would get much more darker and more brutal when various European director's starting making films like BARBED WIRE DOLLS.

How does SWEET SUGAR stand up? Sadly, it's a pretty boring affair and unless you're a completest for the genre then you can just stay away from this. The biggest problem with this movie is that it wants to play the game of a WIP movie but there's no indication that the screenplay or direction knew what to do. On a technical level the film looks nice and it's better made than a lot in the genre but the biggest issue is that it's downright boring and this is never a good thing for an exploitation movie.

The screenplay offers up a checklist of things that you might find in a film like this but there's nothing entertaining about it. Everything on display here has been done better in movies made before this and after it so you're basically just watching a watered down version of something you've seen too many times. There's nothing erotic about the sex scenes. There's nothing overly graphic with the violence. Yeah, there's a couple lesbians kissing and there are some beautiful women naked but everything going on around them is just boring.

Director Michel Levesque directed WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS the year before and I wasn't overly fond of that film either. The movie is just way too boring for its own good and it just doesn't stand out in a crowded genre.


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