Directed By Steven Spielberg
Written By David Franzoni
Cast Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin, Morgan Freeman
Produced By Debbie Allen, Colin Wilson, Steven Spielberg
Film Editing By Michael Kahn
Cinematography By Janusz Kaminski
Music By John Williams

HBO Films


United States



Release Date

December 10, 1997


154 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

DreamWorks Pictures

Budget $36,000,000
Gross $44,229,441



  • Morgan Freeman as Theodore Joadson
  • Nigel Hawthorne as Martin Van Buren
  • Anthony Hopkins as John Quincy Adams
  • Djimon Hounsou as Joseph Cinque
  • Matthew McConaughey as Roger Sherman Baldwin
  • David Paymer as John Forsyth
  • Pete Postlethwaite as William S. Holabird
  • Stellan Skarsgard as Lewis Tappan
  • Razaaq Adoti as Yamba
  • Abu Bakaar Fofanah as Fala
  • Anna Paquin as Queen Isabella II
  • Tomas Milian as Calderon
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ens. James Covey
  • Derrick Ashong as Buakei
  • Geno Silva as Ruiz
  • John Ortiz as Montes
  • Ralph Brown as Lieutenant Thomas L. Gedney
  • Darren E. Burrows as Lieutenant Richard W.Meade
  • Allan Rich as Judge Andrew T. Juttson
  • Paul Guilfoyle as Attorney
  • Peter Firth as Captain Fitzgerald
  • Xander Berkeley as Ledger Hammond
  • Jeremy Northam as Judge Coglin
  • Arliss Howard as John C. Calhoun
  • Austin Pendleton as Professor Gibbs
  • Pedro Armendariz Jr. as General Espartero
  • Harry Blackmun as Justice Joseph Story



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