Movie Quotes from Amistad: Quotes from the movie Amistad
1. Do you understand what the Supreme Court is?
2.The place where they finally kill us.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
Do you understand what the Supreme Court is?
give us free
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.
Posted by Colin Reese
Is there anything more pathetic than an ex-president?
John Quincy Adams: Let go of my arm!
Let us Free
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.
The natural state of mankind is…freedom.
The only thing John Quincy Adams will be remembered for is his middle name.
The truth has been driven from this case like a slave, flogged from court to court
Truth has been driven from this case–like a slave
who said this?
We’ve come to understand that who we are is who we were
What kind of a land is this where you almost mean what you say? Where laws almost work?
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.
[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
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