Amistad

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Amistad

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Amistad

Release Date: December 03, 1997

Year    :   1997
Slogan    :   «Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Mystery
Production Companies    :   DreamWorks Pictures
Director    :   Steven Spielberg
Producers    :   Steven Spielberg, Colin Wilson, Victoria Thomas, Bonnie Curtis, Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, Debbie Allen, Bob Cooper, Tim Shriver, Paul Deason, Tere López
Writers    :   David Franzoni
RunTime    :   155 mins.
Budget    :   36000000
Revenue    :   74000000

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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