Amistad (1997)

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In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.


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  • Djimon Hounsou in Amistad (1997)
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29 March 1999 | helpless_dancer
8
| excellent, thought provoking tale of the agony of slavery
The horrors of slavery are depicted here in graphic detail. The scenes dealing with the ships carrying their human cargo were awful - very hard to sit and watch. When the slaves were brought to America, a huge trial ensued over whether or not they should be freed or not. This was a big production complete with all the costumes of the era - the early 19th century. Great story, dialogue, and acting made this a must see film.

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Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,573,523 14 December 1997

Gross USA:

$44,229,441

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,229,441

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