• The Hurricane (2000)

The Hurricane

Release Date: January 14th, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2000

R |2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Denzel Washington is 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 3 people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully accused, Carter and John Artis were sentenced to 3 life terms in prison.

Cast: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown

Director: Norman Jewison

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Beacon Communications, Azoff Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Emotional , 1980s , Quest , 1970s , Murder , 1960s , Inspiring , Gripping , Bar , Prison ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    Washington can bank on an Oscar nomination for the most forceful work of his career. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Both the movie and Denzel Washington are knockouts.

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Washington blows you away. To say he gives the performance of his career is an understatement.

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Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture