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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 ... 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

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Was once titled "Harlem" before going into production. 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 »

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Raynathan Skuggs: This is the flavor that they savor up here, neighbor!
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Performed by Snoman
Courtesy of Conquest Records
Written by LeBaron Frost
Published by Oodles Of Nu Tunes (BMI)/MM&M Music (BMI)
Contains samples of "The Payback"
Written by James Brown, Fred Wesley, John Starks
Published by Dynatone Publishing Co. (BMI)
Administered by Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
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A must for the Wesley Snipes connoisseur..
8 July 1999 | by OHHLASee all my reviews

Sex, money, and drugs. Broken families, and broken dreams. You'll recognize the lead character Romello as played by Wesley Snipes right away, but Michael Wright (of +The 5 Heartbeats+ and the TV series 'V: The Final Battle') turns in a strong and compelling performance of his own as Rome's brother Ray Nathan. The action builds slowly, until the kettlepot boils over at the end, so this is not a movie for those lacking patience. It's worth the wait to see Wright and Snipes struggle through their harsh reality, and to see Snipes try in vain to resurrect a family life with his father in the film that didn't exist and never would. Powerful and compelling, you'll want to see this movie more than once.


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