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Product NameAmistad
CategoryElectronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie / TV
Short DescriptionDVD
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0783231202
Model2245392
Price New6.14 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used1.43 US Dollars    (curriencies)
RatingR - Restricted
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TrailerWatch The Trailer
Run Time155 minutes
Aspect Ratio1.85:1
CastMorgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou
DirectorSteven Spielberg
GenreDRAMA,HISTORY
Run Time155 minutes
Width5.38 inches    (convert)
Height0.6 inches    (convert)
Length7.5 inches    (convert)
Weight25 hundredths pounds    (convert)
BindingDvd
Release Year1997
FormatMultiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
Published02/24/2015
Run Time155 minutes
FeaturesShrink-wrapped
Long DescriptionAmistad is the name of a slave ship traveling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque, who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find help when they land. Instead, when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.
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