The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 mins | Biography, Drama | 1999

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HISTORY

       A disclaimer reads: "While this picture is based upon a true story, some characters have been composited or invented, and a number of incidents fictionalized."
       This printed epilogue appears after the final scene of the film and before the end credits:
       "The state of New Jersey appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court in an effort to have Rubin Carter returned to prison.
       "On January 11, 1988, the Supreme Court denied the state of New Jersey's appeal and affirmed Judge Sarokin's decision to set Rubin Carter free.
       "It had taken 22 years
       "To this date, the real killers have never been found or pursued.
       "Terry, Sam, and Lisa returned to Canada.
       "Rubin Carter joined them there and makes his home in Toronto. He is the executive director of the Association in Defence [sic] of the wrongly accused.
       "Mae Thelma and her family still reside in Patterson, New Jersey. She and Rubin remain close friends.
       "John Artis was released from prison and is now living in Virginia, where he counsels youthful offenders.
       "Lesra Martin graduated with honors from the University of Toronto. He completed his masters degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He now practices law in Vancouver."
       This is followed by a shot of Rubin Carter holding up the WBC Championship belt, which is followed by another title:
       "In 1993, the World Boxing Council awarded Rubin Hurricane Carter the world middleweight championship belt in recognition of his twenty year fight for freedom. An honor never bestowed on any fighter outside the ring."
       The following "Special Thanks" credits are offered in the end titles: "Myron Beldock and Professor Leon Friedman; Matt ... More Less

       A disclaimer reads: "While this picture is based upon a true story, some characters have been composited or invented, and a number of incidents fictionalized."
       This printed epilogue appears after the final scene of the film and before the end credits:
       "The state of New Jersey appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court in an effort to have Rubin Carter returned to prison.
       "On January 11, 1988, the Supreme Court denied the state of New Jersey's appeal and affirmed Judge Sarokin's decision to set Rubin Carter free.
       "It had taken 22 years
       "To this date, the real killers have never been found or pursued.
       "Terry, Sam, and Lisa returned to Canada.
       "Rubin Carter joined them there and makes his home in Toronto. He is the executive director of the Association in Defence [sic] of the wrongly accused.
       "Mae Thelma and her family still reside in Patterson, New Jersey. She and Rubin remain close friends.
       "John Artis was released from prison and is now living in Virginia, where he counsels youthful offenders.
       "Lesra Martin graduated with honors from the University of Toronto. He completed his masters degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He now practices law in Vancouver."
       This is followed by a shot of Rubin Carter holding up the WBC Championship belt, which is followed by another title:
       "In 1993, the World Boxing Council awarded Rubin Hurricane Carter the world middleweight championship belt in recognition of his twenty year fight for freedom. An honor never bestowed on any fighter outside the ring."
       The following "Special Thanks" credits are offered in the end titles: "Myron Beldock and Professor Leon Friedman; Matt Baer; The City of Toronto, Ontario; Ontario Film Development Corporation; The City of Paterson, New Jersey; The City of Jersey City; City of New York, Mayor's Office For Film, Theater and Broadcasting; New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission; Everlast Sports Manufacturing Company; The Gillette Company; USO; John J. Hill, Jr.; Joe Woolf of Union Bank of California, N.A.; Robert C. Janiszewski, as the County Executive for Hudson County, New Jersey and Hudson County cultural & Heritage Affairs, who have made it possible for the filming at the Justice William Brennan Court House"
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Los Angeles Times
29 Dec 1999
p. 1.
New York Times
29 Dec 1999
p. 1.
Variety
20 Dec 1999
pp. 56-57.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
An Azoff Films/Rudy Langlais Production
A Norman Jewison Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
3rd asst dir
3rd asst dir
Unit Prod mgr, New York crew
2d asst dir, New York crew
2d asst dir, New York crew
2d 2d asst dir, New York crew
2d 2d asst dir, New York crew
DGA trainee, New York crew
PRODUCERS
Co-prod
Co-prod
Co-prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
Executive in charge of prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
"B" cam op
"B" cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Clapper/loader
Key grip
Best boy grip
Dolly grip
Key rigging grip
Grip
Grip
Cam trainee
Stills photog
24 frame video playback
Cam op, New York crew
2d asst cam, New York crew
Chief lighting tech, New York crew
Asst chief lighting tech, New York crew
Still photog, New York crew
Key grip, New York crew
Best boy grip, New York crew
Key rigging grip, New York crew
Rigging lighting tech, New York crew
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
1st asst art dir
2d asst art dir
Storyboard artist
Art dept apprentice
Art dir, New York crew
Art dept coordinator, New York crew
Computer graphics, New York crew
FILM EDITORS
1st asst digital ed
1st asst film ed
2d asst film ed
Asst ed, New York crew
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Construction supv
Prop master
Asst prop master
Asst set dec/buyer
Leadman
Set dresser
Construction coordinator
Head carpenter
Asst head carpenter
Key scenic artist
Head painter
Asst head painter
Standby painter
Set dec, New York crew
Prop master, New York crew
Construction coordinator, New York crew
Leadman, New York crew
Charge scenic, New York crew
Key construction grip, New York crew
COSTUMES
Asst costume des
Asst cost
Asst cost
Ward supv
Ward asst
Costumer to Mr. Washington
Cost supv, New York crew
Asst cost des, New York crew
MUSIC
Mus supv
Executive mus consultant
Mus clearances
Mus clearances
Mus orchestrater
Mus orchestrater
Mus orchestrater
Conductor
Mus contractor
score coordinator
score coordinator
score coordinator
score coordinator
score coordinator
score coordinator
Vocalist
Vocalist
Vocalist
Additional arranging
Mus preparation
Mus rec and mixed by
Mus mixed at
SOUND
Sd mixer
Boom op
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Supv mus ed
Dialogue ed
Sd eff ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-Rec at
Sd mixer, New York crew
Boom op, New York crew
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coordinator
Titles and opticals
Spec eff coordinator, New York crew
MAKEUP
Key make-up artist
Key make-up artist
Make-up to Mr. Washington
Key hair stylist
Key hair stylist
Asst hair stylist
Hair stylist to Mr. Washington
Makeup artist, New York crew
Key hair stylist, New York crew
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Chief lighting tech
Asst chief lighting tech
Rigging lighting tech
Rigging lighting tech
Technician
Technician
Technician
Technician
Genny op
Prod coordinator
Asst prod coordinator
Beacon Prod coordinator
Prod secretary
Boxing seqs coordinated by
Research coordinator
Prod accountant
1st asst accountant
Payroll accountant
Asst accountant
Post-prod accountant
Post-prod coordinator
Toronto casting
Background casting
Asst to Mr. Jewison
Asst to Mr. Jewison
Asst to Mr. Washington
Security for Mr. Washington
Mr. Washington's driver
Mr. Washington's boxing trainer
Loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Asst key scenic artist
Dialect coach
Transportation coordinator
Transportation capt
Picture car captain
Picture car captain
Head driver
Driver to Mr. Jewison
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
ADR group coordinator
Unit pub
Craft service
Craft service
Craft service
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Set trainee
Set trainee
Asst to Mr. Teitler
Asst to Mr. Langlais
Asst to Mr. Bernstein
Asst to Mr. Bernstein
Asst to Mr. Bliss
Asst to Mr. Abraham
Prod coordinator, New York crew
Prod secretary, New York crew
Prod secretary, New York crew
Accountant, New York crew
Loc mgr, New York crew
Asst loc mgr, New York crew
Asst loc mgr, New York crew
Transportation capt, New York crew
Transportation co-capt, New York crew
Caterer, New York crew
Casting assoc, New York crew
Casting asst, New York crew
Extras casting, New York crew
Set medic, New York crew
International public relations
International distribution services
Legal services
Williams & Connolly
Legal services
Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Legal services
Gipson Hoffman & Pancione
Prod insurance
Christie Mattull
Dylan footage courtesy of
News footage courtesy of
News footage courtesy of
Archival stock footage provided by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunt coord, New York crew
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the books The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472 by Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (New York, 1974) and Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter by Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton (publication date undetermined).
SONGS
"Hurricane" written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy, performed by Bob Dylan, courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Can I Get A Witness" written by Edward Holland Jr., Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, performed by Marvin Gaye, courtesy of Motown Record Company L.P. under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"Arabian Boogie" written by Bulee "Slim" Gaillard and Paul Mills, performed by Slim Gaillard, courtesy of Verve Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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SONGS
"Hurricane" written by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy, performed by Bob Dylan, courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Can I Get A Witness" written by Edward Holland Jr., Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier, performed by Marvin Gaye, courtesy of Motown Record Company L.P. under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"Arabian Boogie" written by Bulee "Slim" Gaillard and Paul Mills, performed by Slim Gaillard, courtesy of Verve Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"Treasure of Love" written by Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman, performed by Clyde McPhatter, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"I Don't Know" written by Brook Benton and Bobby Stevenson, performed by Ruth Brown, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"Gillette Look Sharp March" written by Mahlon Merrick, published by Sunshine Music Company
"Hard Times No One Knows" written by Ray Charles, performed by Ray Charles, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" written by Gil Scott-Heron, performed by Gil Scott-Heron, courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
"In The Basement" written by Billy Davis, Raynard Miner and Carl Smith, performed by Etta James, courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"A Fool For You" written by Ray Charles, performed by Ray Charles, courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"It Could Happen To You" written by J. Burke and J. Van Heusen, performed by Dinah Washington, courtesy of Verve Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"Get Down On It" written by Ronald Bell, James Taylor, George Brown, Robert Bell, Charles Smith, Robert Mickens, and Eumir Deodato, performed by Kool & The Gang, courtesy of Mercury Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets
"So Amazing" written by Clark Anderson and Summer Anderson, performed by Clark Anderson, courtesy of Jersey/Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"The Hurricane" written by Tariq Trotter, Tracey Moore, Mercedes Martinez, Karl Jenkins, Lonnie Lynn, Dante Smith, Falona Brown, music written by Scott Storch, performed by Roots, featuring Black Thought, Common, Mos Def, Dice Row, Flow Brown & JazztFatNastees, courtesy of MCA Records
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1999
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 29 Dec 1999; New York opening: week of 29 Dec 1999
Copyright Claimant:
Beacon Communications, LLC
Copyright Date:
14 January 2000
Copyright Number:
PA988017
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Digital in Selected Theatres, SDDS, DTS
Color
Eastman Color, Color by Deluxe
Widescreen/ratio
1.85:1
Lenses
Cameras supplied by Otto Nemenz
Duration(in mins):
146
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
36908
Passed by NBR:
No
GENRE
Genres:
Sub-genre:
Boxing


Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award
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