Sugar Hill (1994)

Rated R

Sugar Hill is the story of two brothers, RayNathan (DeVaughn Nixon as a teen and Michael Wright as an adult) and Romello (Dulé Hill) as a teen and Wesley Snipes as an adult) Skuggs, and their life, highly influenced by drugs, in Harlem. 

Throughout the film, several flashbacks are featured which give further insight in the life of the Skuggs family, including of the death of Ella (Khandi Alexander), their mother, and the shooting of Arthur Romello a.k.a. “AR” (Clarence Williams III), their heroin-addicted, musician father.  Although RayNathan is the oldest, he is often irrational and irresponsible, leaving Romello to be the voice of logic and sole bearer of responsibility.

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