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R| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) 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 (Morgan Freeman) wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) also becomes an ally.

Cast: Morgan Freeman , Anthony Hopkins , Matthew McConaughey , Nigel Hawthorne , Djimon Hounsou , David Paymer , Pete Postlethwaite , Stellan Skarsgard

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG, United International Pictures

Amistad (1997)

Release Date: December 10th, 1997|2 hr. 32 min.

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