Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin, David Charles Paymer, Pete Postlethwaite, Stellan Skarsgard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Ortiz, Ralph Brown, Allan Rich, Peter Firth, Jeremy Northam, Rusty Schwimer, Jake weber, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Razaia Dotti, Xander Berkeley, Austin Pendleton, Daniel von Bargen, Kevin J. O’Connor, Castulo Guerra
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.
David Charles Paymer
Pedro Armendariz Jr.
Daniel von Bargen
Kevin J. O’Connor