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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.

Director:

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.

Genres:

Crime | 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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Trivia

Warner Bros., Miramax Films and TriStar Pictures all passed on handling this film, before Twentieth Century Fox picked up the domestic distribution rights. See more »

Goofs

Several times during the movie, a boom mic can be seen coming into the screen. 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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Khadijah
Performed by Dirt Nation
Produced by Edman for OkeDoke Music
Written by J. Brown/E. Jones/J. Chavis/E. Lawson
Published by Dirty Music Publishing (ASCAP/Edman Music (ASCAP)
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this is how it's done...
27 April 2003 | by whoTheFuqRyouSee all my reviews

I really felt this story starring Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright. It really shows the struggle of two brothers up to their present point in time, of how they were exposed to the drug game at such an early age from the death of their strung out mother to the crippling of their father thanks to the mafia. It was such a real story that sent out a strong message that got through to me - it's kind of a good guy/bad guy hood flick with a strong crime element and brutal murder scenes. Wesley Snipes is great as the hustler w/ a conscience but it was Michael Wright who delivers as the trigger-happy older brother who will murder just about anything that tries to invade his...

Sugar Hill is a movie that packs a wicked punch...great movie - in urban cinema this is easily a classic


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,712,485, 27 February 1994

Gross USA:

$18,225,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,225,518
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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