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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.

Director:

Morgan J. Freeman
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Cast

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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Taglines:

know life. no limits.

Genres:

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 »

Goofs

Supposedly set in the summer but Marcus and Chip are selling CDs to kids outside the school playground although the kids could be attending summer school. See more »

Quotes

Benny: What do you want to be? Are you gonna be like a farmer or something?
Marcus: I guess I could be a farmer.
Benny: Yeah, I wanted to be a cop. But now that we steal so much, it's probably not a good idea.
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Soundtracks

Walking Dream
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Peter Salett
Performed by Peter Salett
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KIDS with a soul
11 January 1999 | by LATENITESee all my reviews

This movie has many great points. The main character, 15 year old Marcus, added a great raw aspect to this movie that i haven't seen too often in other films, through his acne-ridden face with seemingly no make-up and harsh young new york accent. The film has a fine plot, but its logic gets very confused towards the end. The ending of the movie left many sub-plots of the movie unfinished, but after pondering it for awhile, i realized that it was a great way to end the movie. Hurricane Streets is similar to the film KIDS in many ways, but falls short of meeting KIDS' underlying messages and tones, and it's fantastic realism. 'Hurricane' does however have much more soul and feeling displayed than KIDS.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hurricane Streets See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Ultra Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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