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Denzel Washington is the wrongly jailed boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter in the movie Hurricane.

Rubin, a famous boxer in the 1960's, was unfairly arrested, along with his driver, for murdering three white people in a diner. An extremely prejudiced cop, detective Vincent Della Pesca (Dan Hedaya) wasted no time in forging evidence and bribed or did away with a few witnesses, in order to make Rubin look guilty.

Convicted by a jury, not exactly of his peers since the jury consisted entirely of white people, Rubin was sentenced to life in jail. While in jail, Rubin penned a book about his life and unfair imprisonment.

Almost twenty years later, Lesra (Vicellous Reon Shannon) a black high school student learning to read buys Rubin's book, and becomes convinced that Rubin is innocent. Along with his Canadian tutors, he sets out to prove it.

Denzel Washington played the role to perfection although he seemed a little too slight for some of the boxing scenes. Although Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, and Dan Hedaya are the main attractions, the rest of the cast played their scenes marvelously.

The end of Hurricane is evident to the moviegoer, the plot was a little slow at times, but overall this film is worthwhile watching.

My Rating = Three Star

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