The Hurricane - champion of the world

 "Hate put me in prison. Love's gonna bust me out."
 - Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [to Lesra]
In the movie: The Hurricane (1999) featuring Denzel Washington.

The Hurricane (1999) : The Movie 

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 célèbre 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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ( at

"I'm innocent. I've committed no crime. A crime's been committed against me."
- Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: [to the Warden]

Thanks to this movie, I got to know about the great singer/lyricist called Bob Dylan, he ain't that famous in India, and so it's all thanks to this song that he wrote for Rubin Carter, such a rebel song, just gave me the chills, really amazing, one of the best! 

I wish India too had such rebel rock/folk artists. We have heaps of commercial/melody/glamour voice boxes in our trucks. We really need the thinker-types/justice-lyricists who are man/woman enough to stand up to the pseudo in the system. 

Or at least for once, we need to talk to the future A R Rahmans, Adnan Samis, Asha Bhosles, Shubha Mudgals, Sonu Nigams, Lucky Alis, and Shaans to do something that could boil up/wake up the humanhood in the human, for something that is beneficial and real for once please! So here, let me share with you one of the best songs of our age.

Hurricane by Bob Dylan : The Song

"Pistols shots ring out in the barroom night

Enter Patty Valentine from the upper hall

She sees the bartender in a pool of blood

Cries out "My God they killed them all"

Here comes the story of the Hurricane

The man the authorities came to blame

For something that he never done

Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world.

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties

Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise

While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell

An innocent man in a living hell

That's the story of the Hurricane

But it won't be over till they clear his name

And give him back the time he's done

Put him in a prison cell but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world."

Must watch:  

Rubin Carter : The Man

Rubin Carter is a former boxer, writer, human rights activist, Doctor of laws and CEO; Founder of INNOCENCE INTERNATIONAL, a new generation of wrongful conviction services. Born in The United States of America on May 6, 1937, he has lived in Toronto Canada since his release from prison. Defending innocent people from wrongful convictions has become his life's work. (

Innocence International : The Foundation 

Founded by Dr. Rubin Carter in 2004, seeks to work as a supply depot working in close cooperation with all the many Innocence projects throughout the world. An army is only as good as it's supply lines Innocence International is in the process of becoming the clearing house for the many miscarriages of justices perpetrated against the wrongfully convicted.

Innocence International

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