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Amistad

Author: Steven SpielbergDebbie AllenColin WilsonDavid FranzoniMorgan FreemanAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. A battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Historical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: David Pesci; Cinque; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Debbie Allen; Colin Wilson; David Franzoni; Morgan Freeman; Nigel Hawthorne; Anthony Hopkins; Djimon Hounsou; Matthew McConaughey; David Paymer; Pete Postlethwaite; Stellan Skarsgård; Janusz Kamiński; John Williams; Razaaq Adoti; Anna Paquin; Tomas Milian; Chiwetel Ejiofor; John Ortiz; Ralph Brown; Darren E Burrows; Allan Rich; Paul Guilfoyle; Peter Firth; Xander Berkeley; David Pesci; Dreamworks Pictures.; HBO Pictures.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783231202 9780783231204
OCLC Number: 43439976
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: theatrical trailer; Making of Amistad; production notes; cast and crew biographies.
Credits: Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; film editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgård, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Derrick N. Ashong, Geno Silva, John Ortiz, Ralph Brown, Darren Burrows, Allan Rich, Paul Guilfoyle, Peter Firth, Xander Berkeley.
Awards: Academy Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Hopkins), Best Music, Best Costume Design, and Best Cinematography.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD region 1, NTSC ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround ; widescreen format (aspect ratio: 1.85:1) ; Dual layer.
Contents: Special features: Anamorphic widescreen --
Production notes --
Cast and filmmakers' bios --
Theatrical trailer --
Behind the scenes featurette --
Language: English 5.1 surround --
Subtitles: English.
Other Titles: Amistad (Motion picture)
Responsibility: [presented by] DreamWorks Pictures ; in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson.
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Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La Amistad, is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. A battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. But for the men and women on trial, it is simply a fight for the basic right of all mankind ... freedom.

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