Amistad (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.

Directing:
  • Steven Spielberg

Writing:
  • David Franzoni

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-12-03
metacritic icon 7.0/10
themoviedb icon 6.9/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Español
  • Runtime: 155
  • Budget: $36,000,000
  • Revenue: $74,000,000
Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
Queen Isabella
Allan Rich
Allan Rich
Judge Juttson
Tomás Milián
Tomás Milián
Calderon
Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skars...
Tappan
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Captain Fitzgerald
Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown
Lieutenant Gedney
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopki...
John Quincy Adams
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Martin Van Buren
Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounso...
Cinque
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freema...
Theodore
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejio...
Ens. James Covey
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McCon...
Roger Sherman Baldwin
David Paymer
David Paymer
Secretary John Forsyth
Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postleth...
Holabird
John Ortiz
John Ortiz
Montes
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyl...
Attorney
Jeremy Northam
Jeremy Northa...
Judge Coglin
Arliss Howard
Arliss Howard
John C. Calhoun
Rusty Schwimmer
Rusty Schwimm...
Mrs. Pendleton
Jake Weber
Jake Weber
Mr. Wright
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.
Pedro Armendá...
General Espatero
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Pedro Armendá...
General Espatero
Luis Cabrera
Luis Cabrera
Spanish Guard
Ramon Saldaña
Ramon Saldaña
Robert Walsh
Robert Walsh
Guardsman
 Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopk...
John Quincy Adams
Razaaq Adoti
Razaaq Adoti
Yamba
Derrick N. Ashong
Derrick N. As...
Buakei
Geno Silva
Geno Silva
Ruiz
Darren E. Burrows
Darren E. Bur...
Lieutenant Meade
Xander Berkeley
Xander Berkel...
Hammond
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