Hurricane Streets
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A teenager tries to do the right thing with heavy odds stacked against him in this hard-hitting independent drama. Marcus (Brendan Sexton III) is a 14-year-old growing up in a tough section of New York City. Marcus' father is dead, and his mother is in prison; while she told him that it was for helping to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States, he later discovers that she was actually convicted of the murder of his dad. Living with his grandmother, who works as a bartender, Marcus doesn't get much in the way of guidance, and he soon falls in with a group of kids who ride… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Morgan J. Freeman won the Director and the Audience Award (a rare combination) at the 1997 Sundance Film Fest for his impressive debut, an edgy, well acted coming of age tale."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"For a debut feature, Hurricane Streets is technically very solid."
‑ Chris Grunden, Film Journal International
"Never rises above the very ordinary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Masterfully written and memorably performed."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Shows how our breathless desire enables us to overcome difficulties and to cross borders."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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