The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua... See full summary »
Jada Pinkett Smith,
Jeff Cole is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover. His wish is granted and through success is given the task of taking down state-wide crack ... See full summary »
A beautiful black gangster's moll flees to Harlem with a trunkload of gold after a shootout, unaware that the rest of the gang, and a few other unsavoury characters, are on her trail. A ... See full summary »
Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, ... See full summary »
A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »
Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere near as easy as getting in, as everything gradually builds up to end in tragedy.Written by
The success of "New Jack City" got writer Barry Michael Cooper's script for "Sugar Hill" attention in Hollywood. With Wesley Snipes already attached, it seemed like a home run, but none of the major studios were willing to touch the material due to its bleak nature. The script was eventually picked up and financed by indie production company Beacon Communications. See more »
Several times during the movie, a boom mic can be seen coming into the screen. See more »
Bumped into this movie on Sky Cinema the other night, when it was halfway through. At first I assumed it was a hitherto-shelved Spike Lee film, especially when Wes popped up. I was riveted from then on by its uncompromising bleakness: a black Godfather III? Certainly left a similar impression, of the tragic futility of hard drugs and street gangs, of the sometime impossible difficulties inherent in changing one's life. IL' Wes has never convinced as an untarnished hero; here he is as convincingly uncertain, as shakily cocky, as he was in Jungle Fever and One Night Stand: a vastly underrated actor who really ought to get back in the saddle with Spike as soon as he possibly can. Never heard of the director, though.
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