Amistad (1997)

7.83 / Rated by 3 people

154 min.
Plot  In 1839, the schooner ''La Amistad'' is carrying Africans abducted from Sierra Leone and sold in Cuba into slavery. One of the slaves, Sengbe Pieh, most known by his slave name "Cinqué", initiates a rebellion on the ship. Most of the crew are killed. The Africans keep the ship's owners alive, believing they can navigate the vessel back to West Africa.

Six weeks later, the vessel is low on food and fresh water when they sight land. Unsure of their location, a group take a boat to shore to fetch fresh water. ''La Amistad'' is found by a United States military vessel; the Spaniards tricked the Africans, sailing up the Atlantic coast. ''Amistad'' is impounded. The Africans are imprisoned while a court determines ownership of the vessel and whether the slaves will be freed. Great Britain, the United States and Spain have prohibited the international slave trade, but the Spanish owners claim the slaves were born on a Cuban plantation and are thus legal domestic slaves.

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Morgan Freeman
Theodore Joadson
Nigel Hawthorne
President Martin Van Buren
Anthony Hopkins
John Quincy Adams
Djimon Hounsou
Sengbe Pieh / Joseph Cinqué
Matthew McConaughey
Roger Sherman Baldwin
David Paymer
Secretary of State John Forsyth
Pete Postlethwaite
William S. Holabird
Stellan Skarsgård
Lewis Tappan
Raz Adoti
Anna Paquin
Queen Isabella II of Spain
Tomas Milian
Ángel Calderón de la Barca y Belgrano
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Ens. James Covey
John Ortiz
Pedro Montes
Ralph Brown
Lieutenant Thomas L. Gedney
Paul Guilfoyle
Peter Firth
Captain Fitzgerald
Xander Berkeley
Ledger Hammond
Jeremy Northam
Judge Coglin
Arliss Howard
John C. Calhoun
Austin Pendleton
Professor Josiah Willard Gibbs
Pedro Armendáriz
General Baldomero Espartero


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