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"His greatest fight was for justice."

The Hurricane tells the journey of New Jersey native, prize fighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. Mr. Carter grew up in Patterson New Jersey in out of reform schools for various petty juvenile violations. Before Carter's eighteenth birthday, he escaped from a facility, joined the army, and started an amateur career as a boxer. He gained fame and celebrity while in the service, and upon his release from the army he returned to his native New Jersey. Once Carter is back in New Jersey he continues his boxing career, now as a professional, and takes a wife, Mabel, and starts a family.

While out one evening at a neighborhood bar, Carter and another man are accused of the grisly murders of three people that were gunned down in another bar in the same Patterson neighborhood. Carter and the other man are charged, convicted and sent to state prison to serve life sentences for the murders. While in prison Carter writes his memoir. A young man living in Canada reads Carter's memoir and is so moved by Carter's story, he begins a one man crusade to find the truth of what really happened and tries to set Carter free.

| 1999 | 2 hr 25 min | 7.6/10 | 74/100
Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber
December 29,  1999 (1999-12-29)

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