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The Hurricane
The Hurricane
Actors: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah
Director: Norman Jewison
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
R     2000     2hr 26min

Fighter Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is convicted of murder at the height of his boxing career and after 20 years in prison, four people go to extraordinary lengths to free him.
     
     

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Actors: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah
Director: Norman Jewison
Creators: Armyan Bernstein, Irving Azoff, Dan Gordon, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Sam Chaiton, Terry Swinton
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/11/2000
Original Release Date: 01/14/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 01/14/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 2hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 19
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Steve D. (Racepro) from LITHIA, FL
Reviewed on 12/11/2011...
Another Denzel Washington Classic!!
He knocks it outta the park, with this true depiction of Ruben "The Hurricane" Carter who was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit.
He then in 1967 he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison for the triple homicide murders of three men in Paterson, New Jersey.
Then in 1974 he was tried and convicted again, in a new trial, after the two main eye witnesses, recanted their testimony.
In a secondary plot to this movie, a young boy named Lesra Martin takes an interest in The Hurricane's story, and convinces his foster parents into supporting Ruben's attorney's appeal all the way to the federal court of appeals.
Ruben wins his release after twenty years of imprisonment.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Duane S. (superpoet) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 1/19/2008...
Wonderful story, plot, with a great ending. True story.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

The Hurricane
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged. This changes when an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence enough to work for his exoneration. However, what Hurricane and his friends learn is that this fight puts them against a racist establishment that profited from this travesty and have no intention of seeing it reversed. Denzel Washington is so convincing as Rubin Carter that one forgets that he is, indeed, an actor playing a role. From the beginning to the end, Denzel is perfect. Anyone who enjoys superb acting and a story with a rewarding, emotional ending should not miss this movie.
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