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Amistad (1997)

R 1997-12-10 (US) DramaHistoryMystery 2h 35m
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Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.


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


  2. David Franzoni


Top Billed Cast

  1. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman

    Theodore Joadson

  2. Nigel Hawthorne

    Nigel Hawthorne

    Martin Van Buren

  3. Anthony Hopkins

    Anthony Hopkins

    John Quincy Adams

  4. Djimon Hounsou

    Djimon Hounsou


  5. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Roger Sherman Baldwin

  6. David Paymer

    David Paymer

    Secretary John Forsyth

  7. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite


  8. Stellan Skarsgård

    Stellan Skarsgård


  9. Razaaq Adoti

    Razaaq Adoti


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Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $36,000,000.00

Revenue $44,229,441.00


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