Amistad
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Judge Coglin: Were they born in Africa? Since the answer to that fundamental question shall so heavily govern every determination of this Court, I ask it again. Were they born in Africa?

Joseph Cinque: I met my ancestors.
Joseph Cinque: I will call into the past.
Joseph Cinque: Far back to the beginning of time and beg them to come and help me at the judgement.
Joseph Cinque: I will reach back and draw them into me and they must come.
Joseph Cinque: For at this moment I am the whole reason they have existed at all.

Joseph Cinque: Give us, us free. Give us, us free. Give us, us free. Give us, us free. Give us, us free.

Calderon: What's most bewildering to Her Majesty... is this arrogant independence of the American courts. After all, if you cannot rule the courts, you cannot rule.
Martin Van Buren: SeƱor Calderon, as any true American will tell you, it's the independence of our courts that keeps us free.

Theodore Joadson: There remains one task undone. One vital task the Founding Father's left to their sons.
John Quincy Adams: Yeah?
Theodore Joadson: ...before their thirteen colonies could precisely be called United States. And that task, Sir, as you well know, is crushing slavery.

Other mistake: When the slaves are getting into the Portuguese ship (the "Tecora"), the crew shouts in clear Spanish (some Spaniard and some Mexican accent) rather than the expected Portuguese. (01:18:10)

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