Malcolm Little (later known as Malcolm X or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) was an influential black leader who was assassinated in 1965. He is played by Denzel Washington in the 1992 biopic directed by Spike Lee.
Rubin Carter (Denzel Washington) sits in his cell, determined to somehow, someway, prove his innocence in the murder he was convicted of but did not do. It is an inspirational story of success against all odds.
The Hurricane is the story of Rubin Carter, a fighter played by Denzel Washington who is wrongly accused and convicted of murder. Inspired by an undying will and the aid of others, he fought for and won his freedom.
[narrating] We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation. As for Andy - he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer.
[narrating] I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew.