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Edwin Epps (Character)
from 12 Years a Slave (2013)

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12 Years a Slave -- In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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Cruel, ignorant and selfish, Edwin Epps is a very vile man and treats his slaves horribly... See more »
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Epps

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  1. 12 Years a Slave (2013) Played by Michael Fassbender

  2. "American Playhouse"
        - Solomon Northup's Odyssey (1984) TV episode, Played by John Saxon (as Epps)

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From 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Patsey: I went to Massa Shaw's plantation!
Edwin Epps: Ya admit it.
Patsey: Freely. And you know why?
[she produces a piece of soap from the pocket of her dress]
Patsey: I got this from Mistress Shaw. Mistress Epps won't even grant me no soap ta clean with. Stink so much I make myself gag. Five hundred pounds 'a cotton day in, day out. More than any man here. And 'fo that I will be clean; that all I ax. Dis here what I went to Shaw's 'fo.
Edwin Epps: You lie...
Patsey: The Lord knows that's all.
Edwin Epps: You lie!
Patsey: And you blind wit yer own covetousness. I don't lie, Massa. If you kill me, I'll stick ta that.
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