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Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman
Theodore Joadson
Nigel Hawthorne Nigel Hawthorne
Martin Van Buren
Anthony Hopkins Anthony Hopkins
John Quincy Adams
Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey
Roger Sherman Baldwin
David Paymer David Paymer
Secretary John Forsyth


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David Franzoni David Franzoni
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A passionate historical epic!

14 years, 8 months ago at May 21 3:57
6 votes
"Give us the courage to do what is right. And if it means civil war? Then let it come. And when it does, may it be, finally, the last battle of the American Revolution."

Amistad is straightforwardly one of Steven Spielberg's greatest motion pictures: an uncompromising, violent history lesson that does not succumb to telling a story of one of the tiring traditional historical events ... read more

A Very Sad Ship

10 years, 5 months ago at Aug 9 14:02
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Wow, things were pretty different back in the 90s, weren't they? Lol. Seriously, though, there's nothing like history for drama, and this is almost a case study in why I don't like drama the way that I used to.... I mean, I like Spanish guys! (".... A todos!") And even Americans! ("I'm trying to drink my brandy at the end of a long day.") {And, to be honest, you could really have a lot of fucking ... read more

A good movie

7 years, 10 months ago at Mar 31 7:52
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It had been a while since I have seen this flick so I thought it was time for a re-watch. Well, even though it must have been at first quite an ambitious project for Steven Spielberg, eventually, it turned out to be one of his most forgotten movies. It's too bad because I think it is actually pretty good. Indeed, in my opinion, it was a great story and it dealt with a very important subject but... read more
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A movie about a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.
Release date: 25 December 1997
UPC: 667068416220
Tags: Drama (27), Slavery (18), Historical (14), Murder (11), Racism (11), 1997 (10), 1990s (10), Violence (9), Christianity (8), Religion (7), Suicide (7), Freedom (7), Rebellion (6), Trial (5), 1840s (5), Human Rights (5), Language Barrier (5), Cross (5), Dignity (5), Slave Ship (5)
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