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Hurricane Streets

1 h 28 min1998R
Sundance Festival award winner, focuses on one troubled teen, trapped by the city and 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.
Morgan J. Freeman
Brendan Sexton IIIEdie FalcoDavid Frank
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Heather MatarazzoIsidra VegaJose ZunigaL.M. Kit CarsonLynn CohenShawn Elliot
Galt NiederhofferGill HollandMorgan J. FreemanEnrigue HargraveL.M. Kit Carson
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4.5 out of 5 stars

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John P GantReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie, not so great DVD
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Let me start by saying that I love this movie. I don't remember how I discovered it but I saw it quite some time ago and I fell in love with it. I love coming of age stories about troubled teens as I can relate to them pretty well having gone though the same kind of this in my own life. Another movie I would suggest if you like this one would be Manic (2001) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel . Anyhow, this movie is gritty and grabs your attention; there seems to be no dull movements in it to speak of. I just finished watching it tonight and the hour and a half flew by, I wished it was longer. If you like movies that are realistic and troubled teens or even mild juvenile delinquent behavior check this out. That being said the product that was sent to me was a bootleg DVD. I can tell because the shiny side of the DVD is tinted blue as well as when I put it in my DVD player it was recognized as a DVD-R. It was also not at all possible to rip the DVD onto my PC as there was unbreakable copy protection on the disc so I couldn't watch it on my computer which would have been convenient. There was no actual menu to speak of and when the disc starts it kicks right into the movie. The actual quality of the picture is not too bad but be advised that you are not buying an official DVD from the actual film company, you are paying for a bootleg DVD-R with copy protection that will only allow you to watch the DVD on a DVD player, not a PC or any other device like that.
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Franky E. RiveraReviewed in the United States on August 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing story and acting.
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Long time fan of this movie. It's hard to find. Gritty ol' skool NYC vibe. It's great to go back to this movie and see how it used to be back in the days.
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Oldies FanReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Child thieves bore each other and the audience.
Some GuyReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Still one of the best movies
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Still one of the best movies
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joell TurningbearReviewed in the United States on January 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Boo yah!!!
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Totally excellent
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Ben WehrsReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Powerful, gritty urban movie
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.
7 people found this helpful
rawrrrReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
i own this on vhs, and have only seen it once because my vhs player broke not long'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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Kirk E. KoskeyReviewed in the United States on September 30, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars
This portrayal of inner city youth life is on target.
I accidentally began watching this movie from the beginning as I was flipping through the channels because it looked interesting. It then grabbed my attention like no other movie has. I've never seen such realism and accuracy in portraying inner city youth life. The script and dialogue were chaotic enough to not sound fake or poorly acted. The cast did an excellent job in keeping it real. Hats off to director Morgan Freeman, and I look forward to seeing movies from him in the future.
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