Hurricane Streets


1h 29m 1997

Brief Synopsis

A 15-year-old teen struggles on the streets of New York's East Village, living with his grandmother, while his mother serves time in prison. But, the complications of street life -- from runnning in a gang of small-time shoplifters to the landing of a meteorite in the local park -- force the teen t

Film Details

Also Known As
Hurricane
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Teens
Release Date
1997
Production Company
The Effects House
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS; First Independent Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; RCV Distribution; United Artists Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

A 15-year-old teen struggles on the streets of New York's East Village, living with his grandmother, while his mother serves time in prison. But, the complications of street life -- from runnning in a gang of small-time shoplifters to the landing of a meteorite in the local park -- force the teen to confront his own moral choices.

Crew

Dan Appel

Titles Design

Austin

Song ("Horrible")

Brent Babb

Song ("Lead Thoughts")

Petra Barchi

Production Designer

Doug Bernheim

Music Supervisor

Nancy Brous

Costume Designer

Kim Brown

Wardrobe Supervisor

Scott Cannizzaro

Foley Engineer

L. M. Kit Carson

Executive Producer

L. M. Kit Carson

Song Performer ("Matthew, Mark, Luke And John")

J Chapuseaux

Song ("Gulliver (El Yoyo)")

Enrique Chediak

Director Of Photography

Vic Chesnutt

Song; Song Producer ("Gravity Of The Situation")

Margaret Crimmins

Sound Editor

F Damiron

Song ("Gulliver (El Yoyo)")

Jim Dougherty

Location Manager

Alec Empire

Song ("Atari Teenage Riot")

Jay Faires

Executive Music Producer

Morgan J. Freeman

Producer

Morgan J. Freeman

Screenwriter

L Freese

Song ("Throw Your Set In The Air")

Callie French

Hair/Make-Up

Madge George

Music Consultant

Barry Gibb

Song ("Stayin' Alive")

Maurice Gibb

Song ("Stayin' Alive")

Robin Gibb

Song ("Stayin' Alive")

Curtis Grippe

Song ("Lead Thoughts")

Cynthia Hargrave

Executive Producer

Jared Harris

Production Associate

Joe Harvey

Song Performer ("Trampoline")

Sandy Hays

Steadicam Operator

Sabine Hoffmann

Editor

Gill Holland

Producer

Paul Hsu

Sound Editor

David Jolicoeur

Songs ("Itzoweezee (Hot)" "Dog Eat Dog")

Cecily Kaston

Assistant Director

Ralis Khan

Special Effects (East Coast Effects)

Robert Larrea

Sound Recording

Steven Larson

Song ("Lead Thoughts")

Nadia Leonelli

Unit Production Manager

Nadia Leonelli

Co-Producer

Susannah Ludwig

Post-Production Coordinator

Molly Maguire

Script Supervisor

Vincent Mason

Songs ("Itzoweezee (Hot)" "Dog Eat Dog")

Kelvin Mercer

Songs ("Itzoweezee (Hot)" "Dog Eat Dog")

Paul S Mezey

Post-Production Supervisor

Paul Mezey

Post-Production Supervisor

Livia Monte

Production Coordinator

L Muggerud

Songs ("Throw Your Set In The Air" "The Foundation")

Galt Niederhoffer

Producer

Jamin O'brien

Assistant Director

Linda Russo

Foley Artist

Iliana Sakus

Art Director

Peter Salett

Song

Peter Salett

Song Performer ("Walking Dream")

Theodore Shapiro

Song Performer ("Walking Dream")

Theodore Shapiro

Music

Theodore Shapiro

Song

Susan Shopmaker

Casting

Elliott Smith

Song

Elliott Smith

Song Performer ("Say Yes")

Dog Bark Sound

Sound Editor

Robert Yoho

Special Effects (East Coast Effects)

Film Details

Also Known As
Hurricane
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Teens
Release Date
1997
Production Company
The Effects House
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNITED ARTISTS FILMS; First Independent Films; Kinepolis Film Distribution; MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; RCV Distribution; United Artists Films
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Directing Award, co-winner of the Audience Award -- shared with feature director Theodore Witcher for "love jones" (USA/1996) -- and winner of the Cinematography Award in the dramatic category at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter February 13, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 17, 1998

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Panorama) September 5-14, 1997.

Shown at Gijon International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain November 21-28, 1997.

Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) November 1-10, 1997.

MGM Distribution reportedly paid $1 million for the North American rights to this film.

Mayfair Entertainment reportedly paid $1 million for the international rights to this film.

Feature debut for writer/director Morgan J. Freeman who studied filmmaking at UC Santa Barbara and critical studies at the Sorbonne before entering NYU's graduate film program. Freeman is no relation to actor Morgan Freeman.

Began shooting July 23, 1996.

Completed shooting August 25, 1996.

Ultra-Stereo

Released in United States Winter February 13, 1998

Released in United States on Video November 17, 1998

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (Panorama) September 5-14, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Gijon International Film Festival (in competition) in Spain November 21-28, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Tokyo International Film Festival (Young Cinema) November 1-10, 1997.)