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Sugar (2004)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2004 (USA)
Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andre Noble ...
Cliff
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Madge
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Cookie
Dorothy Gordon ...
Ancient Waitress
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Flex
Alastair Moir ...
Lil' Bro
Michael Barry ...
Shayne
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Butch
Balázs Koós ...
Shade (as Balasz Koos)
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Pregnant Girl
Nina Arsenault ...
Nina
Tulsi Balram ...
Alina
David MacLean ...
Andrea
Alexander Chapman ...
Natasha
Misakiu ...
Rocio
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A provocative and challenging coming-of-age story between Cliff, a restless suburban teen, and Butch, a street hustler, on the eve of his 18th birthday. Butch challenges Cliff's sheltered upbringing by exposing him to a different world that changes Cliff forever. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content including dialogue, violence, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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CAD 500,000 (estimated)
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Haunting, real, and beautiful
5 January 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The recent tragic death of actor Andre Noble leaves a void that cannot be replaced. But thankfully he has left his mark in this beautifully directed film. Sugar reminds me of "My private Idaho" in terms of directing and mood. While the former film had River Phoenix, who made the film so sexy, this film has Andre Noble. Noble had an acting style that revealed passion and emotion with a sexual edge. Playing an 18 year old gay teen who is anxious to have his first sexual encounter, he falls for Butch, a gay street hustler(played well by Brendan Fehr). But this is clearly Noble's film. His heart breaking performance is so real and gripping, and he seemed so destined for super stardom. Beautiful eyes, gorgeous hair and a smile that would break a million hearts, his death leaves the film industry without his raw talent and that is a shame. I would rate this film as an indie classic. It really hit home for me. I hope straight viewers keep an open mind while viewing as Andre truly gives a performance worth seeing again and again.


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