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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  • Chiwetel Ejiofor at an event for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Paul Dano and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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Trivia

At first, Chiwetel Ejiofor turned down Steve McQueen's offer to play the leading role of Solomon Northup, but then realized he had to get over his initial fear of taking on what McQueen thought would be the role of the actor's lifetime. Ejiofor prepared for his role by immersing himself in ... ...


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Soloman is drinking wine with the Hamilton and Brown, Hamilton drinks all of his glass and then tops off Soloman's. In the next shot Hamilton's glass is half-filled and they have a toast.

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Plot Summary


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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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