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.
|Tagline:||Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.|
|Cast:||Allan Rich, Anna Paquin, Anthony Hopkins, Arliss Howard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Paymer, Djimon Hounsou, Jake Weber, Jeremy Northam, John Ortiz, Luis Cabrera, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Guilfoyle, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Pete Postlethwaite, Peter Firth, Ralph Brown, Ramon Saldaña, Robert Walsh, Rusty Schwimmer, Stellan Skarsgård, Tomás Milián|
|Director:||Janna Stern, Steven Spielberg|