The Hurricane

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington plays Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man who, 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, inspired a teenager (Vicellous Reon Shannon) from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists (Deborah Kara Unger, John Hannah, L. Schreiber) who believed in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. Their extraordinary efforts ultimately secure his release, leaving Hurricane to sum up his 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit by simply stating, "Hate got me into this place, love got me out."

Don't miss the movie "Rolling Stone" called, "A stirring fight for freedom! Denzel Washington at his powerful, poignant best!"


  • Denzel Washington
  • Vicellous Reon Shannon
  • Deborah Kara Unger
  • Liev Schreiber
  • John Hannah

Directed By:

  • Norman Jewison


  • Drama

DVD Release Date:

  • July 11th, 2000