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The hurricane

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  • Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, in the prime of his boxing career, finds himself wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The Sixteenth Round, inspires a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believe in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence.


  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
  • Based upon The sixteenth round by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, and Lazarus and the Hurricane by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton.
  • Bonus material: spotlight on location, The making of the hurricane; feature commentary with director Norman Jewison; deleted scenes with special introduction by the director.
  • DVD; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
  • In English with optional dubbed French dialogue; closed-captioned.
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