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Sugar (2009) - Movie Details

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Sports Drama
114 min.
Release Date
April 3, 2009 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
September 1, 2009 (Buy on Amazon)
Running Time
114 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief drug use

"Sugar" follows the story of Miguel Santos, a.k.a. Azucar, a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macoris, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at the Kansas City Knights baseball academy, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system. Miguel travels from his tight knit community in the Dominican Republic to a small... Full synopsis »

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As the baseball season draws to a close (I'm a Mariner fan, so yes, the baseball season is indeed coming to a close soon), I look back on a film I recently watched called Sugar, about a young Dominican pitcher who is drafted by a professional baseball team and moves to America with hopes of becoming a star. It's a worthwhile drama that takes a look at minor league baseball, but never really tells the audience what the point is. Full movie review »
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