The Hurricane (1999)

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  • Lazarus and the Hurricane Working


Biography. The story of Rubin `Hurricane' Carter, an African-American boxer wrongly accused of a triple murder and sent to prison. Carter spent nearly twenty years in jail before being released in 1985, having been exonerated of the crime. In 1966 three people were shot dead by gunmen in a bar in New Jersey. Carter was one of those people wrongly identified as the culprit by one of the wounded victims while in hospital. Years later, a youth read Carter's story and began to correspond with him, convinced of his innocence.

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