HBO Max has continued to stock the streaming platform with TV shows and movies alike to provide a neverending entertainment source for viewers, especially during their time in quarantine. Now a boxing drama starring Denzel Washington is the latest to hit the service. Viewers can stream 1999s The Hurricane.
The newest addition to HBO Max tells the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder. The film focuses on his arrest, his time in prison and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. Washington stars as Carter, headlining a stacked cast that also includes Liev Schreiber, Clancy Brown, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger and John Hannah.
Authorities initially arrested Carter and his co-accused, John Artis (Garland Whitt), were arrested in 1966 at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Detectives interrogated the two men for 17 hours before ultimately releasing them. However, Carter and Artis were arrested weeks later and convicted to three natural life sentences in 1967.
A retrial in 1976 upheld their sentences, which they served at Rahway State Prison. The sentences were later overturned in 1985. Prosecutors attempted to try the case a third time, but the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected the attempt. While in prison, Carter wrote his autobiography, The Sixteenth Round, which served as the film's source of inspiration.
HBO Max released with 10,000 hours of content, as well as promises of much more in the future. The list of content includes material from HBO; new original series; third-party licensed content; movies from Warner Bros., New Line and DC; and content from other WarnerMedia brands including CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes.
Recent updates to the service include Adam Sandler's Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Austin Powers in Goldmember and Blast From the Past. The service even boasts an upcoming Tiny Toon Adventures revival, which currently has no set release date.
An HBO Max subscription costs $14.99 per month. Existing HBO subscribers and many AT&T customers will have the service added at no cost. This price is higher than many of the top streaming services considering that Disney+ costs just $7 a month, while Apple TV+ costs $5 a month. Netflix starts at $8.99 a month, but the premium service costs $15.99 per month.