The Hurricane | 1999

Drama, Sports
Rueben Carter, heavyweight boxing champion is wrongly imprisoned for years. Thanks to the help of an inner city youth, he is set free.

Cast

... Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

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... Lesra

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... Lisa

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... Sam

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... Terry

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... Della Pesca

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... Mae Thelma

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... Lieutenant Jimmy Williams

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... Myron Beldock

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... Leon Friedman

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... Judge Sarokin

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... Mobutu

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Company

Production Company

Azoff MSG Entertainment

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Production Company

Bulloch Entertainment Services Inc

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By David's Capers on Location

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Synopsis

Story about 1960s world middleweight boxing champion Rubin "Hurricane" Carter--a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested along with another man for the murders of three white men in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully accused, Carter and John Artis were convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison, where Carter decided to channel his frustration and despair by writing his own story from his cell. Although his autobigraphy, "The Sixteenth Round," did get published, Carter remained behind bars, finding inner peace by withdrawing from the outer world and the national interest which surrounded his case (including impassioned pleas from Bob Dylan and Muhammed Ali and others). Years later, an alienated American youth living in Canada, Vicellous Shannon, found direction and purpose for the first time in his life after reading Carter's book, and began corresponding with him... this eventually lead to a full-time campaign to get Carter released.

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