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Sugar Hill (1993)

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A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.

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Leon Ichaso
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Roemello Skuggs
Khandi Alexander ... Ella Skuggs
DeVaughn Nixon ... Raynathan (Age 11)
Marquise Wilson Marquise Wilson ... Roemello (Age 10)
O.L. Duke ... Tutty
Clarence Williams III ... A.R. Skuggs
Abe Vigoda ... Gus Molino
Anthony Thomas Anthony Thomas ... Worker
Michael Wright ... Raynathan Skuggs
John Pittman John Pittman ... Lucky
Steve Harris ... Ricky Goggles (as Steve J. Harris)
Michael Guess Michael Guess ... Y.G. (Young Gun)
Kimberly Russell ... Chantal (as Kimberly Russel)
Theresa Randle ... Melissa
Abdul Mutakabbir Abdul Mutakabbir ... Bouncer
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Storyline

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 <tgraham@currantbun.com>

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He wanted power. He wanted revenge. Now he just wants out.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense drug related violence, graphic heroin use and strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harlem See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,272,447
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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When Roemello and Raynathan are discussing getting out of the drug trade, Raynathan's braid on his forehead disappears and reappears several times. See more »

Quotes

Roemello Skuggs: Look Lolly, I think we need to call a truce. You don't hit my men, I won't hit yours. You don't hurt my brother... and I won't take your whole family. We'll work it out so you can get a piece of the action. Ok, chump? I mean champ. My word is bond.
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A thought provking tale of the streets
24 May 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Sugar Hill was one of the most thought provking films about drugs released in the early nineties. Wesley Snipes is brilliant in the lead role of Romello a drug dealer who wants to go straight when he finds love. Micheal Wright the scene stealer is even better as his brother Ray the more violent of the two. But the standout performance belongs to Clarenece Williams III as the drug addicted father. I give *** out of ****.


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