Hurricane Season (film)

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Hurricane Season
DVD cover
Directed byTim Story
Written byRobert Eisele
Produced byRaymond Brothers
Scott Glassgold
StarringForest Whitaker
Maia Moore
Taraji P. Henson
Bow Wow
Isaiah Washington
Robbie Jones
Jackie Long
CinematographyLarry Blanford
Edited byStuart Levy
Music byMark Mancina
Distributed byDimension Films
Release date
  • December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$15 million

Hurricane Season is a 2009 sports drama film directed by Tim Story and starring Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson,[1] Isaiah Washington, and Bow Wow. The screenplay was written by Robert Eisele and the film was produced by Raymond Brothers and Scott Glassgold. The film had been delayed several times and was sent straight to DVD on December 8, 2009.[2][3]


This movie is based on the true story of John Ehret High School's 2005–06 State championship team. After Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins (Forest Whitaker), a John Ehret high school basketball coach in Jefferson Parish, across the river from New Orleans in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to winning the state championship.



The score for the film was composed by Mark Mancina. The theme song, "Be On Our Way" by Van Hunt feat. Supervision, Buku Wise, and Hidden Faces was written and produced by Frank Fitzpatrick. There was no official soundtrack release for the film, however proceeds from the "Be On Our Way" sales were donated to aid victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.[4]


  1. ^ Williams, Kam (2008-12-14). "Taraji P. Henson: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Interview". Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  2. ^ "Song from Movie, Hurricane Season, Helps Rebuild New Orleans".
  3. ^ "Hurricane Season DVD". 2010. ASIN B001FB55NK.
  4. ^ "EarthTones » Be On Our Way".

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