Amistad

Amistad (1997)

"Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken."
TMDb Score
70

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.

Starring
Morgan Freemanas Theodore Joadson
Matthew McConaugheyas Roger Sherman Baldwin

Movie Details

Original Language:English
Production Companies:DreamWorks Pictures
Movie Tags:slaverycuba