The Hurricane

release date:December 29, 1999
running time:146 min.
director:Norman Jewison
studio:Universal Pictures
producer(s):Norman Jewison, Armyan Bernstein
cast:Deborah Kara Unger, Denzel Washington, Dan Hedaya, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber, Vicellous Shannon
Current Tribute rating: Current rating: 4.48    Rate Movie     User Reviews

The Hurricane Movie Synopsis

In June 1966, Rubin Hurricane Carter was a strong contender fo rthe middleweight boxing title. When three people were murdered in a New Jersey bar, Carter's dreams were destroyed. Driving home from a nearby club, Carter was wrongly arrested and sentenced to serve three life terms in prison.

Several years later, Carter's published memoir inspired a Brookly teenager and three Canadian activists who believed in the truth to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts of commitment and love ultimately secure his release.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Toronto, Ontario.

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I think the factual and fictional representations of the movie portray realities that concern black history in America. Any other inmate of different nationalities can identify with the loneliness, inner dialogs, psychological trauma feelinga, and emotions that a prisoner may feel. The movie makes of wonder about "that justice for all" and about the visits that we should pay to prisoners.

i`m a french spectator and when i saw this film i was very degusted about the american laws and`s really a good film it was one of my favorite film because it explain all injustice in Statse...

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