Amazing Grace

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: March 23, 2007
DVD: November 13, 2007

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Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N'dour, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones

Synopsis

The inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true life story of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd), a leader of the British abolition movement, the film chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century.

Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Several friends, including Wilberforce's minister, John Newton (Albert Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, urge him to see the cause through.

Director: Michael Apted
Studio: Odeon Films
Producer(s): Edward R. Pressman, Terrence Malick, Four Boys Films, Ken Wales
Screenplay: Steven Knight
Official Site: www.amazinggracemovie.com

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