Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Cast: Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino


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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2009
UPC: 0043396309470
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:54:00

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Making Sugar: run the bases; Play Béisbol: the dominican dream - featuring interviews with David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez; Casting Sugar: interview with Algenis Perez Soto

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Algenis Perez Soto Miguel Santos, 'Sugar'
Rayniel Rufino Jorge
Andre Holland Brad
Michael Gaston Stu Sutton
Jaime Tirelli Osvaldo
Jose Rijo Alvarez
Ann Whitney Helen Higgins
Richard Bull Earl Higgins
Ellary Porterfield Anne Higgins
Alina Vargas Reyna
Kevin Leonardo Garcia Salvador
Marcos Rosa Sanchez
Walki Cuevas Alfonso
Santo Silvestre Umpire 1
Emmanuel Nanita Carvajal Reyes
Cesar Emilio Minaya C. Pedro
Joendy Pena Marcos
Karl Bury Rudy Hubbard
Zaida Alexandra Hernandez Erica
Lilin Soto Gonzales Grandmother
Dioni Feliciano Luis
Teodosia Reyes Carmen
Walky Alvarez Sofia
Letilier A. Foy Jaime
Victor Manuel Adon Javier

Technical Credits
Anna Boden Director,Editor,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Ryan Fleck Director,Screenwriter
Mike Ahern Art Director
Erin Benach Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Brook Score Composer
Mariela Comitini Asst. Director
Lynn Fainchtein Musical Direction/Supervision
Judy Karp Sound Mixer
Paul S. Mezey Producer
Elizabeth Mickle Production Designer
Andrij Parekh Cinematographer
Jamie Patricof Producer
Abigail Savage Sound/Sound Designer
Cindy Tolan Casting
Jeremy Kipp Walker Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sugar
1. Chapter 1 [5:43]
2. Chapter 2 [2:22]
3. Chapter 3 [4:00]
4. Chapter 4 [3:39]
5. Chapter 5 [3:14]
6. Chapter 6 [1:03]
7. Chapter 7 [3:42]
8. Chapter 8 [1:30]
9. Chapter 9 [2:59]
10. Chapter 10 [4:32]
11. Chapter 11 [3:16]
12. Chapter 12 [4:28]
13. Chapter 13 [3:14]
14. Chapter 14 [2:35]
15. Chapter 15 [2:34]
16. Chapter 16 [3:58]
17. Chapter 17 [5:29]
18. Chapter 18 [4:56]
19. Chapter 19 [5:06]
20. Chapter 20 [5:13]
21. Chapter 21 [4:40]
22. Chapter 22 [2:43]
23. Chapter 23 [6:07]
24. Chapter 24 [1:16]
25. Chapter 25 [5:26]
26. Chapter 26 [5:46]
27. Chapter 27 [4:41]
28. Chapter 28 [2:17]

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