The Hurricane Soundtrack (

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Rating: 7.60/10 from 102000 votes
Tags: reference to fyodor dostoyevsky, reference to w.e. b. dubois, reference to richard wright
Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Huracán Carter

Title in Português:

O Furacão

Title in Français:

Hurricane Carter

Title in Türk:

Onaltıncı raund

Title in Deutsch:



This film tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. However, his dreams are shattered when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms. Despite becoming a cause celebre and his dogged efforts to prove his innocence through his autobiography, the years of fruitless efforts have left him discouraged. This changes when an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence enough to work for his exoneration. However, what Hurricane and his friends learn is that this fight puts them against a racist establishment that profited from this travesty and have no intention of seeing it reversed.

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The Hurricane
Bob Dylan: Performer
Bob Dylan: Words
Arabian Boogie
Slim Gaillard: Writer
Slim Gaillard: Performer
I Don't Know
Brook Benton: Writer
Ruth Brown: Performer
Can I Get a Witness
Marvin Gaye: Performer
Eddie Holland: Writer
Treasure of Love
Clyde McPhatter: Performer
Gillette Look Sharp March
Mahlon Merrick: Writer
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Gil Scott-Heron: Writer
Hard Times No One Knows
Ray Charles: Writer
A Fool for You
Ray Charles: Writer
In the Basement
Etta James: Performer
Billy Davis: Writer
It Could Happen to You
Dinah Washington: Performer
Johnny Burke: Writer
So Amazing
Clark Anderson: Writer
Get Down on It
Kool & The Gang: Performer
Ronald Bell: Writer
The Hurricane
Tariq Trotter: Writer
The Roots: Performer
I Don't Know
Brook Benton: Performer

User reviews

John Smith

The soundtrack of The Hurricane felt disconnected from the emotional depth of the story, failing to capture the intensity and struggles faced by Rubin Hurricane Carter. The music did not enhance the viewing experience or evoke the necessary emotions to fully immerse in the narrative.

Melissa Evans

The choice of songs and instrumental pieces in the soundtrack complements the film's cinematography, enhancing the overall visual and auditory experience for viewers.

Amanda Carter

Overall, the soundtrack of The Hurricane fell short of effectively complementing the powerful story being told on screen, leaving me feeling underwhelmed and disconnected from the characters and their journey.

Mark Gonzalez

Overall, the music in The Hurricane serves as a compelling and moving companion to the powerful story of a man wrongfully accused, creating a memorable and impactful viewing experience.

Deborah Campbell

The music enhances the film's narrative by creating a powerful atmosphere that immerses the audience in the protagonist's journey from hopelessness to redemption.

Patricia Mitchell

The choice of songs in the soundtrack seemed out of place and at times even distracting, taking away from the seriousness of the subject matter. It felt like a missed opportunity to create a more impactful and cohesive auditory experience that could have elevated the overall impact of the film.

Carol Martinez

The incorporation of diverse musical styles in the soundtrack, ranging from blues to gospel to classical, adds richness and complexity to the storytelling, reflecting the multifaceted nature of Rubin Hurricane Carter's life.

Jennifer Jones

The use of soulful melodies and stirring orchestral arrangements in the soundtrack adds a layer of poignancy to the film's themes of injustice and resilience.

Carol Jones

The use of soulful and powerful melodies in the film's soundtrack enhances the audience's connection to the characters and the challenging circumstances they face, creating a truly immersive experience.

Laura Hernandez

The haunting and poignant themes present in the music of The Hurricane evoke a strong sense of empathy and solidarity with the characters, leaving a lasting impact on the listener long after the film has ended.

Michelle Smith

The soundtrack effectively conveys the tension and drama of the courtroom scenes, intensifying the audience's emotional connection to Hurricane Carter's fight for justice.

Karen Martinez

The soundtrack of The Hurricane perfectly captures the emotional depth of Rubin Hurricane Carter's story, evoking a sense of struggle and perseverance.

Betty Roberts

The emotional depth and intensity of The Hurricane soundtrack perfectly captures the struggle and perseverance of Rubin Hurricane Carter throughout his unjust imprisonment.