• Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Synopsis: 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.

Morgan Freeman


Nigel Hawthorne

Martin Van Buren

Anthony Hopkins

John Quincy Adams

Matthew McConaughey

Roger Sherman Baldwin

David Paymer

Secretary John Forsyth

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Writers: David Franzoni
Meta Score: Coming Soon
Rotten Tomaotes: Coming Soon
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Release Date: Dec 2nd, 1997
Box Office: Not Available
Budget: Not Available
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