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Hurricane (1997)

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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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Cast

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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
L.M. Kit Carson ...
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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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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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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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Soundtracks

Atari Teenage Riot
Written by Alec Empire
Performed by Atari Teenage Riot
Courtesy of Digital Hardcore Recordings
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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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