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Saturday Movie Matinee: Amistad (2004)


October 6, 2012

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DreamWorks Pictures presents in association with HBO Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; written by David Franzoni ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson.Imprint Universal City, CA : DreamWorks, 2004.

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard. Credits Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; film editor, Michael Kahn ; music by John Williams.

Note: Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.


Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship Amistad bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt. Note Special features include: theatrical trailer; Making of Amistad; production notes; cast and crew biographies. Contents Special features: Anamorphic widescreen -- Production notes -- Cast and filmmakers' bios -- Theatrical trailer -- Behind the scenes featurette -- Language: English 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English. Language Closed-captioned. Note Adult Follett Library Resources. (155 mins)

MPAA rating: R. (Adults only)