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Dominican baseball star Miguel "Sugar" Santos is recruited to play in the U.S. minor-leagues.

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Jose Rijo ...
Alvarez
Walki Cuevas ...
Alfonso
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Miguel
Santo Silvestre ...
Umpire #1
Emmanuel Nanita Carvajal ...
Reyes
Cesar Emilio Minaya C. ...
Pedro
Joendy Pena Brown ...
Marcos
Kelvin Leonardo Garcia ...
Salvador
Marcos Rosa ...
Sanchez
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Rudy
Zaida Alexandra Hernandez ...
Erica
Lilin Soto Gonzales ...
Abuela
Dioni Feliciano ...
Luis
Teodosia Sanchez Reyes ...
Carmen
Walky Alvarez ...
Sofia
Letilier A. Foy Jr. ...
Jaime
Victor Manuel Adon ...
Javier
Raul Abraham ...
Floor Manager
Manuel Cache ...
Uncle Angel
Gisselle Jimenez ...
Cousin Lupe
Omayra Perez Soto ...
Prima Omayra
Francia Teresa Andujar ...
Aunt Lola
Michel Junior Sanchez ...
Cousin Felipe
Herny Severino ...
Neighbor Ana
Wilson Daniel ...
Uncle Jeffe
Braulio Castillo ...
Frank
Conrad Layton ...
Julio
Carlos Fermin ...
Antonio
Rayniel Rufino ...
Jorge
Marla Frumkin ...
Waitress (as Marla Finn)
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Brad (as Andre Holland)
Gerardo J. Ramirez ...
Orlando
Jesus A. Diaz ...
Ed
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Stu
Ann Whitney ...
Helen Higgins
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Earl Higgins
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Anne
Barbara P. Engstrom ...
Hilary
Larry E. Donaldson ...
Michael
Issac Thomas Richer Smith ...
Clubby
Randolph Wehofer ...
Jack Jeffries
Scott Behn ...
Umpire #2
Jonathan Gregoire ...
Jackass
Brandon Steinbrecher ...
Jeff
Brandon Robert Gorrell ...
Randy
Ian R. Wiley ...
Travis
Holly Hanson ...
Wendy
Ted Timbrook ...
Umpire #3
Don Umland ...
Umpire #4
Chris Harkins ...
Batter
Alina Vargas ...
Reyna
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Rafael (as J. Eddie Martinez)
Sándor Técsy ...
Nikolai (as Sandor Tecsy)
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Raquel
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Osvaldo
Rafael Espinal ...
Caballo
Jose Luis Romero ...
José
Hamlet Abreu ...
Hamlet
Jean Carlos Rodriguez ...
Jean
Harrison Alvarado ...
Harrison
Roger Pena ...
Roger
Ramon Calderon ...
Umpire #5
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Basile ...
Subway Commuter (uncredited)
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Kansas City Major League Ball Player (uncredited)
Rhett Ashley Crosby ...
Kansas City Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Gregory the Delivery Man (uncredited)
Adam Denomme ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Christopher Denomme ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Baseball Player / Brawler (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Bouncer (uncredited)
Tom George ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Taylor Hogue ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Chris Irizarry ...
Baseball Player (uncredited)
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Marcus Jordan ...
Kansas City Pitcher (uncredited)
Ed Kalegi ...
Stadium Public Address Announcer (uncredited)
Jason H. Karniol ...
Kansas City Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Jack C. Kloppenborg ...
Wisconsin Rattler Player (uncredited)
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Dominican Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Dave Mahr ...
Kansas City Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
Sabien Minteer ...
Hardy / Team Mascot (uncredited)
Antonia Molina ...
Wife (uncredited)
Daren Palacio ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Joseph Rao ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Alyssa Simmons ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Jeremy Ray Smolik ...
Baseball Player (uncredited)
Tom Sponberg ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)
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Security Guard (uncredited)
Michael Robert Yeager ...
Fan at Spring Training Game (uncredited)
Chelsea Zeleny ...
Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck

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Ryan Fleck ... (written by)

Produced by

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Anna Boden ... executive producer
Denton Hanna ... field producer: Arizona
Paul Mezey ... producer
John Douglas Miller ... field producer: Iowa
Jamie Patricof ... producer
Jeremy Kipp Walker ... producer

Music by

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Michael Brook

Cinematography by

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Andrij Parekh

Film Editing by

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Anna Boden

Editorial Department

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Andrew Blackwell ... associate editor
Dana Bloder ... digital intermediate producer
Jessica Elvin ... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Goldman ... post-production coordinator
Richie Roefaro ... colorist assistant
Daniel Silverman ... digital imaging supervisor
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Patricia Sztaba ... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher
Kevin Vale ... digital film scanning and recording
Michael P. Whipple ... digital intermediate engineer

Casting By

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Cindy Tolan

Production Design by

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Beth Mickle

Art Direction by

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Michael Ahern

Set Decoration by

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Richard Bailey

Costume Design by

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Erin Benach

Makeup Department

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Lisa DelleChiaie ... key hair stylist
David Kalahiki ... additional makeup artist: New York
Chrissy Kernes ... additional hair stylist: Arizona / additional makeup artist: Arizona
Johnny Mooi ... additional hair stylist: Iowa / additional makeup artist: Iowa
David Presto ... additional makeup artist: New York
Leo Won ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Sarah Connors ... post-production supervisor
Francis "Indio" Disla Ferreira ... unit production manager (as Francis Disla)
Ronny Merdinger ... unit production manager
Dave Saltzman ... production supervisor
Pamela Winn-Barnett ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mariela Comitini ... first assistant director
Nicole Real ... second second assistant director: Dominican Republic
Jamie Ellen Rush ... second assistant director: New York / second second assistant director: Arizona / second second assistant director: Iowa
Nadia Tabbara ... second second assistant director: New York
Juan M. Zuniga ... second assistant director: Arizona / second assistant director: Dominican Republic / second assistant director: Iowa

Art Department

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Matthew Amenta ... assistant property master
Jeremy L. Balon ... property master
Travis Black ... art department: Arizona
Corbin Booth ... leadman
Jared Bumgarner ... leadman
Tyler Drayton ... set dresser
Ricardo Folch ... on set dresser
Gina Freedman ... on-set dresser
Rachel Jones ... art coordinator
Daniel R. Kersting ... assistant set decorator
Dan-ah Kim ... art production assistant
Elvis Mariñez ... assistant property master
Darryl Parsons ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Bryan Dembinski ... additional production sound recordist: New York
Tom Efinger ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
David Ellinwood ... dialogue editor
Eric Gitelson ... foley engineer
John Moros ... foley editor
Abigail Savage ... sound designer
Jeff Seelye ... assistant sound editor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Josh M. Allen ... electrician: New York
Joe Anderson ... additional assistant camera: New York
Nathan Beaman ... best boy grip: Arizona
Justin Bennett ... grip: New York
Katie Dainson ... loader
Shannon DeWolfe ... assistant camera: Iowa
Denton Hanna ... still photographer: Arizona
Rob Harlow ... best boy grip: New York
Tim Hawn ... assistant camera: Iowa
Andy Kromphardt ... camera intern: Iowa / camera production assistant: Arizona / camera production assistant: New York
Adam Lukens ... best boy grip: Dominican Republic / key grip: Arizona
Lee Lusby ... grip
Ian McAlpin ... film loader: New York
Mike 'Electric' Mervilde Jr. ... gaffer
Smokey Nelson ... additional photographer / gaffer: Dominican Republic
Rick Pilcher ... electrician
Kent Pope ... electrician
Aaron Randall ... electrician: New York
Samantha Sa ... grip: New York
Jay Sgroi ... additional electrician: New York
Jay Todd ... grip
Matthew Walker ... key grip: Dominican Republic (as Matt Walker)
Hunter Whalen ... additional second assistant camera
Dave Wightman ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Iowa
Jarrod Wilson ... grip

Casting Department

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Patrice Farner ... extras casting: Arizona
Shaun Gerardo ... casting associate
Gisselle Jimenez ... extras casting: dominican republic
Rita Powers ... extras casting: New York
Sean Powers ... extras casting: New York
Tom Walljasper ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Caroline Flach ... seamstress
Stephani Lewis ... assistant costume designer
Emma Potter ... costume supervisor
Elisa Santiago ... wardrobe supervisor
Karla Strum ... set costumer

Location Management

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Melinda Burns ... location assistant
Leonardo Cuesta ... location manager: Dominican Republic
Shannon Dennard ... location scout: New York
Trish Gray ... location scout: New York
John Henry ... location manager: New York
Melvin Nadal ... location assistant: Dominican Republic
Rolando Sanchez ... assistant location manager: Dominican Republic
Willie Toubman ... assistant location manager: New York

Music Department

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Lynn Fainchtein ... music supervisor
Evyen Klean ... music consultant (as Evyen J Klean)
Annette Kudrak ... music editor
Nicholas Schenck ... assistant music editor (as Nicholas J. Schenck)

Transportation Department

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Gill Manuel Pena ... transportation captain: Dominican Republic

Other crew

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Bladimir Abud ... production assistant: Dominican Republic
Vince Brown ... key set production assistant: New York / set production assistant: Arizona / set production assistant: Iowa
Andrea F. Cannistraci ... production legal
Yinna De La Cruz ... set production assistant: Dominican Republic
Kristyn DiPane ... project manager: Technicolor New York
Patrick Eaton ... production assistant: New York
Hector Eduardo ... pitching coach: Dominican Republic
Andrew Goldman ... production coordinator
Sandi Greenberg ... production assistant: New York
Timothy P. Haskins ... assistant production coordinator: Arizona
Albert Krause ... production accountant
Jon Kussmaul ... production assistant: New York
Austin Lapierre ... production assistant: Arizona
John Marx ... baseball consultant: Iowa
Juan Jose Namnun ... set PA: Dominican Republic
Ginny Nugent ... production executive
Mike Orchard ... baseball consultant: Arizona
Emily Pendas ... script supervisor
Nicole Pilcher ... assistant production coordinator: la (as Christine Nicole Pilcher)
Julie Platner ... production coordinator
Rob Plonskier ... production assistant
Francisco Gomez Polanco ... security chief: Dominican Republic
Jose Rijo ... baseball consultant: Dominican Republic
Javier Rojas ... craft service
Spring Sutter ... post production accountant
Mike Tank ... production assistant: Arizona
Ramón Elias Valdez ... production assistant: dominican republic
Neal Welty ... production assistant
Kenneth Yanga ... production assistant: Arizona

Thanks

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Tze Chun ... special thanks
Craig Kestel ... special thanks
Jeremy Pikser ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team "The Swing" in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman's mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Untitled Dominican Project (United States)
  • Sugar: Carrera tras un sueño (Argentina)
  • Сахар (Russia)
  • Perseguindo um Sonho (Brazil)
  • Egy dominikai spíler (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $60,140, 05 Apr 2009

Did You Know?

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Trivia Some of the last names of the Swing of the Quad Cities players in the film were those of actual players on the team. However, they were not portrayed by the real Swing players. During filming, the real players were still in their regular season and then post-season. See more »
Goofs When Miguel is pitching to the Loons in the top of the fifth, the scoreboard already shows 0 runs. The score for a half inning is not registered until the half inning is completed. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Los Que Me Esperaban, Llegue See more »
Quotes Earl Higgins: No drinking. No cervezas in the casa. No chicas in the bedroom.
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