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Amistad (1997)

R
155 min | 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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$ 36,000,000
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$ 4,661,866
Gross (USA)
$ 44,175,394
Gross (World)
$ 16,200,000
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Dec 25, 1997 (United States)

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Morgan Freeman
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Anthony Hopkins
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams   See fewer
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Roger Sherman Baldwin Roger Sherman Baldwin   See fewer
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Anna Paquin
Queen Isabella Queen Isabella   See fewer
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Tomas Milian
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Chiwetel Ejiofor
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John Ortiz
Montes Montes   See fewer
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Ralph Brown
Lieutenant Gedney Lieutenant Gedney   See fewer
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Darren E. Burrows
Lieutenant Meade (as Darren Burrows) Lieutenant Meade (as Darren Burrows)   See fewer
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Allan Rich
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Attorney Attorney   See fewer
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Peter Firth
Captain Fitzgerald Captain Fitzgerald   See fewer
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Judge Coglin Judge Coglin   See fewer
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Arliss Howard
John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun   See fewer
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Willie Amakye
Folowa - Amistad African Folowa - Amistad African   See fewer
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Luc Assogba
Gbatui - Amistad African Gbatui - Amistad African   See fewer
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Mariah Campbell
Masery - Amistad African Masery - Amistad African   See fewer
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Habib Conteh
Bai - Amistad African Bai - Amistad African   See fewer
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Stephen Conteh
Morlai - Amistad African Morlai - Amistad African   See fewer
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Monguehy Fanzy
Fabanna - Amistad African Fabanna - Amistad African   See fewer
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Jimmy Fotso
Kwong - Amistad African Kwong - Amistad African   See fewer
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Adekunle Ilori
Kahei - Amistad African Kahei - Amistad African   See fewer
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Sheriff Kargbo
Almamy - Amistad African Almamy - Amistad African   See fewer
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Saye Lah
Kessebe - Amistad African Kessebe - Amistad African   See fewer
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Sylvestre Massaquoi
Santigiie - Amistad African Santigiie - Amistad African   See fewer
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Samson Odede
Kpona - Amistad African Kpona - Amistad African   See fewer
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Chike Okpala
Sorie - Amistad African Sorie - Amistad African   See fewer
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Willie Onafesso
Jina - Amistad African Jina - Amistad African   See fewer
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Samuel Pieh
Suuleh - Amistad African Suuleh - Amistad African   See fewer
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Lansana Sawi
Morlu - Amistad African Morlu - Amistad African   See fewer
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Abu Sidique
Tsukama - Amistad African Tsukama - Amistad African   See fewer
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El Hadj Malik Sow
Golabu - Amistad African Golabu - Amistad African   See fewer
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Lamine Thiam
Mahmud - Amistad African Mahmud - Amistad African   See fewer
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Austin Pendleton
Professor Gibbs Professor Gibbs   See fewer
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Daniel von Bargen
Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen) Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen)   See fewer
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Mrs. Pendleton Mrs. Pendleton   See fewer
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General Espatero (as Pedro Armendariz) General Espatero (as Pedro Armendariz)   See fewer
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Michael Massee
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Roy Cooper
Pickney Pickney   See fewer
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Don Pablo (as Leon Singer) Don Pablo (as Leon Singer)   See fewer
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Bassie - Additional Amistad African Bassie - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Carlos Spivey
Chike - Additional Amistad African Chike - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Charles Udoma
Kessebe - Additional Amistad African Kessebe - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Tamba - Additional Amistad African Tamba - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Baa - Additional Amistad African Baa - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Kapr - Additional Amistad African Kapr - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Kenei - Additional Amistad African Kenei - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Yauai - Additional Amistad African Yauai - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Followolo - Additional Amistad African Followolo - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Kpau - Additional Amistad African Kpau - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Paul Mwakutuya
Sessi - Additional Amistad African Sessi - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Rory Burton
Vakina - Additional Amistad African Vakina - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Samuel Orekhio
Fawni - Additional Amistad African Fawni - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Kula - Additional Amistad African Kula - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Alkali - Additional Amistad African Alkali - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Teme - Additional Amistad African Teme - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Sanpha - Additional Amistad African Sanpha - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Margru - Additional Amistad African Margru - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Njaooni - Additional Amistad African Njaooni - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Kaleiwo - Additional Amistad African Kaleiwo - Additional Amistad African   See fewer
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Amistad African Extra Amistad African Extra   See fewer
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Slave Trader (uncredited) Slave Trader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Spanish Slave Guard (uncredited) Spanish Slave Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tecora Slave (uncredited) Tecora Slave (uncredited)   See fewer
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