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Hard of hearing subtitlesAmistad (1997)

Region: (unknown)
UPC/Barcode: 5051188122133
Released: 3rd July 2006
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: (unknown)
Catalogue No: DSL1221
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
Amistad (1997) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Based on: A true story

Story: Steven Spielberg directs this epic drama, based on actual events. In 1839, a group of fifty-three African slaves held on the ship 'Amistad' revolt and kill the crew, demanding to be returned to Africa. The helmsman misleads them, taking them to America, where the Africans are put on trial. Slavery abolitionist Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) arranges for young attorney Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to defend the Africans in court. However, the lawyer has trouble communicating with the Africans' leader, Sengbe Pieh (Djimon Hounsou), and American President Van Buren (Nigel Hawthorne), coming up for re-election, is anxious not to lose the votes of those in the pro-slavery southern states.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Peter Postlethwaite, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Thomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick N. Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz, Ralph Brown, Darren E. Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Music by: John Williams

Produced by: Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson

Written by: David Franzoni

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Dreamworks Live Action

Other releases of this film

Amistad (1997) (Widescreen) (Deleted)Hard of hearing subtitles