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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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Cast

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Marcus
Antoine McLean ...
Harold
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Louis
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Benny
David Roland Frank ...
Chip
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Punk
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Lucy
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Mack
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Joanne
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Melena
Andy Ko ...
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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know life. no limits.

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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)  »

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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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Trivia

The original title was "Hurricane". The title was changed to "Hurricane Streets" after a print of the film was requested for a screening, and the film that was delivered was Hurricane (1979). See more »

Quotes

[talking about New Mexico compared to New York]
Marcus: And the air? It don't smell like this shit.
Melena: You remember what the air smelled like from when you were five?
Marcus: No, but I've seen pictures and I know it don't smell like this shit.
Melena: You can't smell pictures, Marcus.
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Walking Dream
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
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Didn't go anywhere
1 December 1998 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Some decent performances were dulled by characters that never developed and a story that never really went anywhere. A tame counterpart to Larry Clark's "Kids," we are taken into the tough inner-city streets and into the lives of a few of its teenage inhabitants. I couldn't get over the feeling that I knew these kids were acting, whereas in "Kids" the performances seemed shockingly real, like a documentary. Lacking on many counts, the movie never provoked much emotion and there seemed to be no closure to any of the characters nor did I care.


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