Amistad (1997)

R | 152 mins | Drama | 1997

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Los Angeles Times
10 Dec 1997
p. 1.
New York Times
10 Dec 1997
p. 1.
Variety
8 Dec 1997
p. 110, 115.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Amistad Africans:
Michael Riley
Addl Amistad Africans:
Amistad African extras:
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Steven Spielberg Film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
Prod mgr, Puerto Rico crew
1st asst dir
1st asst dir, Puerto Rico crew
2d asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir, Puerto Rico crew
2d 2d asst dir, Puerto Rico crew
2d 2d asst dir, Puerto Rico crew
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Co-exec prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Co-prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Spacecam op
Underwater cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
2d asst cam, Puerto Rico crew
Loader
Gaffer
Best boy
Universal best boy
Rigging elec best boy, East coast crew
Rigging gaffer
Elec, East coast crew
Elec, East coast crew
Elec, East coast crew
Key grip
Best boy grip
Best boy grip
Best boy grip, East coast crew
Dolly grip
Grip, East coast crew
Grip, East coast crew
Grip, East coast crew
Grip, East coast crew
Key rigging grip
Rigging grip, East coast crew
Still photog
Prod and distributed on
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Art dir
Art dir
Asst art dir
Asst art dir
Asst art dir
Asst art dir, East coast crew
Asst art dir, East coast crew
Conceptual artist
Illustrator
Art dept coord
Art dept coord, East coast crew
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
1st asst ed
1st asst ed
Asst ed
Apprentice ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATORS
Asst set dec-L.A.
Asst set dec, East coast crew
Asst set dec, Puerto Rico crew
Prop master
Asst prop master
Prop asst
Prop asst/Prop coord
Prop asst, East coast crew
Prop asst, Puerto Rico crew
Set des
Set des
Set des
Set des
Set des
Set des, East coast crew
Leadman
Leadman, East coast crew
2d leadman
Swing gang
Swing gang
Fixtures
Draper
On-set dresser
Set dresser, East coast crew
Set dresser, East coast crew
Const coord
Gen foreman
Gen foreman, East coast crew
Const foreman
Const foreman
Const foreman
Const foreman, East coast crew
Const foreman, Puerto Rico crew
Const gang boss, East coast crew
Labor foreman
Labor gang boss, East coast crew
Greens foreman
Paint foreman
Paint foreman, East coast crew
Tool keeper
Plaster foreman
Standby painter
Greens coord
Greensman
Buyer, East coast crew
Prop foreman, East coast crew
COSTUMES
Cost des
Cost supv
Asst cost des
Asst cost des
Set cost
Set cost
Set cost
Key principal cost, East coast crew
Key cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, East coast crew
Cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cost, Puerto Rico crew
Cutter/Fitter
Cutter/Fitter
Cutter/Fitter, East coast crew
Cost illustrator
Mr. Hopkins' dresser
MUSIC
Asst mus ed
Exec in charge of music
Orch contracted by
Mus preparation
Score rec and mixed by
Scoring crew
Scoring crew
Scoring crew
Scoring crew
Scoring crew
Scoring crew
Trumpet
French horn
Flute
Mezzo-soprano soloist
Choral contractor
Research asst to John Williams
Score rec at
SOUND
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Prod sd mixer
Prod sd mixer
Sd cable
Sd ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Sd transfer
ADR supv
ADR asst
ADR mixer
ADR rec
Foley mixer
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley rec
Re-rec
Eng
ADR group coord
Sd re-rec at
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff supv
Spec eff foreman
Spec eff shop foreman
Prosthetic eff created by
Spec eff, East coast crew
Spec eff asst, Puerto Rico crew
Spec visual eff by
A division of Lucas Digital Limited, Marin County, California
Visual eff supv, ILM
Visual eff prod, ILM
Assoc visual eff prod, ILM
Computer graphics supv, ILM
Digital modeller, ILM
Digital modeller, ILM
Digital eff artist, ILM
Digital eff artist, ILM
Digital eff artist, ILM
Digital paint artist, ILM
Sabre artist, ILM
Sabre artist, ILM
Digital timing supv, ILM
Computer graphics resource asst, ILM
Titles & opticals
MAKEUP
Makeup dept head
Makeup asst dept head
Makeup
Makeup
Makeup
Makeup
Makeup for Mr. Freeman
Makeup artist, East coast crew
Makeup artist, East coast crew
Makeup artist, East coast crew
Makeup artist, East coast crew
Makeup artist, East coast crew
Key hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Hairstylist to Mr. Freeman
Hairstylist and makeup for Mr. Hopkins
Hairstylist, East coast crew
Hairstylist, East coast crew
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
U.K. and Africa casting by
U.S. African search
Addl casting
Addl casting, Puerto Rico crew
Casting assoc, Puerto Rico crew
Casting asst
Extras casting
Extras casting, Christopher Gray Casting
Extras casting, East coast crew
Extras casting asst
Asst extras casting, East coast crew
Prod supv
African language and cultural adv
Prod asst
Prod asst
Marine coord
Asst marine coord
Asst marine coord
Scr supv
Supv loc mgr
Asst loc mgr
Loc mgr, East coast crew
Loc mgr, Puerto Rico crew
Asst loc mgr, East coast crew
Loc asst, East coast crew
Loc asst, East coast crew
Loc asst, Puerto Rico crew
Prod controller
Prod accountant
1st asst accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Payroll accountant
Post prod accountant
Const auditor
Prod office coord
Prod coord, Puerto Rico crew
Asst prod coord
Asst prod coord
Asst prod coord, East coast crew
DGA trainee
Dialect coach
Unit pub
Researcher
Prod asst
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Transportation capt, East coast crew
Transportation capt, Puerto Rico crew
Transportation co-capt
Transportation co-capt, East coast crew
Transportation co-capt, East coast crew
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Driver, East coast crew
Mr. Freeman's personal driver
Asst to Mr. Spielberg
Asst to Mr. Spielberg
Asst to Mr. Spielberg
Prod asst to Mr. Spielberg
Asst to Ms. Allen
Asst to Mr. Wilson
Asst to Mr. Parkes
Asst to Ms. MacDonald
Asst to Ms. Curtis
Personal asst to Mr. Freeman
Personal asst to Mr. McConaughey
Personal asst to Mr. McConaughey
Key set prod asst
Set prod asst
Set prod asst
Set prod asst
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Set prod asst, East coast crew
Office prod asst
Office prod asst
Office prod asst
Office prod asst, East coast crew
Office prod asst, East coast crew
Office prod asst, East coast crew
Catering chef
Craft service
Craft service
Animal trainer
Studio teacher
Const medic
Set medic, East coast crew
Safety coord
Marine team
Marine team
Marine team
Marine team
Marine team
Marine team
Projectionist
Projectionist
Head of research
Researcher
Researcher
Research asst
Research asst
Staff asst, Puerto Rico crew
Staff asst, Puerto Rico crew
Post prod exec
Post prod supv
Post prod coord
STAND INS
Stunt coord
On set stunt coord
Asst stunt coord
Stand-in
Stand-in
Stand-in
Stand-in
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
SOURCES
MUSIC
"Andante" from "Quartet No. 2 in B Flat Major," composed by Giovanni Battista Viotti, performed by Quartetto Aira, courtesy of Dynamic Srl.
"Andantino" from "Quartet No. 3 in G Major," composed by Giovanni Battista Viotti, performed by Quartetto Aira, courtesy of Dynamic Srl.
"Hail to the Chief," traditional.
SONGS
"Amazing Grace," written by John Newton
"I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord," written by Aaron Williams
"Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean," traditional
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SONGS
"Amazing Grace," written by John Newton
"I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord," written by Aaron Williams
"Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean," traditional
"Timuyandya," written by Debbie Allen, Chike Okpala, El Hadj Malik Sow & Sheriff Kargbo. Traditional West African chants: "The Ladder Is Broken," adapted by Dr. Arthur Abraham & Debbie Allen
"Ya Weh," adapted by Dr. Arthur Abraham & Debbie Allen
"Let's Stand Together," adapted by Sheriff Kargbo & Debbie Allen
"Today We Face the Wall," adapted by Dr. Arthur Abraham, El Hadj Malik Sow & Debbie Allen.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1997
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 10 December 1997
New York opening: week of 10 December 1997
Copyright Claimant:
DreamWorks, LLC
Copyright Date:
28 January 1998
Copyright Number:
PA870527
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby Digital; dts; SDDS in selected theatres
Color
Lenses/Prints
Prints by Technicolor®
Duration(in mins):
152
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Languages:
Spanish, Mende, English
Passed by NBR:
No
GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


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