Behind the song you love is a story you will never forget.
The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade.
117 min, USA:111 min, Canada:111 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
1.85 : 1
Rated PG for thematic material involving slavery, and some mild language.
Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Slave, William Wilberforce, Social Justice, Abolition, Olaudah Equiano
SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Spiritual Awakening, Heads of State, Social Injustice, Obsessive Quests, Switching Sides, Political Corruption, Crisis of Conscience
Rousing, Earnest, Passionate, Stirring
Triumph of the Spirit
Mentor, Hymn, Slave Trade, Social Justice
Has Detailed Data (New)
1, 2, 3, 7, 8
US Box Office
Country Of Origin
Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament. The title is a reference to the hymn "Amazing Grace". The film also recounts the experiences of John Newton as a crewman on a slave ship and subsequent religious conversion, which inspired his writing of the poem later used in the hymn. Newton is portrayed as a major influence on Wilberforce and the abolition movement.
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