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10th December 1997
2h 35m
Steven Spielberg
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Amistad is a 1997 Historic Drama film released on 10th December; Steven Spielberg directed the film which stars Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew McConaughey. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $8,229,441 on its budget.


In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Cast (111)

Anthony Hopkins's profile Anthony Hopkins
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Morgan Freeman's profile Morgan Freeman
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Matthew McConaughey's profile Matthew McConaughey
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Chiwetel Ejiofor's profile Chiwetel Ejiofor
Age at Filming ≈ 19
Djimon Hounsou's profile Djimon Hounsou
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Pete Postlethwaite's profile Pete Postlethwaite
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Stellan Skarsgård's profile Stellan Skarsgård
Age at Filming ≈ 45
David Paymer's profile David Paymer
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Xander Berkeley's profile Xander Berkeley
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Nigel Hawthorne's profile Nigel Hawthorne
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Rusty Schwimmer's profile Rusty Schwimmer
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Austin Pendleton's profile Austin Pendleton
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Paul Guilfoyle's profile Paul Guilfoyle
Age at Filming ≈ 47
John Ortiz's profile John Ortiz
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Ralph Brown's profile Ralph Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Kevin J. O'Connor's profile Kevin J. O'Connor
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Daniel von Bargen's profile Daniel von Bargen
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Arliss Howard's profile Arliss Howard
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Anna Paquin's profile Anna Paquin
Age at Filming ≈ 14
Jeremy Northam's profile Jeremy Northam
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Jake Weber's profile Jake Weber
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Allan Rich's profile Allan Rich
Age at Filming ≈ 70
Tomas Milian's profile Tomas Milian
Age at Filming ≈ 64
Michael Massee's profile Michael Massee
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Peter Firth's profile Peter Firth
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Victor Rivers's profile Victor Rivers
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Castulo Guerra's profile Castulo Guerra
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Darren E. Burrows
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Harry Groener's profile Harry Groener
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Razaaq Adoti's profile Razaaq Adoti
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Michael Riley's profile Michael Riley
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Geno Silva's profile Geno Silva
Age at Filming ≈ 48
George Gerdes's profile George Gerdes
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Gerald R. Molen's profile Gerald R. Molen
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Roy Cooper's profile Roy Cooper
Age at Filming ≈ 66
James Moses
Age at Filming ≈ 34

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Amistad Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

2% 13-19
3% 20-29
8% 30-39
11% 40-49
5% 50-59
4% 60-69
1% 70-79
67% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

5% Female
95% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Amistad FAQ

When was Amistad released?

Amistad was released 26 years ago, on Wednesday December 10th, 1997.

How much did Amistad cost to make?

The budget was $36,000,000.

How much money did Amistad make?

The worldwide revenue was $44,229,441.

Is Amistad on Netflix?

No, Amistad is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Amistad on Amazon Prime?

Yes, Amistad is currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Amistad on Disney Plus?

No, Amistad is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States