DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: December 10, 1997
Summary: Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. (DreamWorks)
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Runtime: 155 min
Rating: Rated R for some scenes of strong brutal violence and some related nudity.
Production: DreamWorks SKG
Genres: Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Languages: English, Spanish, Mende
Home Release Date: Apr 13, 1999
Director Credit
Steven Spielberg Director
Writer Credit
David Franzoni Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Anthony Hopkins John Quincy Adams
Djimon Hounsou Cinque
Matthew McConaughey Baldwin
Morgan Freeman Joadson
Cast Credit
Abu Bakaar Fofanah Fala
Anna Paquin Queen Isabella
Chiwetel Ejiofor Ensiign Covey
David Paymer Secretary Forsyth
Derrick N. Ashong Buakei
Geno Silva Ruiz
Nigel Hawthorne Martin Van Buren
Pete Postlethwaite Holabird
Razaaq Adoti Yamba
Stellan Skarsgård Tappan
Tomas Milian Calderon
Producer Credit
Bonnie Curtis Associate Producer
Colin Wilson Producer
Debbie Allen Producer
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Paul Deason Associate Producer
Robert Cooper Co-Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Tim Shriver Co-Producer
Walter F. Parkes Executive Producer