Amistad Trailer

Amistad Trailer (1997)

"Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken." 03 December 1997 Drama, History, Mystery 155 mins

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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Nigel Hawthorne

as Martin Van Buren

Anthony Hopkins

as John Quincy Adams

Morgan Freeman

as Theodore

Chiwetel Ejiofor

as Ens. James Covey

Matthew McConaughey

as Roger Sherman Baldwin

David Paymer

as Secretary John Forsyth

Anna Paquin

as Queen Isabella

Tomás Milián

as Calderon

John Ortiz

as Montes

Ralph Brown

as Lieutenant Gedney

Allan Rich

as Judge Juttson

Paul Guilfoyle

as Attorney

Peter Firth

as Captain Fitzgerald


John Williams

Original Music Composer

Janusz Kaminski

Janusz Kaminski Director of Photography

Ve Neill

Ve Neill Makeup Department Head

Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter Costume Design

Rick Carter

Rick Carter Production Design

Rosemary Brandenburg

Rosemary Brandenburg Set Decoration

Janna Stern

Janna Stern Script Supervisor

Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper Still Photographer

Roger Meilink

Roger Meilink Rigging Gaffer

International Titles

Amistad - Das Sklavenschiff Trailer

Amistad Trailer

아미스타드 Trailer

International Releases Dates

Germany 25 February 1998

France 24 February 1998

United Kingdom 28 February 1998

Italy 13 March 1998

Korea 14 February 1998

United States 03 December 1997

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