December 3

Amistad

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Poster for the movie "Amistad"

Amistad (1997)

R 155 min - Drama, History, Mystery - 3 December 1997

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.

Director:  Steven Spielberg
Stars:  Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anna Paquin, Tomás Milián, John Ortiz, Ralph Brown, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Rusty Schwimmer, Jake Weber, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Luis Cabrera, Ramon Saldaña, Robert Walsh

Storyline

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

Genres: Drama, History, Mystery

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  3 December 1997

Box Office

Budget:  $36,000,000
Revenue:  $74,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  DreamWorks SKG

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 35 min

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