The Hurricane

The Hurricane (1999)

3 corrected entries

Corrected entry: From the time that Lesra purchases and reads Rubin Carter's book (1973), to the time of Carter's final trial (1985), Lesra as well as the Canadian family don't seem to age in these 12 years.

Correction: Carter wrote the book in 1973, but the scene where Lezra buys it is several years later (he buys it at a used book bazaar). I don't think the movie specifies when that scene takes place, but in real life it happened after Carter's second trial, so it was at least 1977.

Corrected entry: The real killers were never caught.

Correction: Unfortunately this film is another example of Hollywood vs. History. Rubin Carter & John Artis were NEVER exonerated for the crime and indeed before deciding on the "facts" of the case one should view both sides of the complete story before reaching judgement. For this reason I have added a link (In the link section) to facilitate this purpose: "The other side of the story".

Corrected entry: When the witness takes the money from the till of the bar after the murders have been committed, on the way out he steps over the female victim who is clearly moving her right hand although she is meant to be dead.

Correction: She was not meant to be dead, she was seen twitching when he entered the bar as well. Mortally wounded, but not dead yet.




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Towards the end when Rubin Carter is in court, there are numerous occasions when you can hear the courtroom observers talking and whispering to each other. In the camera shots of the observers, there is not one person that is visibly talking.



In the film, Hurricane Carter is shown as having published a book called "The Sixteenth Round." This book, as well as parts of Sam Chaiton's (played in the film by Liev Schreiber) book "Lazarus and the Hurricane," is what the film is adapted from.