Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar (2002)

When did you first fall in love with hip-hop?

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2002-10-05
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 105 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Rick Famuyiwa
star 6.6/10
From 105 Ratings


Sidney and Dre can attribute their lifelong friendship and the launch of their careers to one single childhood instant... witnessing the birth of hip-hop on a New York street corner. Now some 15 years later, she is a revered music critic at a national magazine and he is a successful, though unfulfilled, hip-hop record company executive. Both come to realize that their true life passions will only be fulfilled by remembering what they learned that day on the corner.

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  • Sanaa Lathan

    as Sidney 'Sid' Shaw
  • Taye Diggs

    as Andre Romulus 'Dre' Ellis
  • Yasiin Bey

    as Chris Anton 'Cav' Vichon
  • Nicole Ari Parker

    as Reese Marie Wiggam Ellis
  • Boris Kodjoe

    as Kelby Dawson
  • Queen Latifah

    as Francine
  • Wendell Pierce

    as Simon
  • Erik Weiner

    as Ren
  • Reggi Wyns

    as Ten
  • Melissa Martínez

    as Meghan
  • Aaliyyah Hill

    as Young Sidney
  • Marc John Jefferies

    as Young Dre
  • Angie Martinez

    as Self (Radio DJ)
  • Rosalyn Coleman

    as Trish Hofmann
  • Keith Tisdell

    as Richard Lawson
  • Venida Evans

    as Older Woman
  • Breece Wilson

    as Woman
  • Brette Taylor

    as Woman 2
  • Donna DuPlantier

    as Woman 3
  • Robin T. Kirksey

    as Bartender 1
  • Sterling K. Brown

    as Co-Worker
  • Kofi Boakye

    as Host
  • Dena Atlantic

    as Hot 97 Assistant
  • Gerry Pinzon

    as Instructor
  • Sam McPherson

    as Iridium Waiter
  • Big Daddy Kane

    as Self
  • Tariq Trotter

    as Self - Black Thought [The Roots]
  • Questlove

    as Self
  • Kool G Rap

    as Self
  • Helmar Augustus Cooper

    as Reverend
  • Wyking Jones

    as Bartender
  • Toks Olagundoye

    as Sidney's LA Assistant
  • Opal Alladin

    as Crafts Vendor
  • Dana Dane

    as Self
  • Doug E. Fresh

    as Self
  • Slick Rick

    as Self
  • Jermaine Dupri

    as Self
  • Pete Rock

    as Self
  • David Jolicoeur

    as Self - Trugoy the Dove [De La Soul]
  • Kelvin Mercer

    as Self - Posdnuos [De La Soul]
  • Vincent Mason

    as Self - Maseo [De La Soul]
  • Kimora Lee Simmons

    as Self
  • Russell Simmons

    as Self
  • Beanie Sigel

    as Self
  • Talib Kweli

    as Self
  • Common

    as Self
  • Method Man

    as Self
  • Hadley Martin Fisher

    as Backstage Bartender
  • Justin 'DJ' Spaulding

    as Kid in the Park
  • Liza Lapira

    as Hot 97 Receptionist
  • Ralph E. Tresvant

    as Royale (uncredited)
  • Kevin Watson

    as Record Label Executive (uncredited)
  • Vinny DeGennaro

    as Bouncer (uncredited)
  • Lamman Rucker

    as Man on Couch at Radio Station (uncredited)
  • Erica Ise

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • Spencer Kayden

    as Bridesmaid (uncredited)
  • Chyna

    as Woman at Party (uncredited)
  • Brother Eden Douglas

    as Park Chess Player #1 (uncredited)
Directing Rick Famuyiwa Director
Writing Michael Elliot Screenplay
Writing Rick Famuyiwa Screenplay
Writing Michael Elliot Story
Editing Dirk Westervelt Editor
Production Alexa L. Fogel Casting
Art Kalina Ivanov Production Design
Sound Robert Hurst Original Music Composer
Camera Enrique Chediak Director of Photography
Directing Deirdre Horgan Script Supervisor
Art Roberta J. Holinko Set Decoration
Art Peter Gelfman Property Master
Art Nora Kasarda Art Department Coordinator
Sound Greg Hedgepath Supervising Sound Editor
Sound William Sarokin Sound Mixer
Sound Daniel S. Irwin Dialogue Editor
Sound Stephanie Flack Dialogue Editor
Sound Gary Gegan Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Robert Fernandez Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Alan Freedman Foley Mixer
Sound Michael Hertlein ADR Editor
Camera K.C. Bailey Still Photographer
Camera Will Arnot Steadicam Operator
Camera Will Arnot Camera Operator
Camera Rick Raphael Steadicam Operator
Camera Andrew Casey Camera Operator
Sound Barry Cole Music Supervisor
Sound Christopher Covert Music Supervisor
Production Trish Hofmann Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Darryle Johnson Costume Designer
Production Peter Heller Producer
Production Magic Johnson Executive Producer
Crew G. A. Aguilar Stunts
Production Trish Hofmann Unit Production Manager
Directing Jono Oliver First Assistant Director
Directing Rebecca Strickland Second Assistant Director
Production Darryl A. Smith Production Accountant
Production Alma Victoria LaMarr Second Assistant Accountant
Production Heather Baird Casting Associate
Crew Cassandra Butcher Unit Publicist
Crew Steven R. Hammond Transportation Captain
Crew Peter Clores Transportation Co-Captain
Crew Josh Michael Craft Service
Crew Eugene Stamos Craft Service
Visual Effects Dennis Green 24 Frame Playback
Production Darryl A. Smith Payroll Accountant
Editing Josh Campbell Associate Editor
Editing De Non Porter First Assistant Editor
Sound Matt Colleran Sound Recordist
Sound Victor Ray Ennis First Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Roland N. Thai Sound Effects Editor
Sound Anne Slack Foley Editor
Sound Alec St. John Foley Editor
Sound Paul Flinchbaugh Sound Assistant
Sound David Kudell Sound Assistant
Sound Diane Marshall Foley Artist
Sound Damion Reed Musician
Sound Nick Smith Musician
Sound Scott Kinsey Musician
Sound Bennie Maupin Musician
Sound Steve Tavaglione Musician
Sound Robert Hurst Musician
Sound Brian Richards Music Editor
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Editing Dennis McNeill Color Timer
Visual Effects Mark Dornfeld VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Susan Shin George Visual Effects Producer
Crew Laurie Powers Digital Effects Supervisor
Production Adam Gass Production Manager
Crew Thierry Mugler Thanks
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Production Dawn Bridgewater Production Assistant
Production Dalia Burde Production Assistant
Production Terrell John Production Assistant
Production Chris Peterson Production Assistant
Production Marcus Woods Production Assistant
Production Kija Brooks Production Assistant
Production Joshua C. Hersko Production Assistant
Production Meegan Neeb Production Assistant
Production Lisa Varley Production Assistant
Production Michael Reilly Production Assistant
Sound Robert Hurst Orchestrator
Sound Robert Hurst Conductor
Sound Sherree Ford-Payne Vocals