He’s got one day to prove himself and he’s a little anxious. He should be. Today is going to be the toughest of his life. Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke) has been assigned to Detective Alonzo Harris (Denzel Washington), the head of an elite narcotics team and he’s got about 8 hours to prove his worth to him. Fresh faced and idealistic, Hoyt is keen to make an impression but it is Harris that will be doing all the impressing. After 13 years on the streets, Harris walks a blurred line between right and wrong. When he pushes Hoyt into trailing some of the drugs they have just seized, Hoyt discovers that the law according to Harris is not the same one he has been taught to uphold.
The Academy Award nominated drama about the imprisoned boxer Rubin Carter, as superbly played by Denzel Washington with a supporting cast consisting of Deborah Kara Unger, Liv Schreiber and Rod Steiger. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is an African-American man who rose above his troubled youth in his ambition to become a top contender for the middle-weight boxing title. His dreams are shattered however, when he is accused of a triple murder, and is convicted to three natural-life terms.