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Hurricane Streets (1997)

Hurricane (original title)
Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »

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Marcus
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Harold
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Benny
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Joanne
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Melena
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Little Kid
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Kramer
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Duane
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Ashley
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Paco
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Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they shoplift and sell the wares to kids. One is moving toward selling drugs. Marcus wants to take a breather from the city and visit family in New Mexico. He also meets Melena, 14, a sweet kid who dreams of going to Alaska; her father is not just protective but angry and uncommunicative. The gang pressures Marcus to move up to burglary and car theft. He just wants to breathe open air. Can anything go right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and drug use involving teens | See all certifications »

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19 February 1998 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Hurricane Streets  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$102,541 (USA) (20 February 1998)

Gross:

$334,041 (USA) (20 February 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in Penn Station was shot without a permit. See more »

Quotes

Marcus: I might have sold a thing or two. It's not like killing people or selling drugs.
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Soundtracks

Walking Dream
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
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it dragged a little but it was still good
12 November 1999 | by (somewhere) – See all my reviews

I only rented this movie because Sexton was in it and i appraise him for his excellent work in "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Empire Records". I heard that this movie was real good if you like crime dramas, which i do. At first the movie was real upbeat and i liked it becuase i'm a teenager and i know alot of people that talk like that, i sometimes do. Towards the middle it kind of dragged and the ending was disappointing. Kind of like Welcome to the Dollhouse, you have to decide what's going to happen. But I still enjoyed, i give "Hurricane Streets" ***1/2 out of ****


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