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The Hurricane (1999)

Directed by Norman Jewison. Cast: Denzel Washington, John Hannah, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, Vicellous Reon Shannon, David Paymer, Dan Hedaya, Harris Yulin, Rod Seiger. Based upon true events, this is the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African American boxer who was wrongfully convicted of murder. Sentenced to life in prison, Carter's published memoir, The sixteenth round, inspired a teenager from Brooklyn and three Canadian activists who believed in the truth, to join forces with Carter to prove his innocence. 166 min.
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Berlin International Film Festival - Best Actor (Denzel Washington); Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Denzel Washington)

Reviews and articles:
Beck, Bernard. "The Valley of the Shadow: The Hurricane, the Law, and Friends in Need." Multicultural Perspectives, 2000, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p22-24, 3p Full-textof this article / review is available: UC Berkeley users only
Caster, Peter. ""Based upon a true story": the hurricane and the problem of prison redemption." In:Prisons, race, and masculinity in twentieth-century U.S.literature and film / Peter Caster. (Main Stack PS228.I66.C37 2008)
Kelly, Richard. "The Hurricane." Sight and Sound 10:4 (April 2000) p. 49-50 Full-text of this article / review is available: UC Berkeley users only
Roberts, Randy. "The Hurricane." Journal of American History; Dec2000, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p1167-1168 Full-textof this article / review is available: Berkeley users only