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"Amistad" (also known as "Amistad - Das Sklavenschiff") is a Drama/History/Mystery film directed by Steven Spielberg, released on December 04 of 1997 in the USA . Morgan Freeman is starring, alongside Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey and David Paymer.

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Who directed "Amistad":

Amistad was directed by Steven Spielberg, an American producer, director, writer, and actor.

Before Amistad, Steven Spielberg had directed The Lost World: Jurassic Park, released in 1997, Schindler's List (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), Hook (1991), Always (1989), and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Since, he directed Saving Private Ryan, released in 1998, Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), and Munich (2005).

What was the release date of "Amistad":

Amistad was first released in the United States on Thursday, December 04, 1997.. This was twenty-two (22) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, February 27, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, February 25, 1998 in France; Thursday, February 26, 1998 in Germany; Friday, March 13, 1998 in Italy; Friday, February 20, 1998 in Spain; Thursday, February 19, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, February 28, 1998 in Japan.

What is the cast of "Amistad":

At the casting of Amistad we find Morgan Freeman, previously seen in Kiss the Girls (1997) and Chain Reaction (1996); Nigel Hawthorne (Murder in Mind (1997), Richard III (1995)); Anthony Hopkins (The Edge (1997), August (1996)) [ more... ]

  • David Paymer, Allan Rich and Paul Guilfoyle also appeared together in Quiz Show, released in 1994.
  • Paul Guilfoyle and David Paymer also appeared in Howard the Duck, released in 1986.
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  • Geno Silva and Pete Postlethwaite have both also be seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, released in 1997.

What is the Storyline of "Amistad":

The film begins in the depths of the schooner La Amistad, a ship carrying Africans captured from Sierra Leone and sold in Cuba into slavery. The film's protagonist, Sengbe Pieh (Djimon Hounsou), most known by his slave name "Cinqué" (meaning "fifth"), picks the lock on his shackles. Freeing a number of his companions, Cinquè initiates a rebellion on the ship. In the ensuing fighting, several Mende and most of the ship's crew are killed, except the owners Ruiz and Montez, who the Africans believe can [...]

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