Sugarhouse (film)

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Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Gary Love
Produced by Rachel Connors
Arvind David
Arvind Ethan David
Ben Dixon
Matthew Justice
Oliver Milburn
Michael Riley
Written by Dominic Leyton
Starring Andy Serkis
Ashley Walters
Steven Mackintosh
Adam Deacon[1]
Music by Michael Price
Cinematography Daniel Bronks
Edited by Chris Gill
Distributed by Slingshot Studios
Release date
24 August 2007
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £250,000[2]

Sugarhouse is a British urban thriller movie, starring Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Andy Serkis and Adam Deacon. The low-budget thriller is based on the stage play Collision. The film was released on 24 August 2007.


Tom (Steven Mackintosh), a middle class working employee, finds himself at rock bottom after he loses his job and his girlfriend in the same week. Believing that he has no choice but to end it all, Tom ventures into a derelict squat in East London, in an attempt to purchase a gun from homeless crack addict D (Ashley Walters). However, D attempts to extort more than the agreed price, in order to pay off his debt to local drug dealer Hoodwink (Andy Serkis), to whom he owes a significant amount of money. However, the gun is not his to sell - it actually belongs to Hoodwink, who will do anything in his power to get it back. Tom's attempts to reason with Hoodwink leave him with more trouble than he bargained for - and trying to buy him off only gets him seriously abused. Despite trying unsuccessfully to shift the blame onto not-so-macho drug dealer Ray (Adam Deacon), Tom and D gradually get to know what makes each other tick - and digress for reasonable life - as they try to find a way out of the situation. However, with Hoodwink still on the warpath, the day soon becomes a cat and mouse game of survival for the pair.[1][3]



The film was poorly reviewed, with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a "rotten" 29%, based on 18 critics (as of January 2013).[4]

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