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Ill Gotten Gains (1997)

WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned.

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Joel B. Marsden
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Djimon Hounsou ... Fyah
Akosua Busia ... Fey
De'aundre Bonds ... Pop
Eartha Kitt ... The Wood (voice)
Reg E. Cathey ... Nassor
Tom Fitzpatrick ... Jeremiah
Mario Gardner Mario Gardner ... Barc
Clabe Hartley Clabe Hartley ... Skinner
Jamillah Nicole Jamillah Nicole ... Fa
Tom Taglang Tom Taglang ... Cowlie
Tony Torn Tony Torn ... The Vet
Peter Navy Tuiasosopo Peter Navy Tuiasosopo ... Cooper
Claudia Robinson Claudia Robinson ... Femi
Tamael Tamael
Glen Beaudin Glen Beaudin
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WEST AFRICA 1869 - Slave trade is illegal. There is a revolt on a slave ship - twenty four men fight for their lives. Out-gunned, the revolt fails but a second uprising is planned. Written by Man Wei Tam <webm@spats.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence including rape, pervasive strong language and some sexual content
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Djimon Hounsou's first film. See more »

Quotes

Fa: We've gotta get out of this hell.
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Horrible Film
22 September 1998 | by pinkflydSee all my reviews

One of the worst movies I've seen this year. Everything about the film screams "AMATEUR". For a movie set in the 1800's, everybody speaks like it's the 1990's. The acting, particularly the people playing the white slave masters, is horrible. After about an hour into this movie, I walked out. What a waste of time and effort. For a much better film on this subject, see Steven Spielberg's far superior "Amistad."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cameroon See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,401, 20 September 1998

Gross USA:

$8,329

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,329
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Spats Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby
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