Hurricane Streets
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A triple award winner at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, Hurricane is the story of 15-year-old Marcus, a basically decent-hearted boy who finds himself facing the limited options that plague the lives of similarly impoverished and increasingly disaffected youths. His father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling (at least that is what she's told him) and he must live with his grandmother, a bartender. His only friends comprise a gang that is into petty thievery. Already, the police keep a close eye on him. The bike-riding gang hangs out at an abandoned bomb shelter. When Marcus… 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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