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Sugar [Blu-ray] [2008]

  • SKU: 9458491
  • Release Date: 09/01/2009
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Deleted scenes
    • Play Béisbol! The Dominican Dream - Featuring interviews with David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez and more
    • Casting Sugar: Interview with Algenis Perez Soto


    Filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (Half Nelson) weave this introspective sports drama concerning a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. Miguel Santos is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team, but before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing into the United States' minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family, but can't help but struggle with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable, the previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Algenis Perez Soto
      Algenis Perez Soto - Miguel Santos, 'Sugar'
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      Rayniel Rufino - Jorge
    • Andre Holland
      Andre Holland - Brad
    • Michael Gaston
      Michael Gaston - Stu Sutton
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      Jaime Tirelli - Osvaldo

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Heartfelt Story


      This is a great great movie very heartfelt and so easy to relate to if your hispanic and like baseball it will hit you even harder but as i wrote above you really experience all the emotions here there are times your want to cry,laugh,get angry,rejoice,and cheer but a great inspirational story with a twist you will remember and love ! Absolute must see and after you see it your want to own it !

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      must see


      Very good film for baseball and non baseball fans to enjoy. Demonstrates the struggles of many players attempts to not only make it in professional baseball but adjust to life in America especially when english is not ones first language.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Terrific Story

      • Top 10 ContributorTop 10 Contributor

      A real feel good story with great acting. I think many people will be surprised with this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Baseball Story!


      Great story about baseball and a dream. I would recommend.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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