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AMISTAD (1997)

AMISTAD <span>(1997)</span> artwork

AMISTAD (1997)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 155

Release dates 11/09/1998

Ratings Info strong violence

Director(s) Steven Spielberg

Cast includes Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Razaaq Adoti, Abu Bakaar Fofanah, Anna Paquin, Tomas Milian, Ralph Brown, Peter Firth, Jeremy Northam, Arliss Howard, Pedro Armendariz, Jerry Molen

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Note: The following text may contain spoilers

AMISTAD is a US period drama which concerns events following a mutiny on board a slave ship


During the slave revolt, there are scenes in which a man is attacked with an axe, a man's throat is cut, and a slave rams a sword through a man's chest; all of which are accompanied by blood spurts

There are also scenes in which slaves are whipped and deliberately drowned. In one scene a woman clutching her baby jumps overboard, drowning herself and the baby.

There are also some scenes of male and female nudity; however, these scenes are not sexualised.


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