Amistad (1997)

"Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken."
Audience 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.
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:December 25th, 1997
On DVD & Blu-ray:May 4th, 1999 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:DreamWorks Pictures
Movie Tags:slavery, cuba