Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter (Character)
from The Hurricane (1999)

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The Hurricane (1999)
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [to Lesra] Hate put me in prison. Love's gonna bust me out.

Reporter: Mr. Carter, now that you're out, are you still going to be The Hurricane?
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Oh, I'll always be The Hurricane. And The Hurricane is... beautiful.

Theo: We're looking for two Negros in a white car.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Any two will do?

Detective at Hospital: Are these the two men who shot you? Look carefully, Sir. Are these the two men who did this to you?
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: He said "no".
Detective at Hospital: Move closer.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: He said "no".
Detective at Hospital: Move closer.
Det. Sgt. Della Pesca: Take another look, Sir.

Det. Sgt. Della Pesca: I'm gonna take your black ass down Mr. Fucking Champion of the World.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: I got your black fucking champion right between my legs you short punk bitch.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [voice over narration] Hurricane is the professional name that I acquired later on in life. Carter is the slave name that was given to my forefathers, who worked in the cotton fields of Alabama and Georgia. It was passed onto me.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [voice over narration] The one thing I could do, and the only thing was box. I had tasted my own blood and I loved it.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [to the Warden] I'm innocent. I've committed no crime. A crime's been committed against me.

Mae Thelma Carter: Rubin, I ain't walking nowhere from you.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: I'm dead. Just bury me.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [to Les] It's very important to transcend places that hold us.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: You think I killed those people son?
Lesra: Now I know you didn't.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: How do you know?
Lesra: I just know.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [addressing the court] Twenty years spent locked up in a cage considered as a danger to society.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [addressing the court] Justice is all I ask for. Justice.
Lisa Peters: You can't understand living without you.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Fifteen years on.

Lesra: [observing the prison] This is some place.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: This is no place, not for a human being or anybody. Never get used to a place like this.

Terry Swinton: We all believe in your innocence.
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: I've been innocence for 16 years. That's how long I've been in here. Innocence is a highly over-rated commodity.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: He who bemoans the lack of opportunity, forgets that small doors many times open up into large rooms.