Lesra Martin
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Lesra Martin (Character)
from The Hurricane (1999)

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The Hurricane (1999)
Book Lady: Okay, young man. That'll be twenty five cents.
Lesra: 25 cent? Must not be much of a book.

Lisa Peters: Your first book, huh?
Lesra: Yeah.
Lisa Peters: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter.

Lesra: The man's innocent. And he's been in jail fifteen or sixteen years. It's not right.
Terry Swinton: I know that's what his book says.
Sam Chaiton: Two juries found him guilty, Les.
Lesra: Two white juries.
Lisa Peters: Hey, hey. Not all white people are racist.
Lesra: Not all black people are murderers.

Lesra: [to Rubin] Dear Mr. Carter, I read your book.

Lesra: [to Rubin] I would like to come and visit you if that would be alright.

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.

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.

Lesra: Why'd you do all that?
Terry Swinton: 'Cause you were smart and funny.
Sam Chaiton: And short. We figured it'd be good for you to spend a little time with some tall white people.
Terry Swinton: Yeah, Absolutely.