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Amistad - 1997 Movie Quotes


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Stitch John Quincy Adams: Let go of my arm! (full quote)
7857 1.) Rumor has it than our next judge was hand picked by Van Buren himself. 2.) NO! (sarcastically) 1.) I'm embarrased to admit that I was under the misconception that our Executive and Judicial branches were separate. (full quote)
7857 And if it means Civil War, then let it come. And when it does, may it finally by the last battle of the American Revolution. (full quote)
7857 1.) what is their story by the way? 2.) Well, they're Africans. 1.) No, what is their STORY? Mr. Jolson, you're from where originally? 2.) Georgia sir. 1.) Does that sum up what you are? A Georgian? (full quote)
7857 You and this, so called lawyer, have proven that you know what they are. They're Africans. Congratulations. what you don't know, and haven't bothered in the least to discover, is the find out WHO they are. (full quote)
  give us free (full quote)
13945 1. Do you understand what the Supreme Court is? 2.The place where they finally kill us. (full quote)
13945 what kind of a land is this where you almost mean what you say? Where laws almost work? (full quote)
13945 We've come to understand that who we are is who we were (full quote)
13945 The natural state of mankind is instead -- and I know this is a controversial idea -- is freedom... is freedom. And the proof is the length to which a man, woman or child will go to regain it once taken. He will break loose his chains. He will decimate his enemies. He will try and try and try, against all odds, against all prejudices, to get home. (full quote)
13945 The only thing John Quincy Adams will be remembered for is his middle name. (full quote)
  Truth has been driven from this case--like a slave who said this? (full quote)
  Let us free (full quote)
  The truth has been driven from this case like a slave, flogged from court to court -Anthony Hopkins (full quote)
  Cinque, Stand up please. THis man is black, we can all see that. But, can we also see what is equally true, that this man is the only true hero in this courtroom. If this man were white were British he wouldn't be standing here fighting for his life, if this man were white and his enslavers were British he wouldn't be able to stand so heavy the weight of the medals we would bestow upon him. SOngs would be written about him Books would be filled with his story -Anthony Hopkins (full quote)
  I will call into the past far back to the beginning of time and beg them to come. At the trial, At the judgment. I will reach back and draw them into me and they must come. For at this moment I am the whole reason they have existed at all. -Cinque Posted by Colin Reese (full quote)
10929 Do you understand what the Supreme Court is? (full quote)
10929 The natural state of mankind is...freedom. (full quote)
33944 [From the Trailer] freedom is not given... It is our right at birth. But there are some moments in history... when it must be taken (full quote)
33944 1/_Cinque, look, I'm being honest with you, anything else would be disrespectful. I'm telling you, I'm preparing you, I suppose I'm explaining to you that the test ahead of us is an exceptionally difficult one 2/_We won't be going there alone 1/_Alone? Indeed not, no we have right at our side, we have righteousness at our side. We have Mr Baldwin over there..... 2/_I meant my ancestors, I will call into the past, far back to the beginning of time and beg them to come and help me at the judgement. I will reach back and draw them into me, and they must come, for at this moment I am the whole reason they have existed at all. (full quote)
33944 Is there anything more pathetic than an ex-president? (full quote)
Darlyng [a band of abolitionists approach the outer gate of the prison where the Amistad refugees are being held for trial] Fala: [in Mende] Who are they, do you think? [the abolitionists kneel to pray] Joseph Cinque: [in Mende] Looks like they are going to be sick. Abolitionists: [singing] Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound... Fala: [in Mende] They're entertainers! Abolitionists: [singing] ... that saved a wretch like me... Joseph Cinque: [in Mende] But why do they look so miserable? (full quote)