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.



  • Chiwetel Ejiofor at an event for 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
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  • Steve McQueen in 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  • Lupita Nyong'o at an event for 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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Did You Know?


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.


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


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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