About

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 al...

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

David Franzoni (Screenplay)

Runtime

155 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

historical figure slavery cuba sentence mutiny slave trade tall ship havana

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anthony Hopkins

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography Janusz Kamiński

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score John Williams