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Sugar is a american film of genre Drama directed by Anna Boden released in USA on 21 january 2008 with Algenis Perez Soto

Sugar (2008)

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Released in USA 21 january 2008
Length 2h
Directed by ,    
Genres Drama
Rating71% 3.596243.596243.596243.596243.59624

Sugar is a 2008 sports drama film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. It follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.


Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Perez Soto) spends his weekends at home, passing from the landscaped gardens and manicured fields on one side of the guarded academy gate to the underdeveloped, more chaotic world beyond. In his small village outside San Pedro de Macorís, Miguel enjoys a kind of celebrity status. His neighbors gather to welcome him back for the weekend; the children ask him for extra baseballs or an old glove. To his family, who lost their father years before, Miguel is their hope and shining star. With the small bonus he earned when he signed with the academy some time ago, he has started to build his family a new house—one that has a bigger kitchen for his mom and a separate room for his grandmother.


Algenis Perez Soto

(Miguel 'Sugar' Santos)
Michael Gaston

(Stu Sutton)
André Holland

(Brad Johnson)
Richard Bull

(Earl Higgins)
Ellary Porterfield

(Anne Higgins)
Karolina I. Wydra

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