12 Years a Slave  

The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

12 Years a Slave (2013)

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: John Ridley

Release Date: 2013-10-18
Status: Released
Run time: 134 min / 2:14
Budget: $20,000,000
Revenue: $187,000,000
Production Companies : New Regency Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, River Road Entertainment, Regency Enterprises, Film4 Productions
Production Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Status: Released
Run time: 134 min / 2:14
Budget: $20,000,000
Revenue: $187,000,000

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Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender
as Edwin Epps
Lupita Nyong'o
as Patsey
Benedict Cumberbatch
as William Ford
Paul Dano
as John Tibeats
Sarah Paulson
as Mary Epps
Adepero Oduye
as Eliza
Scoot McNairy
as Brown
Paul Giamatti
as Theophilus Freeman
Brad Pitt
as Samuel Bass
Michael Kenneth Williams
as Robert
Alfre Woodard
as Mistress Shaw
Chris Chalk
as Clemens
Taran Killam
as Hamilton
Bill Camp
as Radburn
Kelsey Scott
as Anne Northup
Bryan Batt
as Judge Turner
Quvenzhané Wallis
as Margaret Northup
Garret Dillahunt
as Armsby
Dwight Henry
as Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois
as Overseer
Ashley Dyke
as Anna
Cameron Zeigler
as Alonzo Northup
Tony Bentley
as Mr. Moon
Christopher Berry
as Burch
Mister Mackey Jr.
as Randall
Craig Tate
as John
Storm Reid
as Emily
Tom Proctor
as Biddee
Marc Macaulay
as Captain
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez
as Mulatto Woman
Douglas M. Griffin
as Sailor
John McConnell
as Jonus Ray
Marcus Lyle Brown
as Jasper
Richard Holden
as Fitzgerald
Rob Steinberg
as Parker
Anwan Glover
as Cape
James C. Victor
as Buyer
Liza J. Bennett
as Mistress Ford
Nicole Collins
as Rachel
J.D. Evermore
as Chapin
Andy Dylan
as Treach
Deneen Tyler
as Phebe
Mustafa Harris
as Sam
Gregory Bright
as Edward
Austin Purnell
as Bob
Thomas Francis Murphy
as Patroller
Andre Shanks
as Victim 1
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
as Victim 2
Scott M. Jefferson
as Master Shaw
Isaiah Jackson
as Zachary
Topsy Chapman
as Slave Spiritual Singer 1
Devin Maurice Evans
as Slave Spiritual Singer 2
Jay Huguley
as Sheriff
Devyn A. Tyler
as Margaret Northup (adult)
Willo Jean-Baptiste
as Margaret's Husband
Jason Ament
as Cooke (uncredited)
Jon Arthur
as Steamboat Crew 1st Mate (uncredited)
Sean Paul Braud
as Lynchman (uncredited)
Blake Burt
as Upper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Carroll Burt
as Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Joseph Randy Causin
as Steamboat Crew (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare
as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
JJ Coker
as Mr. Bartholomew (uncredited)
Haylie Creppel
as Child in the Park (uncredited)
Justin Edward Davis
as Saratoga Park Pedestrian (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley
as Tea Seller (uncredited)
Jim Johnson
as Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mark Joyce
as Street Merchant (uncredited)
John C. Klein
as Lumber Mill Customer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Washington D.C. Pedestrian (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc
as Hotel Dining Patron (uncredited)
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis
as Slave Guard (uncredited)
Kevonte Mcdonald
as Slave (uncredited)
Ritchie Montgomery
as Roadman (uncredited)
as Edwin Epps's Slave (uncredited)
Jason Owen
as Safty (uncredited)
Shawn Parsons
as Road Man (uncredited)
Haley Powell
as Slave Girl (uncredited)
Wayne Pére
as Winslow (uncredited)
Terrell Ransom Jr.
as Slave Boy (uncredited)
Erin Rementer
as Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Andre Robinson
as Slave Boy (uncredited)
Corrina Roshea
as Slave Buyer (uncredited)
Katherine Jeanie Russell
as Upper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jarett Shorts
as Hornboy (uncredited)
Chaz Smith
as Cigar Smoker (uncredited)
Tyler Soerries
as Boy Playing in Park (uncredited)
Tre Tureaud
as Saratoga Park Pedestrians (uncredited)
Justin Christopher Vaughn
as Ezra (uncredited)
Bob Walker
as Abolitionist Landowner (uncredited)
Caroline Grace Williamson
as Ford Daughter (uncredited)
Timothy Wyant
as Ford Lumber Buyer (uncredited)


Directing Steve McQueen Director
Writing John Ridley Screenplay
Production Dede Gardner Producer
Production Jeremy Kleiner Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Production Brad Pitt Producer
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Norris Costume Design
Camera Sean Bobbitt Director of Photography
Writing Solomon Northup Novel
Production Anthony Katagas Producer
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Production Bill Pohlad Producer
Production Steve McQueen Producer
Editing Joe Walker Editor
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Art Adam Stockhausen Production Design
Art David Stein Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ma Kalaadevi Ananda Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Andree Fortier Costume Supervisor
Art Alice Baker Set Decoration
Art Carl Counts Art Department Coordinator
Crew Jude Erny Scenic Artist
Art Matthew Gatlin Set Designer
Art Carl Sprague Set Designer
Art Jim Wallis Set Designer
Crew Taylor Weeks Scenic Artist
Art Walter Schneider Set Designer
Art David Rotondo Construction Coordinator
Crew Michael S. Martin Property Master
Art Michael A. Johnson Leadman
Sound Bryan Arenas Dolby Consultant
Editing Henry Auerbach Dialogue Editor
Sound Robert Jackson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ryan Collins Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ellen Heuer Foley
Sound Leslie Shatz Sound Designer
Crew David Nash Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Tim LeDoux Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Dottie Starling Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Lauren Ritchie Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Jason Sanford Visual Effects Producer
Crew Lex D. Geddings Stunt Coordinator
Camera Jaap Buitendijk Still Photographer
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Camera Larry McConkey Steadicam Operator
Camera Andy Shuttleworth Steadicam Operator
Lighting Mike McLaughlin Gaffer
Camera Sean Bobbitt Camera Operator
Production Meagan Lewis Casting
Costume & Make-Up Dena Matranga Set Costumer
Sound Katrina Schiller Music Editor
Sound Catherine Wilson Music Editor
Crew Poland Perkins Transportation Coordinator
Directing Eva Z. Cabrera Script Supervisor
Crew Michael Buster Dialect Coach
Production M. Gerard Sellers Location Manager
Production John Ridley Executive Producer
Production Tessa Ross Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Nikki I Brown Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Yolanda Mercadel Hairstylist
Production Alissa M. Kantrow Production Supervisor
Crew Eric Bergman Post Production Supervisor
Directing Doug Torres Assistant Director
Crew Steven Ritzi Stunt Coordinator
Crew Monica Rene'e Anderson Stand In
Crew Spooky Stevens Unit Publicist
Editing Dave Pultz Color Timer
Lighting Chris Flowers Electrician
Lighting Bob Bates Gaffer
Visual Effects Elbert Irving IV Visual Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Adruitha Lee Hair Department Head
Sound Robert Jackson Boom Operator

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