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.
Morgan Freeman, who played an ex-slave turned abolitionist, appeared in this movie with Chiwetel Ejiofor. In Glory (1989), Morgan played an ex-slave, who ends up a soldier in the Union Army, along with Denzel Washington. Denzel and Chiwetel appeared in Inside Man (2006).
That one wants us to sail them back. That one thinks he can sail all the way back without us.
During the first trial, when Captain Fitzgerald replies: "His description of the slave fortress, for one thing", at the word "fortress" he clearly can be seen saying something else than what is heard. Also, this whole half sentence has noticeably different acoustics from the rest of his lines. Obviously, because it is dubbed.
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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