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
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Español
  • Runtime: 155
  • Budget: $36,000,000
  • Revenue: $74,000,000
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Chiwetel Ejio...
Ens. James Covey
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopki...
John Quincy Adams
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McCon...
Roger Sherman Baldwin
Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounso...
Cinque
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freema...
Theodore Joadson
Nigel Hawthorne
Nigel Hawthor...
Martin Van Buren
David Paymer
David Paymer
Secretary John Forsyth
Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postleth...
Holabird
Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skars...
Tappan
Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
Queen Isabella
Tomás Milián
Tomás Milián
Calderon
John Ortiz
John Ortiz
Montes
Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown
Lieutenant Gedney
Allan Rich
Allan Rich
Judge Juttson
Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyl...
Attorney
Peter Firth
Peter Firth
Captain Fitzgerald
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
Ramon Saldaña
Ramon Saldaña
 Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopk...
John Quincy Adams
Luis Cabrera
Luis Cabrera
Spanish Guard
Robert Walsh
Robert Walsh
Guardsman
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
Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendle...
Professor Gibbs
Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Ba...
Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Michael Massee
Michael Masse...
Prison Guard
Roy Cooper
Roy Cooper
Pickney
Victor Rivers
Victor Rivers
Captain Ferrar
George Gerdes
George Gerdes
Marshal
Gerald R. Molen
Gerald R. Mol...
Magistrate (as Jerry Molen)
Kevin J. O'Connor
Kevin J. O'Co...
Missionary
Michael Riley
Michael Riley
British Officer
Castulo Guerra
Castulo Guerr...
Spanish Priest
Harry Groener
Harry Groener
Tecora Captain
Hawthorne James
Hawthorne Jam...
Creole Cook
Ingrid Walters
Ingrid Walter...
Woman Overboard with Baby
Denver Dowridge
Denver Dowrid...
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