Amistad

Amistad (1997)

Genres - Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery-Suspense  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom, Legal Drama, Trial Film  |   Release Date - Dec 10, 1997  |   Run Time - 155 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Amistad is a 1997 American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors' ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S. revenue cutter. The case was ultimately resolved by the United States Supreme Court in 1841.

Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey had starring roles. David Franzoni's screenplay was based on the book Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (1987), by the historian Howard Jones.

Movie Info

Budget

$36,000,000

Box Office

$44,229,441

Themes

Tags

Boat, Cuba, La Amistad, Mutiny, Slave Trade, Slavery, True Stories, United States

Attributes

Filming Location: Connecticut
Narrative Location: Connecticut, Cuba, New York, Washington, D.C.
Subject: slavery in the United States

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Amistad
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Chuyến Tàu Nô Lệ
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