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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 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

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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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Hurricane Streets  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,500, 16 February 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$334,041, 22 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 »

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Marcus: I might have sold a thing or two. It's not like killing people or selling drugs.
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Atari Teenage Riot
Written by Alec Empire
Performed by Atari Teenage Riot
Courtesy of Digital Hardcore Recordings
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Great portrayal of life as a teen
17 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Hurricane Streets was one of the most powerful, realistic movies I have ever seen. Marcus was on the outside who every teenager is on the inside. I should know, I'm 16.


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