About the film
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Release Date: April 03, 2008
|Production Companies||:||Serie 23 Productions, Gowanus Projections, HBO Films, Sony Pictures Classics|
|Director||:||Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden|
|Producers||:||Anna Boden, Jamie Patricof, Jeremy Kipp Walker|
|Writers||:||Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden|
Follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition.