The Hurricane Image

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

Summary: This film tells the story of 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.
Runtime: 145 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some violence.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 11, 2000
Director Credit
Norman Jewison Director
Writer Credit
Armyan Bernstein Screenplay
Dan Gordon Screenplay
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Book "The 16th Round"
Sam Chaiton Book "Lazarus And The Hurricane"
Terry Swinton Book "Lazarus And The Hurricane"
Principal Cast Credit
Denzel Washington Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
Cast Credit
Al Waxman Warden At Rahway Penitentiary
Badja Djola Mobutu
Clancy Brown Lt. Jimmy Williams
Dan Hedaya Det. Sgt. Della Pesca
David Lansbury U.S. Court Prosecutor
David Paymer Myron Bedlock
Debbi Morgan Mae Thelma Carter
Deborah Kara Unger Lisa Peters
Harris Yulin Leon Friedman
John Hannah Terry Swinton
Liev Schreiber Sam Chaiton
Rod Steiger Judge Sarokin
Vicellous Reon Shannon Lesra Martin
Vincent Pastore Alfred Bello
Producer Credit
Armyan Bernstein Producer
Irving Azoff Executive Producer
John Ketcham Producer
Jon Jashni Co-Producer
Marc Abraham Executive Producer
Michael Jewison Co-Producer
Norman Jewison Producer
Rudy Langlais Executive Producer
Suzann Ellis Co-Producer
Thomas A. Bliss Executive Producer
Tom Rosenberg Executive Producer
William Teitler Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: