Hurricane (1979)

Dino De Laurentiis' big-budget remake of the 1937 John Ford film stars Jason Robards as the governor of an island hit by a nightmarish tropical storm. Renamed Forbidden Paradise for TV syndication.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 12, 1979
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
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The storm blows fiercely but the love story doesn't match its power.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

a terrible remake; a strong wind should have blown this production away before a foot of film was shot.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Wet and windy, the sort of expensively foolish enterprise that suggests that everyone connected with it needs either a new agent or a legal guardian.

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Steve Crum

Inferior redo of original Jon Hall spectacle; state of art effects for 1970s.

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