Amistad

Release Date:
Dec 4, 1997
MPAA Rating:
R
Running Time:
2:32
Genre:
Historical Drama
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Cast:
Morgan Freeman Joadson
Anthony Hopkins John Quincy Adams
Matthew McConaughey Baldwin
Nigel Hawthorne Martin Van Buren
Djimon Hounsou Cinque
David Paymer Secretary Forsyth
Pete Postlethwaite Holabird
Stellan Skarsgard Tappan
Anna Paquin Queen Isabella
Tomas Milian Calderon
Austin Pendleton Professor Gibbs
Producers:
Debbie Allen , Robert Cooper , Laurie MacDonald , Walter F. Parkes , Tim Shriver , Steven Spielberg , Colin Wilson
Writers:
David H. Franzoni
Language:
English

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Amistad

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.

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