Amistad

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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.

Who Stars in Amistad

Morgan Freeman
Theodore

Morgan Freeman

Nigel Hawthorne
Martin Van Buren

Nigel Hawthorne

Anthony Hopkins
John Quincy Adams

Anthony Hopkins

Djimon Hounsou
Cinque

Djimon Hounsou

Matthew McConaughey
Roger Sherman Baldwin

Matthew McConaughey

David Paymer
Secretary John Forsyth

David Paymer


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Production


DreamWorks


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Status
Released

Release Date
1997-12-03

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 35 mins

Budget
$ 36,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 74,000,000.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 38,000,000.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Drama History Mystery

Keywords
cuba mutiny slavery sentence historical figure havanna tall ship slave trade


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