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Sugar (2008)  link to Sugar on IMDb  

Number: 474

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IMDb Rating:
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7.3/10

Country: USA, 120 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Spanish

Genre(s): Drama, Sport

Director(s): Anna Boden

Cast: Algenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Holland, Ann Whitney, Ellary Porterfield

Medium: Unknown,

Plot Outline: By 2008, more than 25 percent of major league baseball players were born in Latin America. At 19, Miguel "Sugar" Santos, a serious kid from the Dominican Republic, signs with Kansas City. He flies to Phoenix for tryouts and is sent to the Class A team "The Swing" in the fictional town of Bridgetown, Iowa, where he lives with a farm family. Thus begins his odyssey: leaving his mom and girlfriend; living in an alien culture; learning English; overcoming jitters; working hard; achieving early success; navigating friendships, occasional racism, and a woman's mixed signals; dealing with an injury; trying performance-enhancing drugs; and, searching for his place in the world. Will he make it to the Majors; will he play in New York?

Location: 651

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1