12 Years a Slave (2013)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama, History


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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.


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  • Steve McQueen in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Trivia

Director Steve McQueen had been toying with the idea of writing a script about slavery, featuring a black man who had been born free and was later forced into slavery, but McQueen was struggling with the script until his wife found Solomon Northup's biography and gave it to ... ...


Quotes

Overseer: Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.


Goofs

Several times during the movie horses are seen wearing bridles with a 'flash' attachment on the nose-band. This type of attachment wasn't invented until the 1960s.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | History

Details

Release Date:

8 November 2013

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$923,715 (USA) (18 October 2013)

Gross:

$56,667,870 (USA) (2 May 2014)

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