Directed by: Norman Jewison
Starring: Clancy Brown, Deborah Kara Unger, Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Vicellous Shannon
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport
Factual error: In the film, Carter leaves the military with service ribbons. In reality, he was discharged after being court-martialed.
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Theo: We're looking for two Negros in a white car.Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Any two will do?
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.