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Sugar

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Sugar, 2004, movie, image

78 minutes – Comedy
Language: English
Festival release date: May 22, 2004 (Inside Out Festival, Toronto)
Release date: June 24, 2004
Production company: On The Stroll Productions
Distributor: THINKfilm

Based on several short stories by acclaimed writer and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, Sugar follows a journey made by Cliff, a restless suburban teen, who is about to turn 18. Tired of his life in the ‘burbs, he takes the subway downtown armed with a token, his skateboard and a joint. And so the trip begins. On his way downtown Cliff meets and is instantly attracted to Butch, a street hustler. Introduced to downtown living, Cliff gets to meet characters like Stanley, a man who enjoys “interesting activities” with young hustlers, and a pregnant drug dealer played by Sarah Polley. Cliff gets a quick lesson in the world of drugs, boozecans and sex. In return, Cliff introduces Butch to his world, which includes his mom, the always liberal Madge, and his sister, Cookie, who despite being only 12 becomes fascinated by Butch and would love to see him begin a relationship with her brother. The two boys develop a friendship that slowly turns into a romance, but the notion of intimacy is foreign to both of them.

Crew:

Producer:

John Buchan
Damion Nurse

Executive Producer:

Jennifer Jonas

Associate Producer:

Todd Klinck

Director:

John Palmer

Screenwriter:

Todd Klinck
Jaie Laplante
John Palmer

Cinematographer:

John Westheuser

Editor:

Robert Kennedy

Composer:

Ravi Persaud

Production Designer:

Danny Buchanan

Costume Designer:

Katry Sertic

Cast: Roles:

Brendan Fehr
Andre Noble
Maury Chaykin
Sarah Polley
Marnie McPhail
Michael Riley
Haylee Wanstall
Patricia Wanstall
PJ Lazic
Jeffery Pazarro
Steve Alguire
Balazs Koos
Barna Moricz

Butch
Cliff
Stanley
Pregnant Girl
Madge
The Man
Cookie
Kissing Girl
Hustler
Flex
Greg
Shade
Killer