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Hurricane Streets (1997)

Hurricane (original title)
A teenage petty criminal dreams of escaping his increasingly unlawful lifestyle when he meets a sweet girl who hopes to one day travel to Alaska.

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Morgan J. Freeman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Sexton III ... Marcus
Antoine McLean Antoine McLean ... Harold
Mtume Gant Mtume Gant ... Louis
Carlo Alban ... Benny
David Roland Frank David Roland Frank ... Chip
Adrian Grenier ... Punk
Lynn Cohen ... Lucy
L.M. Kit Carson ... Mack
Edie Falco ... Joanne
Isidra Vega ... Melena
Andy Ko Andy Ko ... Little Kid
José Zúñiga ... Kramer
Terry Alexander ... Duane
Heather Matarazzo ... Ashley
Shawn Elliott ... Paco
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The CD shoplifting scene was filmed at Tower Records on 4th Street & Broadway in Manhattan. 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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Great portrayal of life as a teen
17 March 1999 | by AntisocSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$231,500, 16 February 1998

Gross USA:

$375,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$375,634
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DTS | Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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