Hurricane Movie: Is This Movie Based on a Real Event?

Hurricane movie is a 2009 American sports drama movie with Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson, Isaiah Washington, and Bow Wow in it. It was directed by Tim Story.

The movie was produced by Raymond Brothers and Scott Glassgold, while Robert Eisele wrote the screenplay.

The movie was sent directly to DVD on December 8, 2009, after various delays.

 Hurricane Movie

Hurricane Movie Plot

In “Hurricane Movie,” starring Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Taraji P. Henson, Courtney B. Vance, and rising stars Robbie Jones, Shad Moss aka Bow Wow, Jackie Long, Eric Hill, Jarod Einsohn, and Lil' Wayne, an unlikely team of high school basketball champions discovers the true meaning of survival in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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The director is Tim Story (“Barbershop,” “Fantastic Four”).

A basketball coach from New Orleans puts together a mismatched squad of players from those who were left behind and those who managed to survive the water after Hurricane Katrina's damage.

Coach Al Collins (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker), a dedicated husband and father driven by past failures and a driving desire to win, inspires his team to “never say die” as they compete for the state title in this thrilling thriller based on actual events.

Hurricane Movie Cast

  • Forest Whitaker as Al Collins
  • Jackie Long as JJ Coleman
  • Taraji P. Henson as Dayna Collins
  • China Anne McClain as Alana Collins
  • Isaiah Washington as Coach Buddy Simmons
  • Bonnie Hunt as Principal Durant
  • Bow Wow as Gary Davisee
  • Khleo Thomas as David Willis
  • Robbie Jones as Brian Randolph
  • Lil Wayne as Lamont Johnson
  • Michael Gaston as Coach Frank Landon

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Hurricane Movie Review

Arrives in Hurricane Katrina. A thousand people died, tens of thousands of homes were destroyed, and 28,000 people never made it back to New Orleans.

 Hurricane Movie

A high school in one of the most severely affected areas employs Forest Whitaker as its basketball coach. He assembles a group.

One of those reality-based high school sports movies, and my first thought was, “How much of it is real?” In truth, there's nothing real about a movie: the characters fall into categories. There will be disagreements.

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During the important game, there will be a depressing time. There will be a memorable locker room speech and a successful conclusion. Everything is incredibly well-designed and inspiring. Nobody creates motion pictures about underdogs who fail.

Hurricane Movie Trailer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Movie Hurricane Based on a Real Event?

The 2005–2006 State Champion Squad From John Ehret High School Served as the Inspiration for This Fictionalised Account.

Where Will Hurricane Movie Be Broadcast?

On Google Play or Vudu, You May Rent or Buy Hurricane Movie to Stream. Plex, Pluto, and Tubi All Offer Free Streaming of Hurricane Movie.

Where Was Hurricane Movie Filmed?

The Basketball Squad From Ehret is the Subject of the New Orleans-shot Sports Movie “Hurricane Movie,” Which is Now Available on Dvd | Movies/tv |