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.
That one wants us to sail them back. That one thinks he can sail all the way back without us.
"Hail to the Chief" was first used for the President in 1841, when First Lady Letitia Tyler suggested it would be appropriate for her husband.
The events depicted did not historically occur at Fort El Morro
English, Mende, Spanish, Portuguese
$4,661,866 (USA) (14 December 1997)
$44,175,394 (USA) (5 April 1998)
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