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Hurricane Streets (1997)
"Hurricane" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  19 February 1998 (Australia)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Marcus
Antoine McLean ...
Harold
Mtume Gant ...
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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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Marcus: I might have sold a thing or two. It's not like killing people or selling drugs.
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Walking Dream
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
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Realistic, un"blinged" well made film
8 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all like it has been said, this is not typical Hollywood garbage, resolution at end flick which is refreshing.. I grew up in blue collar New Jersey and the setting is NYC... The characters hit close to home and I had one of each of them close to me in my adolescent years.. I rented it not realizing that one of the cast, Carlo Alban was actually an acquaintance of mine in real life.. Apart from the fact that I have my own opinion about him, I think that he as well as the other actors involved do a great job in providing a realistic, down to earth portrayal of urban youth in the mid-late 90's.. The score is also not glamorous, but well done.. You are allowed to have a glimpse of the world seen through so many eyes, that is rarely done accurately on-screen... A well written movie.. See it..


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