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Hurricane Streets


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  • Actors: Brendan Sexton III, Isidra Vega, L.M. Kit Carson, Shawn Elliot, Jose Zuniga
  • Directors: Morgan J. Freeman
  • Writers: Morgan J. Freeman
  • Producers: Executive Producers L.M. KIT CARSON, CYNTHIA HARGRAVE Co-Producer NADIA LEONELLI
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2010
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003B3NV68
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,694 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This Sundance Film Festival award winner, focuses on a troubled teen trapped by the city, planning for the day that he can make a new life with his uncle in New Mexico. Just when he is on the verge of realizing his dream, a stunning turn of events creates a dark vortex that threatens to pull him down...unless he can engineer his escape.

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This movie is one of the best movies I've ever seen.
Kendall Ogden
I mean I saw on Movie Channel like really late at night and I was like - I gotta buy this.
Stinger
It then grabbed my attention like no other movie has.
Kirk E. Koskey

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ben Wehrs on May 30, 2010
Format: DVD
Hurricane Streets is a gritty urban movie made in the late 90's. It's about a kid (Brendan Sextant III) who runs his own crew of kid street thieves and sells his goods on the streets. He meets a girl and his outlook of what's important changes overnight as well as discovering the truth about why his mother is in jail and why he lives with his grandmother. It's a powerful, truthful, hard-hitting look at youth out of control.

I saw it when I was 25 and it really spoke to me, because it was exactly like my childhood (Almost spookingly exact, actually!) I've seen it entirely too much and my VHS copy is now nearly unwatchable and I am extremely happy it finally made its way to DVD! That way I'll always be able to watch it and remember the trials and tribulations of my own life growing up as well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 26, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
OK class, let's review: successful screenplays usually have at least three things in common - a beginning, middle and end. Within this basic framework, we are supposed to be introduced to the main character, observe his or her conflict and, hopefully, learn how he or she resolves it. Unfortunately, Hurricane Streets starts out at the end, has too many characters and fails to resolve much of anything.
Written and directed by newcomer Morgan J. Freeman (not the famous actor), this film traces the descent of an inner-city youth gang into increasingly serious crime. We first meet this group of 5 disenfranchised adolescent boys in their headquarters -- a glorified sewer hole -- where they regularly reconnoiter to inventory their stolen merchandise and plan their next petty heist. Up till now, the group's leader, a boy named Marcus (Brendan Sexton III), has been wisely steering them away from high profile crime. Then one of the boys suggests they go after some real money. This perfectly acceptable plot could have been the basis for a decent, if not cliché story.
The problem is, there is no real story. Instead, the film loiters too much around its central character, Marcus. We eavesdrop on Marcus' relationship with his parentally-abused girl friend, monitor his visits with his incarcerated mother and wonder why this angry, fatherless kid hasn't completely gone off on someone. Meanwhile, the gang keeps on swearing and posturing its way through a number of theft and sewer-hole sequences until an unexpected tragedy occurs. This "stagy" event is strictly deus ex machina (theater talk for introducing an obvious, last-minute plot device), but it does have a devastating effect on the gang.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rawrrr on July 29, 2010
Format: DVD
i own this on vhs, and have only seen it once because my vhs player broke not long after...it's a great film and i'm so glad it finally made it onto dvd. i've continued to look for it over the years and finally it's here!
it's a slightly gritty coming-of-age flick. there are lots of them, but this one has always stayed with me. it stars brendan sexton in one of his earliest roles following cult favourite 'welcome to the dollhouse.'
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stinger on January 19, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This is hands up the best movie I have ever seen with the least amount of hype. I mean I saw on Movie Channel like really late at night and I was like - I gotta buy this. The charecters do an exeptional job of portraying city life. You can feel them no matter where your from. The realism was there, the ending was a surprise, and you were drawn into the movie from the start, wanting to know what was going to happen next constantly. My only gripe is I can't find a DVD version to buy.
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By A Customer on July 18, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is the best. It portrays real life street occurances and does not sugar coat the trajedy in everyday life. It also shows how all people have a sweet and caring side to them and how the "bad boys" are not all that bad on the inside. You must see this movie!!!!!!!!! My only regret is that I can't find it to buy anywhere.
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By A Customer on May 10, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
The first time I sat down to watch this movie I had no idea what I was about to see. I don't think I moved or said a word until the movie was over. This has to be one of the most powerful movie I have ever seen. I take my hat off to the writter and director Morgan J. Freeman for an outstanding film.
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By TS on April 1, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
After watching this film I was shaken with an excitement I rarely feel after watching a film of the '90's. Morgan J. Freeman is a brilliant screenwighter and director. I look foreward to seeing his brilliance make him one of the most respected filmakers of the next millenium.
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By A Customer on April 4, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this movie three times, and every time I see it, it amazes me. Brendan Sexton was amazing, and this movie portrays teenage life to the fullest. Anyone who likes real movies should see this chilling tale of innercity life.
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