Amistad (1997)

Freedom is not given. It is our right at birth. But there are some moments when it must be taken.
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Rating: R
imdb: 7.1
Runtime: 155
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$44.2 mil
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, History
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On board the slave ship La Amistad, sailing from Cuba with slaves taken in Sierra Leone, a mutiny breaks out. A slave named Cinque leads his fellow slaves to overthrow the sailors in a bid for his people’s freedom. The ship is eventually picked up by a U.S. sailing vessel on the Atlantic coast, and Cinque and his fellow slaves end up standing trial for the crime of insurrection. Two abolitionists enlist the help of former president John Quincy Adams to present a case to free Cinque and the others. At first, Adams is reluctant to become involved, but eventually, after hearing Cinque’s story, he realizes that huge issues of freedom are at stake and helps them to victory in court.
UPC: 032429150066
Release Date May 6, 2014

UPC: 667068416220
Release Date May 4, 1999

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