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The Hurricane

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

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Released: Dec 29th, 1999
Budget: $38,000,000.00
Revenue: $50,668,906.00

The Hurricane Main Cast

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Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
plays Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
Vicellous Reon Shannon
Vicellous Reon Sha…
plays Lesra Martin
Deborah Kara Unger
Deborah Kara Unger
plays Lisa Peters
Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
plays Sam Chaiton
John Hannah
John Hannah
plays Terry Swinton
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • 'Rubin 'Hurricane Carter was actually discharged from the military after four courts martial (after just 21 months' service), though the movie shows him as a returning hero.
  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): The final scene looks like Foley Square - downtown NY with the New York City Hall in the background - not anyplace in New Jersey, where Sarokin would be sitting.
  • Some of the plot and character points fictionalized or ignored include: - Carter was actually convicted of three muggings and served four years in prison prior to his murder trial - Carter and Lisa Peters eventually married and later divorced - In reality, there was no Det. Della Pesca - Carter did not give a speech in the courtroom when his conviction was overturned and Lesra was not in attendance - Carter was actually released from prison for 4 years between his two trial convictions - Carter was dishonorably discharged from the military after four court-martials (after just 21 months' service) - There actually was no evidence found that proved Carter's innocence. The reason his conviction was overturned was because the prosecution mishandled much of the evidence it had that Carter did commit the murders. When all the evidence from the real case is looked at, it seems more than likely that Carter was guilty of the murders, but got off on a technicality during his second trial.
  • Movie Goof (anachronisms): The CLRV streetcar that whizzes by in the background when Lesra sends his first letter to Rubin Carter in Toronto, wasn't introduced to Toronto streets until 1979.
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