Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 63%
TMDB Rating 7
IMDB Rating 7.3
RottenTomatoes Rating 76%

Financials

Revenue: $74,000,000

Budget: $36,000,000

Profit: + $38,000,000


Movie Details

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

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Dec 3, 1997

Rating: R

Run Time: 2h 35m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: DreamWorks Pictures


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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.


Main Cast

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Cinque

Age : 55 | Popularity : 21%

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman

Theodore Joadson

Age : 82 | Popularity : 59%

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Roger Sherman Baldwin

Age : 50 | Popularity : 35%

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

John Quincy Adams

Age : 82 | Popularity : 26%

Nigel Hawthorne

Nigel Hawthorne

Martin Van Buren

Age : 72 | Popularity : 9%

Anna Paquin

Anna Paquin

Queen Isabella

Age : 37 | Popularity : 13%

David Paymer

David Paymer

Secretary John Forsyth

Age : 65 | Popularity : 6%

Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite

Holabird

Age : 65 | Popularity : 16%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Script Supervisor
Janna Stern
Janna Stern
Writing Screenplay
David Franzoni
David Franzoni
Production Producer
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson
Casting
Victoria Thomas
Victoria Thomas
Tere López
Tere López
Sound Original Music Composer
John Williams
John Williams
Sound Editor
Richard C. Franklin
Richard C. Franklin
Bruce Richardson
Bruce Richardson
Howard Neiman
Howard Neiman
Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark
Ronald Eng
Ronald Eng
Ed Fassl
Ed Fassl
Leonard T. Geschke
Leonard T. Geschke
Gary Krivacek
Gary Krivacek
Chuck Neely
Chuck Neely
Supervising Sound Editor
Charles L. Campbell
Charles L. Campbell
Louis L. Edemann
Louis L. Edemann
Production Sound Mixer
Ron Judkins
Ron Judkins
Music Editor
Kenneth Wannberg
Kenneth Wannberg
Camera Director of Photography
Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
Still Photographer
Andrew Cooper
Andrew Cooper
Editing Editor
Michael Kahn
Michael Kahn
Assistant Editor
Michael Trent
Michael Trent
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Department Head
Ve Neill
Ve Neill
Bill Corso
Bill Corso
Costume Design
Ruth E. Carter
Ruth E. Carter
Art Production Design
Rick Carter
Rick Carter
Set Decoration
Rosemary Brandenburg
Rosemary Brandenburg
Leadman
Ray Fisher
Ray Fisher
Lighting Rigging Gaffer
Roger Meilink
Roger Meilink
Gaffer
David Devlin
David Devlin
Crew Stunt Coordinator
M. James Arnett
M. James Arnett
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