Amistad

Amistad

679 Reviews
1997 2h 35min Cert. R
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...
Amistad

Storyline

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.
  • Released
    3 December 1997
  • Runtime
    2h 35min
  • Director
  • Budget
    $36,000,000
  • Revenue
    $74,000,000
  • Genre
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • Production
    DreamWorks Pictures