Sugar is Miguel Santos, a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big leagues and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. Before that happens, he’ll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues.
Sugar (2008) Drama, Sport | 114min | 24 April 2009 (USA) 7.2
Director: Anna Boden, Ryan FleckWriter: Anna Boden, Ryan FleckStars: Algenis Perez Soto, Jose Rijo, Walki CuevasSummary: 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?
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