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Sugar Hill [DVD] [1994]

Release Date:01/14/2003
Leon Ichaso directs Wesley Snipes in the crime drama Sugar Hill, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and a making-of featurette. This is a fine release from 20th Century Fox that should please genre enthusiasts and fans of Wesley Snipes.

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    Special Features

    • Featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene selection
    • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1)
    • Audio: English Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby Surround
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Closed Captioned


    Sugar Hill
    Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright play druglord brothers who have a mob-like crime empire in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem. Through flashbacks, we see how Roemello Skuggs (Snipes) and Raynathan Skuggs (Wright) entered the drug culture, with Raynathan helping his mother inject heroin. She died when the boys were young, but their father A.R. Skuggs (Clarence Williams III) survived, remaining a hopeless and frightful heroin addict. Roemello has grown up to be an educated, culturally pretentious businessman who stays away from his own merchandise, wears expensive cashmere coats and other colorful clothes, and lives in a beautiful uptown apartment, while being plagued by guilt. Raynathan, however, is losing his battle with drug addiction and spiraling downward. Roemello runs the family drug business with the help of an old-fashioned mob boss, Gus Molino (Abe Vigoda), whose grocery is a front for the dealing. To fuel his doubts, Roemello becomes involved with a beautiful aspiring actress, Melissa (Theresa Randle), and she urges him to get out of the drug business. But a rival dealer, Lolly Jonas (Ernie Hudson), cuts into Roemello territory, there is a brutally violent turf war, and Roemello must decide whether to defend or abandon his livelihood. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Wesley Snipes
      Wesley Snipes - Rosemello Skuggs
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      Michael Wright - Raynathan Skuggs
    • Theresa Randle
      Theresa Randle - Melissa
    • Clarence Williams III
      Clarence Williams III - A.R. Skuggs
    • Abe Vigoda
      Abe Vigoda - Gus Molino

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