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Amistad

Author: Steven SpielbergDebbie AllenDavid FranzoniColin WilsonMorgan FreemanAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Anamorphic widescreen edView all editions and formats
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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. Based on a true story.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Debbie Allen; David Franzoni; Colin Wilson; Morgan Freeman; Nigel Hawthorne; Anthony Hopkins; Djimon Hounsou; Matthew McConaughey; David Paymer; Pete Postlethwaite; Janusz Kamiński; Stellan Skarsgård; Dreamworks Pictures.; HBO Pictures.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0783231202 9780783231204
OCLC Number: 798643727
Language Note: In English with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Special features: Production notes, cast and filmmakers' bios, theatrical trailer, behind the scenes featurette.
Credits: Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; production designer, Rick Carter ; editors, Michael Kahn, Craig Richards ; music, John Williams.
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Peter Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.; Adult.
Description: 1 videodisc (155 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Details: DVD; region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); dual layer; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
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: DreamWorks Pictures ; HBO Pictures ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson ; written by David Franzoni ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

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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. Based on a true story.

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