Sugar Hill

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Sugar Hill ★★ 1994 (R)

Two brothers (Wright & Snipes) are heroin dealers who have built their own crime empire in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem. Snipes is moved to reconsider his career options when he falls for an aspiring actress (Randle). Jarring editing sequence recaps the seminal event in the brothers' upbringing and serves to explain how the wide-eyed boys became cold-blooded pushers. Good performances by all, but formulaic plot will leave viewers asking themselves if they haven't seen it before and why it was they saw it then. 123m/C VHS, DVD . Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Theresa Randle, Clarence Williams III, Abe Vigoda, Ernie Hudson, Larry Joshua, Leslie Uggams, Khandi Alexander, Raymond Serra, Joe Dallesandro, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Steve Harris, Kimberly Russell, Dule Hill, Donald Adeosun Faison, Nick(y) Corello; D: Leon Ichaso; W: Barry Michael Cooper; C: Bojan Bazelli; M: Terence Blanchard.