The Hurricane (1999)

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The Hurricane
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The Hurricane is a 1999 biographical film directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Denzel Washington. The script was adapted by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon from the books Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (published in 1991), by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton, and The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender To #45472 (published in 1974), by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. It was also based on the song of the same name by Bob Dylan. The film tells the story of a former middleweight boxer who was convicted for a triple homicide in a bar in Paterson, New Jersey. The film also depicts his life in prison and how he was freed by the love and compassion of a teenager from Brooklyn named Lesra Martin and his Canadian foster family. Wikipedia


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The Hurricane is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American drama films, Prison films, Universal Pictures films, Boxing films, Sports films based on actual events, Films based on non-fiction books, Films featuring a Best Drama Actor Golden Globe winning performance and Films shot in Toronto.

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Nominated for 19 Awards | Won 5

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