R | | Drama, History
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.
This movie takes place from 1839 to 1841.
That one wants us to sail them back. That one thinks he can sail all the way back without us.
The U.S. Flag is improperly displayed on left side of the Speaker's Stand of U.S. House of Representatives Chamber. The U.S. Flag should always be at the right-hand side of the speaker.
The events depicted did not historically occur at Fort El Morro
The board of film censors of Jamaica have excised the opening scenes, depicting a violent slave uprising on a ship, from all copies of the film released in Jamaican theatres.
English, Mende, Spanish, Portuguese
$4,573,523 14 December 1997