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Release Date: April 03, 2008

Year    :   2008
Slogan    :   «For Miguel "Sugar" Santos, his curveball was his ticket out.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Sony Pictures Classics, HBO Films, Gowanus Projections, Serie 23 Productions
Director    :   Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Producers    :   Paul S. Mezey, Anna Boden, Jamie Patricof, Jeremy Kipp Walker
Writers    :   Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
RunTime    :   114 mins.

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.

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