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Sugar (2004)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2004 (USA)
Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.

Director:

John Palmer

Writers:

Todd Klinck, Bruce La Bruce (short stories) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Noble Andre Noble ... Cliff
Marnie McPhail ... Madge
Haylee Wanstall ... Cookie
Dorothy Gordon ... Ancient Waitress
Jeffrey Parazzo ... Flex
Alastair Moir Alastair Moir ... Lil' Bro
Michael Barry Michael Barry ... Shayne
Brendan Fehr ... Butch
Balázs Koós Balázs Koós ... Shade (as Balasz Koos)
Sarah Polley ... Pregnant Girl
Nina Arsenault Nina Arsenault ... Nina
Tulsi Balram Tulsi Balram ... Alina
David MacLean David MacLean ... Andrea
Alexander Chapman Alexander Chapman ... Natasha
Misakiu Misakiu ... Rocio
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Storyline

A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff's sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a different world that changes Cliff forever. Written by Anonymous

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Everyone has a fix.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, violence, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Сладкий See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great film with a sad history
26 August 2004 | by hotfleshSee all my reviews

I saw Sugar as part of San Francisco's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and TransFestival. This movie has it all: good casting, excellent screenplay, wonderful direction and spirit. The story revolves around Cliff who just turned 18 and has yet to experience life. He meets a hustler who turns his life upside down and in doing so learns valuable life lessons. Of particular note is the actress that plays Cliff's sister whose character is taken from Bruce la Bruce's own family! Sadly the young actor who plays Cliff died in his native Canada so this movie is his swan song. You will experience a wide array of emotions when watching this film I guarantee you. Highly recommended!


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