posted on Jan, 31 2007 @ 07:09 AM
I think it was in 1999.
I was really rooting for "The Hurricane" to take home the Oscar for Best Picture. I had read Ruben's book, watched the movie endlessly, and was
really hoping they would win the honor. "American Beauty" ended up winning. It wasn't for another few months before I actually watched American
Beauty and it was really good. I could see why it won. But when they announced it over The Hurricane, I was disappointed.
I recommend the movie to anyone. It stars Denzel Washington as Ruben "The Hurricane" Carter. He was a professional boxer in the 60's who had done
almost 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
The book that Carter wrote while in prison is, "The 16th Round". I recommend that as well.
[edit on 31-1-2007 by chissler]