12 Years a Slave (2013)

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Taran Killam often impersonates Brad Pitt on Saturday Night Live (1975). Though both actors appear in this film, they never met nor worked together in it. Pitt's Plan B company produced the movie, and Pitt's role was only a small one.


Quotes

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


Goofs

When "Platt" is explaining how to bring the logs down the river, the overseer scornfully asks him where he became an expert in engineering and "terraforming." This a word coined by science fiction author Jack Williamson in 1942, almost exactly 100 years after the scene takes place.

Storyline

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) (20 October 2013)

Gross:

$56,671,993 (USA)

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