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  • Amistad (1997)
  • R
    155 min | Biography, Drama, History
Amistad (1997)
R
155 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
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Dec 25, 1997 (United States)

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135 cast members
Name Known for
Morgan Freeman
Theodore Joadson Theodore Joadson   See fewer
Nigel Hawthorne
Martin Van Buren Martin Van Buren   See fewer
Anthony Hopkins
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
Matthew McConaughey
Roger Sherman Baldwin Roger Sherman Baldwin   See fewer
David Paymer
Secretary John Forsyth Secretary John Forsyth   See fewer
Pete Postlethwaite
Holabird Holabird   See fewer
Anna Paquin
Queen Isabella Queen Isabella   See fewer
Tomas Milian
Calderon Calderon   See fewer
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Ensign Covey Ensign Covey   See fewer
John Ortiz
Montes Montes   See fewer
Ralph Brown
Lieutenant Gedney Lieutenant Gedney   See fewer
Darren E. Burrows
Lieutenant Meade (as Darren Burrows) Lieutenant Meade (as Darren Burrows)   See fewer
Allan Rich
Judge Juttson Judge Juttson   See fewer
Paul Guilfoyle
Attorney Attorney   See fewer
Peter Firth
Captain Fitzgerald Captain Fitzgerald   See fewer
Xander Berkeley
Hammond Hammond   See fewer
Jeremy Northam
Judge Coglin Judge Coglin   See fewer
Arliss Howard
John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun   See fewer
Willie Amakye
Folowa - Amistad African Folowa - Amistad African   See fewer
Luc Assogba
Gbatui - Amistad African Gbatui - Amistad African   See fewer
Mariah Campbell
Masery - Amistad African Masery - Amistad African   See fewer
Habib Conteh
Bai - Amistad African Bai - Amistad African   See fewer
Stephen Conteh
Morlai - Amistad African Morlai - Amistad African   See fewer
Monguehy Fanzy
Fabanna - Amistad African Fabanna - Amistad African   See fewer
Jimmy Fotso
Kwong - Amistad African Kwong - Amistad African   See fewer
Adekunle Ilori
Kahei - Amistad African Kahei - Amistad African   See fewer
Sheriff Kargbo
Almamy - Amistad African Almamy - Amistad African   See fewer
Saye Lah
Kessebe - Amistad African Kessebe - Amistad African   See fewer
Sylvestre Massaquoi
Santigiie - Amistad African Santigiie - Amistad African   See fewer
Samson Odede
Kpona - Amistad African Kpona - Amistad African   See fewer
Chike Okpala
Sorie - Amistad African Sorie - Amistad African   See fewer
Willie Onafesso
Jina - Amistad African Jina - Amistad African   See fewer
Samuel Pieh
Suuleh - Amistad African Suuleh - Amistad African   See fewer
Lansana Sawi
Morlu - Amistad African Morlu - Amistad African   See fewer
Abu Sidique
Tsukama - Amistad African Tsukama - Amistad African   See fewer
El Hadj Malik Sow
Golabu - Amistad African Golabu - Amistad African   See fewer
Lamine Thiam
Mahmud - Amistad African Mahmud - Amistad African   See fewer
Austin Pendleton
Professor Gibbs Professor Gibbs   See fewer
Daniel von Bargen
Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen) Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen)   See fewer
Rusty Schwimmer
Mrs. Pendleton Mrs. Pendleton   See fewer
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
General Espatero (as Pedro Armendariz) General Espatero (as Pedro Armendariz)   See fewer
Michael Massee
Prison Guard Prison Guard   See fewer
Roy Cooper
Pickney Pickney   See fewer
Jake Weber
Mr. Wright Mr. Wright   See fewer
Victor Rivers
Captain Ferrar Captain Ferrar   See fewer
Joseph Kosseh
Birmaja Birmaja   See fewer
Steve Passewe
Cinque's In-Law Cinque's In-Law   See fewer
Sherly Acosta Williams
Cinque's Wife Cinque's Wife   See fewer
Matt Sarles
Young Aide Young Aide   See fewer
George Gerdes
Marshal Marshal   See fewer
Gerald R. Molen
Magistrate (as Jerry Molen) Magistrate (as Jerry Molen)   See fewer
Kevin J. O'Connor
Missionary Missionary   See fewer
Robert Walsh
Guardsman Guardsman   See fewer
Sean McGuirk
Courier Courier   See fewer
Tony Owen
Farmer Farmer   See fewer
William Young
Businessman Businessman   See fewer
Michael Riley
British Officer British Officer   See fewer
León Singer
Don Pablo (as Leon Singer) Don Pablo (as Leon Singer)   See fewer
Castulo Guerra
Spanish Priest Spanish Priest   See fewer
Harry Groener
Tecora Captain Tecora Captain   See fewer
Hawthorne James
Creole Cook Creole Cook   See fewer
Ingrid Walters
Woman Overboard with Baby Woman Overboard with Baby   See fewer
Harry A. Blackmun
Associate Justice Joseph Story (as The Honorable Harry A. Blackmun) Associate Justice Joseph Story (as The Honorable Harry A. Blackmun)   See fewer
Curtis Shields
Bassie - Additional Amistad African Bassie - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Carlos Spivey
Chike - Additional Amistad African Chike - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Charles Udoma
Kessebe - Additional Amistad African Kessebe - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Andrew L. Josiah
Tamba - Additional Amistad African Tamba - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Tony Onafesso
Baa - Additional Amistad African Baa - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Peter Mansaray
Kapr - Additional Amistad African Kapr - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Clarence Mobley
Kenei - Additional Amistad African Kenei - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Brian Macon
Yauai - Additional Amistad African Yauai - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Edward Appiah
Followolo - Additional Amistad African Followolo - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Denver Dowridge
Kpau - Additional Amistad African Kpau - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Paul Mwakutuya
Sessi - Additional Amistad African Sessi - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Rory Burton
Vakina - Additional Amistad African Vakina - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Samuel Orekhio
Fawni - Additional Amistad African Fawni - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Omo Lara Tosin
Kula - Additional Amistad African Kula - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Ransford Thomas
Alkali - Additional Amistad African Alkali - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Juliette Darko
Teme - Additional Amistad African Teme - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Isaac Mayanja
Sanpha - Additional Amistad African Sanpha - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Charlean Isata Bangalie
Margru - Additional Amistad African Margru - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Roosevelt Flenoury
Njaooni - Additional Amistad African Njaooni - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
M.S. Kaleiwo
Kaleiwo - Additional Amistad African Kaleiwo - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
Tesfay Yohannes
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
George Kamara
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Abdul-Fatai Balogun
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Yaya Sissoko
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Amadou Traore
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Marlon Francis
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Bundu Kamara
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
James Moses
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Daniel Reid
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Seydou Coulibaly
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Lawal Tajudeen
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Lester Mombelly
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Ibrahim Sesay
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Jeremy Shelton
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Andrew Shoemo
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Prince Coke
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Ahmed Bangura
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Bernard Singleton
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Desere Mondon
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Baboucar Jobe
Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
Christopher Annino
Blacksmith (uncredited) Blacksmith (uncredited)   See fewer
John D. Bair
Senator (uncredited) Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
Susan Bergeron
Tyler Speech Attendee (uncredited) Tyler Speech Attendee (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Berlier
Sargeant of the Guard (uncredited) Sargeant of the Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Eric Bruno Borgman
First Jury Juror (uncredited) First Jury Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
Luis Cabrera
Spanish Guard (uncredited) Spanish Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Craig Calman
Abolitionist (uncredited) Abolitionist (uncredited)   See fewer
KimStacy Carter
Tecora Slave (uncredited) Tecora Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
Lisa Cavanaugh
Prostitute (uncredited) Prostitute (uncredited)   See fewer
Leonard Clifton
Slave (uncredited) Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
Alex Daunis
Clerk of Supreme Court (uncredited) Clerk of Supreme Court (uncredited)   See fewer
Nino Del Padre
Court Witness (uncredited) Court Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
Johnny Egan
Judge Coglin (voice) (uncredited) Judge Coglin (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Fagan
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
Lawrence Gaughan
Spaniard (uncredited) Spaniard (uncredited)   See fewer
Morgan Hobart
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
Nick King
Villager (uncredited) Villager (uncredited)   See fewer
Tommy Lynch
Slave Trader (uncredited) Slave Trader (uncredited)   See fewer
Luis Muñoz
Spanish Slave Guard (uncredited) Spanish Slave Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Ungenita Prevost
Tecora Slave (uncredited) Tecora Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
Glendon Rich
Slave / Abolishionist (uncredited) Slave / Abolishionist (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin M. Simon
Abolishionist (uncredited) Abolishionist (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Sutton
Union Soldier (uncredited) Union Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
John H. Tobin
Supreme Court Reporter (uncredited) Supreme Court Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Harrison Young
Congressman (uncredited) Congressman (uncredited)   See fewer
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