- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 11, 2000
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Collectors Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes/Outtakes
- Audio Commentary: Norman Jewison - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Featurette: THE MIRACLE OF THE HURRICANE
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast & Crew
- DVD-ROM Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 01/20/2000
"...THE HURRICANE features Denzel Washington at his powerful, poignant best..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 02/??/2000
"...[THE HURRICANE] pack[s] an emotional wallop....Washington is riveting..."
Variety - 12/20/1999
"...Washington delivers a soaring, intense performance, arguably the richest in his impressive career..."
Variety - 12/20/1999
"...A genuinely touching moral expose....Inspirational and uplifting..."
USA Today - 12/29/1999
"...[Washington] proves yet again he's a champ at humanizing larger-than life figures..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/29/1999
"...With power, intensity, remarkable range and an ability to disturb that is both unnerving and electric, it is more than Washington's most impressive part, it sums up his career as well..."
The inspirational true story of boxer Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1966. Told in a series of flashbacks, Washington immerses himself in the role of Carter with a charged, intense passion. The story jumps around in time, from Carter's troubled childhood, to his arrest in 1966, to his fruitless appeals, settling in 1983, when a group of three white adults and a black teenager dedicate their lives to freeing him. Jewison's assured direction keeps these stories from getting jumbled and blurring together. Even in flashbacks, the plot moves forward dramatically, to its eventual rousing conclusion. Based on the novels THE 16TH ROUND by Carter and LAZARUS AND THE HURRICANE by Chaiton and Swinton.