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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Paul Giamatti was playing an unscrupulous slave trader, Freeman, who cared for nothing but money. In Planet of the Apes (2001), his character, Limbo, was portrayed as the simian "orangutan" human slave trader, who exhibited the exact same character features: greedy, unscrupulous and ... ...


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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.

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Biography | Drama | History

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