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Hurricane Season (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 8 December 2009 (USA)
A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Story

Writer:

Robert Eisele
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Al Collins
Taraji P. Henson ... Dayna Collins
Bonnie Hunt ... Principal Durant
Isaiah Washington ... Buddy Simmons
China Anne McClain ... Alana Collins
Jalene Mack ... Andrea Wall
Eric D. Hill Jr. ... Christian Wall (as Eric Hill)
Robbie Jones ... Brian Randolph
Jarod Einsohn ... Randy Verdin
Shad Moss ... Gary Davis (as Bow Wow)
Jackie Long ... J.J.
Louis Coleman Louis Coleman ... Carl Cobbins
Khleo Thomas ... David Willis
Nick Washington Nick Washington ... Self
J.B. Smoove ... Team Bus Driver
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A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the state championships. Written by IMDb Editors

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They Turned a Tragedy Into a Triumph.

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As of 2020, this is the last live action project Bonnie Hunt has done. See more »

Goofs

It is unlikely that John Ehret High School or the cities that it serves (Harvey, Marrero, and Westwego) were flooded during Hurricane Katrina. Ehert is on the West Bank on the Mississippi River (to the south of New Orleans) in Jefferson Parish. Most of the flooding from Katrina occurred in New Orleans proper (Orleans Parish), in St. Bernard Parish to the city's southeast, and in the East Bank sections of Jefferson Parish to the city's west. Most of the West Bank was unaffected by flooding. See more »

Quotes

Al Collins: You gotta fit into the team. The team is not going to fit into you.
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Soundtracks

Ball Don't Lie
Written by Christian Salyer (as Cadence Blaze) and Allen Maldonado
Performed by DawOne
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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It's Hurricane Season
29 April 2010 | by NickyJ0471See all my reviews

I thought this would be a cheap movie given that it Lil Wayne and Bow Wow in the movie but boy was I surprised. Hurricane Season is a great story of triumph in the face of tremendous adversity. It puts you in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina. It showed how people's lives were turned upside down. The life and history of a town swept away in just a few moments. In one of the darker times of our nation's history it illustrates what makes the human spirit so powerful. And how a group of misfits can become brothers and form a collective bond that can accomplish anything. As someone who has watched every sports movie known to man, I dare say this movie is a better basketball movie then Coach Carter. And is easily right up there in inspiration with Rudy. I love how the movie showed such a powerful resiliency from such young men. Move over Remember The Titans, Hurricane Season is ready to take you by storm.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Chalmette, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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