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Sugar Mountain (2016)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 9 December 2016 (USA)
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Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned.

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Credited cast:
Jason Momoa ... Joe Bright
Cary Elwes ... Jim Huxley
Melora Walters ... Tracey Huxley
Anna Hutchison ... Angie Miller
Haley Webb ... Lauren Huxley
Drew Roy ... Miles West
John Karna ... Josh Miller
Shane Coffey ... Liam West
Steve Mouzakis ... Randy
Nick Farnell ... Eddie
Patrick Sane ... Sharky
Crawford Wilson Crawford Wilson ... Bradley Dolan
Yulia Klass ... Nurse Jean
John Teague John Teague ... Doctor Taylor
Ron Holmstrom ... Deputy Harbor Master
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Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned.

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Drama | Thriller

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English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sugar Mountain See more »

Filming Locations:

Seward, Alaska, USA See more »

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Yellow Brick Films See more »
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Written by Portugal. The Man
Performed by Portugal. The Man
Courtesy of Equal Vision and Warner Chappell
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I really like this movie
11 December 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So Sugar Mountain is s real place in Alaska? Interesting. I wonder if they call it that cause it's covered in snow? Went to see the flick cause Jason Momoa is in it. Looks like he filmed this around the same time as Justice League, cause he looks massive.

But the new Aquaman has a small part in a movie about two brothers and the woman between them trying to pull off an interesting con.

In order to save their small business they have a plan: Miles, the older bad boy brother would get lost on Sugar Mountain just long enough to make it worth selling his story to journalist and get paid like that dude who the movie 127 Hours is based on. Just to make his story of survival sweeter, an extra added story of Liam, the good little brother, openly confessing his love to his brother's girlfriend and the two brother's staging a fight just before Miles "disappears" on the mountain, making it seem like Liam may have had something to do with it.

Of course the not that interesting twist is that Liam does actually have a thing for his brother's girl (You see that coming), What you don't see coming is how long of a downward spiral the whole con is. Usually in a small town when one of their own gets missing, it brings the town together in a good way, and the three culprits thought that would happen, but the con was getting people they care about hurt, or bringing out the worse in those closest to them and especially , especially each other. It's like the boy who cried wolf scenario , only everyone else gets eaten as the demon's come out.

But Props to Jason Momoa who showed he was not all that one dimensional. One of my fav scenes is when his character Joe Bright ended up in a holding cell with Liam and his big ass roughed up little Liam in the ultimate scared straight "I'm never ever going to jail, ever" situation.

It was a real tangle web of deception. It all started with what seemed like an very easy get rich quick scheme, but as the pages turned in this book the twist just kept getting more complex and disturbing, till you get to turning the page that makes you go "what!?" and your mind is just blown away by how messed up these people are.

Sugar Mountain did the trick.

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