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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.

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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 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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Taglines:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harlem See more »

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wesley Snipes was paid US $2.5 million dollars for the lead role - his biggest payday at the time. 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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Soundtracks

Miles Blowin'
Performed by Chaka Khan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Written by Tina Harris/Ashley Hall
Published by AMH Kid (ASCAP)/Famous Music (ASCAP)/ EG Music, Inc.
Administered by Careers - BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
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EXCELLENT
1 March 2004 | by john.foulksSee all my reviews

Clarance Williams III, Gave one of the best performances by a black character actor I have ever seem, he portrays an elderly junkie in this fast pace and exciting movie. Sugar Hill is a picture that every african american should see, it has all the qualities that make a motion picture excellent, see it, and you will never forget this movie. Wesley Snipes also gave a great part as the head of the herion empire in Harlem, he and his brother started from nothing, and move to become feared by the white society and the mob, what kept them going is there love for each other, it is something that we should always remember between two people, I know that I will never forget the chemistry they had in this movie.


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