Amistad | 1997

Drama, Adaptation
A group of slaves revolt while travelling aboard a slaveship.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Awards: 4 Oscar nominations. Another 1 win & 7 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Joadson

Actor

... Martin Van Buren

Actor

... John Quincy Adams

Actor

... Cinque

Actor

... Baldwin

Actor

... Secretary Forsyth

Actor

... Holabird

Actor

... Tappan

Actor

... Yamba

Actor

... Fala

Actor

... Queen Isabella

Actor

... Calderon

Actor

Company

'HMS Rose' Foundation

Production Company

Adams National Historical Site

Production Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

B&O Railroad Museum

Production Company

Bahia Beach Plantation and Golf Course

Production Company

Synopsis

Based on the true story of the failed mutiny on board the slave ship Amistad in 1839, and the courtroom battle that followed. In the trial that would challenge the very foundation of the American legal system, abolitionist Theodore Joadson, trial lawyer Roger Baldwin and ex-president John Quincy Adams argue for the freedom and civil rights of the captive African slaves.

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