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The Hurricane Movie Review Summary

Actors: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Dan Hedaya, Rod Steiger, John Hannah, Liev Schreiber

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THE HURRICANE, based on Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter's best selling novel "The 16th Round" and Sam Chaiton's "Lazarus and the Hurricane" is a movie directed by Norman Jewison in 1999. Denzel Washington earned several awards (Berlin, Golden Globe) for his performance.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter was one of boxing's best middleweight contenders when he was arrested for murder in 1964 and sentenced to life imprisonment. He always claimed his innocence, wrote a book in prison about his life but lost all his trials and appeals. The film presents highlights of Carter's dazzling career. A young Canadian black boy, Lesra Martin, reads Carter's biography and decides to meet the boxer in prison. Soon, Lesra's friends, convinced of Carter's innocence, reopen the case, find pieces of evidence showing that a police inspector forged false proofs against Carter to frame him, and finally submit the file to the Supreme Court at the end of the 80's.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Script Analysis of The Hurricane

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Sports story?    -   boxing Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Sports story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   wrongly accused clearing name

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Is this movie based on a    -   book

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