Overview

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.

  1. Solomon Northup

    Novel

  2. Steve McQueen

    Director

  3. John Ridley

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Solomon Northup

  2. Michael Fassbender

    Michael Fassbender

    Edwin Epps

  3. Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong'o

    Patsey

  4. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    William Ford

  5. Paul Dano

    Paul Dano

    John Tibeats

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12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave

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Status Released

Release Information

  • October 30, 2013
    R, Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 14m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $187,000,000.00

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