Hurricane

Hurricane

Director: Morgan J. Freeman

Cast: Brendan Sexton III, Shawn Elliott, José Zuñiga

     
 

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A teenager tries to do the right thing with heavy odds stacked against him in this hard-hitting independent drama. Marcus (Brendan Sexton III) is a 14-year-old growing up in a tough section of New York City. Marcus' father is dead, and his mother is in prison; while she told him that it was for helping to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, he later

Overview

A teenager tries to do the right thing with heavy odds stacked against him in this hard-hitting independent drama. Marcus (Brendan Sexton III) is a 14-year-old growing up in a tough section of New York City. Marcus' father is dead, and his mother is in prison; while she told him that it was for helping to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, he later discovers that she was actually convicted of the murder of his dad. Living with his grandmother, who works as a bartender, Marcus doesn't get much in the way of guidance, and he soon falls in with a group of kids who ride bikes, hang out, and engage in small-time theft for fun and profit. Marcus and his new friends shoplift CDs and sneakers and then sell them in the schoolyard; however, before long, some of the other kids bring up the idea of pulling bigger thefts for bigger profits, and while Marcus is resistant to the idea at first, the decision isn't entirely his to make. One of Marcus' few friends who wants to see him straighten up is Melena (Isidra Vega), who is growing up with a strong set of principles despite being raised in an abusive home. Hurricane (also released under the title Hurricane Streets) won both the Audience Award and the Director's Award at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival; it was the first feature for director Morgan J. Freeman (not to be confused with actor Morgan Freeman).

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
UPC:
0027616683137
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brendan Sexton Marcus
Shawn Elliott Paco
José Zuñiga Kramer
David Roland Frank Chip
Carlo Alban Benny
Isidra Vega Melena
Antoine McLean Harold
Mtume Gant Louis
Lynn Cohen Lucy
Edie Falco Joanne
Heather Matarazzo Ashley
Damien Corrente Justin
David Moscow Shane
L.M. Kit Carson Mack

Technical Credits
Morgan J. Freeman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Petra Barchi Production Designer
Nancy Brous Costumes/Costume Designer
L.M. Kit Carson Executive Producer
Enrique Chediak Cinematographer
Cynthia Hargrave Executive Producer
Sabine Hoffman Editor
Gill Holland Producer
Robert Larrea Sound/Sound Designer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
Jamin O'Brien Asst. Director
Iliana Sakus Art Director

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