A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged. This changes when an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence enough to work for his exoneration. However, what Hurricane and his friends learn is that this fight puts them against a racist establishment that profited from this travesty and have no intention of seeing it reversed.Written by
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When they show the bar shooting, when the woman, Hazel Tanis is shot, as she is going down you can see the actress is wearing knee pads. When Bello comes into the bar and looks at Tanis, she is no longer wearing the knee pad. See more »
Ladies and gentlemen, this fine young fighter will be right here in Pittsburg on the boxing cog, this Monday night.
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I saw this movie on DVD because it was my friend's birthday and while at the end most of them were applauding or shedding tears for Carter, I felt like I had seen a movie that had a compulsive lying disorder. While in the movie he is portrayed as a noble black man, persecuted his whole life but an obsessed detective, but in real life it was quite the opposite. 0/10. Go see it if you enjoy watching director's distort true stories as much as they can.
Also a note: Carter no longer speaks to the Canadians who devoted so much time and effort to free him.
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