DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg
RELEASED: 25 Dec 1997
ACTORS: Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou
AVARDS: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 39 nominations.
LANGUAGE: English, Mende, Spanish, Portuguese
PLOT: In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
RUNTIME: 155 mn.