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Amistad (1997)

R 12/03/1997 (US) DramaHistoryMystery 2h 35m

Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.

Overview

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

  1. Steven Spielberg

    Director

  2. David Franzoni

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Djimon Hounsou

    Djimon Hounsou

    Cinque

  2. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Theodore Joadson

  3. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Roger Sherman Baldwin

  4. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    John Quincy Adams

  5. Nigel Hawthorne

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Martin Van Buren

  6. Anna Paquin

    Anna Paquin

    Queen Isabella

  7. David Paymer

    David Paymer

    Secretary John Forsyth

  8. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite

    Holabird

  9. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård

    Tappan

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

Amistad
Amistad

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $36,000,000.00

Revenue $44,229,441.00

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