Journeyman Pictures ; Hunting Lane Films ; Gowanus Projections ; Single A Films ; produced by Paul S. Mezey, Jamie Patricof, Jeremy Kipp Walker ; written by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck ; directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck.
- DVD; Video
- Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles 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.
- Anna Boden; Ryan Fleck
- Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Holland, Ann Whitney, Ellary Porterfield, Jaime Tirelli, Jose Rijo, Michael Gaston, Alina Vargas, Richard Bull, Kelvin Leonardo Garcia, Joendy Pena Brown.
- Release Date
- Run Time
- 114 min.
- Spanish or Portuguese dialogue, English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles.
- MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content, language and brief drug use.
- Title from container.
- Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
- Special features: deleted scenes, Making "Sugar": run the bases, Play beisbol!: the Dominican dream, interview with Algenis Perez Solo.
- 1435968689, 9781435968684,
- Director of photography, Andrij Parekh ; editor, Anna Boden ; music, Michael Brook.
- Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,c2009.
- Publisher no.
- 30947 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Related resources
- Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
- 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, region 1.
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