Amistad
DTS
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Steven Spielberg
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 667068-466928
Running time: 2:35 (155 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 06, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#98)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 29, 2002
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 6 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Steven Spielberg's debut film for DreamWorks Pictures, "AMISTAD," stars a distinguished cast led by Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou and Matthew McConaughey.

Earning acclaim for its film making and power, AMISTAD was honored with four Academy Award nominations; Best Supporting Actor (Hopkins), Best Music, Best Costume Design and Best Cinematography.

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. An enthralling 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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Genres
Drama
Adventure
Studios
Production Studios:
 • DreamWorks Pictures
 • HBO Pictures
Media Companies:
 • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
 • Full Bitrate DTS Track
Crew
Direction
Steven Spielberg....Director
Writing
David Franzoni....Writer
Production
Steven Spielberg....Producer
Debbie Allen....Producer
Colin Wilson....Producer
Walter F. Parkes....Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald....Executive Producer
Robert Cooper....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Janusz Kaminski....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Michael Kahn....Film Editor
Music
John Williams....Composer
Debbie Allen....Song Writer
Sound
Charles L. Campbell....Sound Editor
Louis L. Edemann....Sound Editor
Jeff Clark....Sound Editor
Ronald Eng....Sound Editor
Richard C. Franklin....Sound Editor
Leonard T. Geschke....Sound Editor
Gary Krivacek....Sound Editor
Chuck Neely....Sound Editor
Howard Neiman....Sound Editor
Bruce Richardson....Sound Editor
Anna Behlmer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert Jackson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ron Judkins....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Shawn Murphy....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rick Carter....Production Designer
Chris Burian-Mohr....Art Director
William James Teegarden....Art Director
Tony Fanning....Art Director
Cast
Morgan Freeman....Theodore Joadson
Nigel Hawthorne....Martin Van Buren
Anthony Hopkins....John Quincy Adams
Djimon Hounsou....Cinqué (Sengbe)
Matthew McConaughey....Roger Baldwin
David Paymer....US Secretary of State Forsyth
Pete Postlethwaite....Holabird
Stellan Skarsgård....Lewis Tappan
Razaaq Adoti....Yamba
Abu Bakaar Fofanah....Fala
Anna Paquin....Queen Isabel
Tomas Milian....Calderón
Chjwetel Ejiofor....Ensign Covey
Derrick N. Ashong....Buakei
Geno Silva....Ruiz
John Ortiz....Montes
Ralph Brown....Lieutenant Gedney
Darren E. Burrows....Lieutenant Meade
Allan Rich....Judge Juttson
Paul Guilfoyle....Attorney
Peter Firth....Captain Fitzgerald
Xander Berkeley....Hammond
Jeremy Northam....Judge Coglin
Arliss Howard....John C. Calhoun
Willie Amakye....Folowa
Luc Assogba....Gbatui
Mariah Campbell....Masery
Stephen Conteh....Morlai
Monguehy Fanzy....Fabanna
Jimmy Fotso....Kwong
Adekunle Ilori....Kahei
Sheriff Kargbo....Almamy
Saye Lah....Kessebe
Sylvestre Massaquoi....Santiglie
Samson Odede....Kpona
Chike Okpala....Sorie
Willie Onafesso....Jina
Samuel Pieh....Suuleh
Lansana Sawi....Morlu
Abu Sidique....Tsukama
El Hadj Malik Sow....Golabu
Lamine Thiam....Mahmud
Austin Pendleton....Professor Gibbs
Daniel Von Bargen....Warden Pendleton
Rusty Schwimmer....Mrs. Pendleton
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.....General Espartero
Frank T. Wells....Crier
Michael Massee....Prison Guard
Roy Cooper....Pickney
Jake Weber....Mr. Wright
Victor Rivers....Captain Ferrar
Joseph Kosseh....Birmaja
Steve Passewe....Cinque's In-Law
Sherly Acosta Williams....Cinque's Wife
Matt Sarles....Young Aide
George Gerdes....Marshal
Gerald R. Molen....Magistrate
Kevin J. O'Connor....Missionary
Robert Walsh....Guardsman
Sean McGuirk....Courier
Tony Owen....Farmer
William Young....Businessman
Michael Riley....British Officer
León Singer....Don Pablo
Castulo Guerra....Spanish Priest
Harry Groener....Tecora Captain
Hawthorne James....Creole Cook
Ingrid Walters....Woman Overboard with Baby
Harry A. Blackmun....Associate Justice Joseph Story
Curtis Shields....Bassie
Carlos Spivey....Chike
Charles Udoma....Kessebe
Andrew L. Josiah....Tamba
Tony Onafesso....Baa
Peter Mansaray....Kapr
Clarence Mobley....Kenei
Brian Macon....Yauai
Edward Appiah....Followolo
Denver Dowridge....Kpau
Paul Mwakutuya....Sessi
Rory Burton....Vakina
Samuel Orekhio....Fawni
Omo Lara Tosin....Kula
Ransford Thomas....Alkali
Juliette Darko....Teme
Issac Mayanja....Sanpha
Charlean Isata Bangalie....Margru
Roosevelt Flenoury....Njaooni
M.S. Kaleiwo....Kaleiwo
Tesfay Yohannes....Amistad African Extra
George Kamara....Amistad African Extra
Abdul-Fatai Balogun....Amistad African Extra
Yaya Sissoko....Amistad African Extra
Amadou Traoré....Amistad African Extra
Marlon Francis....Amistad African Extra
Bundu Kamara....Amistad African Extra
James Mosres....Amistad African Extra
Daniel Reid....Amistad African Extra
Seydou Coulibaly....Amistad African Extra
Lawal Tajudeen....Amistad African Extra
Lester Mombelly....Amistad African Extra
Ibrahim Sesay....Amistad African Extra
Jeremy Shelton....Amistad African Extra
Andrew Shoemo....Amistad African Extra
Prince Coke....Amistad African Extra
Ahmed Bangura....Amistad African Extra
Bernard Singleton....Amistad African Extra
Desere Mondon....Amistad African Extra
Baboucar Jobe....Amistad African Extra
Vincent Lynne-O'Brien....Plantation Owner (scenes deleted)
Eric Bruno Borgman....First Jury Juror (uncredited)
Alex Daunis....Clerk of Supreme Court (uncredited)
Nino Del Padre....Court Witness (uncredited)
Lawrence Gaughan....Spaniard (uncredited)
Paul Macomber....Confederate Soldier (uncredited)
Luis Muñoz....Spanish Slave Guard (uncredited)
Daniel Sutton....Union Soldier (uncredited)
John H. Tobin....Supreme Court Reporter (uncredited)