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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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Solomon Northup
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Uncle Abram
Dickie Gravois ...
Overseer
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Judge Turner
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Anna
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Anne Northup
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Margaret Northup
Cameron Zeigler ...
Alonzo Northup
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Mr. Moon
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Brown
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Hamilton
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Burch
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Radburn
Mister Mackey Jr. ...
Randall
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Clemens
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John
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Eliza
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Emily
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Biddee
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Captain
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Mulatto Woman
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Robert
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Sailor
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Jonus Ray
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Jasper
Richard Holden ...
Fitzgerald
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Parker
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Freeman
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Cape
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Ford
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Buyer (as J.C. Victor)
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Mistress Ford
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Rachel
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Chapin (as JD Evermore)
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Tibeats
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Edwin Epps
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Mistress Epps
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Patsey
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Treach
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Phebe (as Deneen D. Tyler)
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Sam
Gregory Bright ...
Edward
Austin Purnell ...
Bob
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Patroller
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Victim 1 (as Andre Shanks)
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Victim 2 (as Kelvin Harrison)
Scott Michael Jefferson ...
Master Shaw (as Scott M. Jefferson)
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Mistress Shaw
Isaiah Jackson ...
Zachary
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Armsby
Topsy Chapman ...
Slave Spiritual Singer 1
Devin Maurice Evans ...
Slave Spiritual Singer 2
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Bass
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Sheriff
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Margaret Northup (adult)
Willo Jean-Baptiste ...
Margaret's Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dudley Fuqua ...
Slave on Epps farm
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Cooke (uncredited)
Jon Arthur ...
Steamboat Crew 1st Mate (uncredited)
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Lynchman (uncredited)
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Upper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Carroll Burt ...
Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Joseph Randy Causin ...
Steamboat Crew (uncredited)
Edward J. Clare ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
JJ Coker ...
Mr. Bartholomew (uncredited)
Haylie Creppel ...
Child in the Park (uncredited)
Robert D'Arensbourg ...
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley ...
Tea Seller (uncredited)
Mark Anthony Hardin ...
Street Slave (uncredited)
Jim Johnson ...
Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mark Joyce ...
Street Merchant (uncredited)
John C. Klein ...
Lumber Mill Customer (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ...
Washington D.C. Pedestrian (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ...
Hotel Dining Patron (uncredited)
Allen Gibson Mann ...
Slave Buyer (uncredited)
Kevonte Mcdonald ...
Slave (uncredited)
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Roadman (uncredited)
Myesha-Tiara ...
Edwin Epps's Slave (uncredited)
Jason Owen ...
Safty (uncredited)
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Road Man (uncredited)
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Slave Girl (uncredited)
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Winslow (uncredited)
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Slave Boy (uncredited)
Erin Rementer ...
Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Slave Boy (uncredited)
Katherine Jeanie Russell ...
Upper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Philip A Scott ...
Slave (uncredited)
Jarett Shorts ...
Hornboy (uncredited)
Chaz Smith ...
Cigar Smoker (uncredited)
Tyler Soerries ...
Boy Playing in Park (uncredited)
Tre Tureaud ...
Saratoga Park Pedestrians (uncredited)
Justin Christopher Vaughn ...
Ezra (uncredited)
Bob Walker ...
Abolitionist Landowner (uncredited)
Caroline Grace Williamson ...
Ford Daughter (uncredited)
Alicia Michelle Winters ...
Ford's Older Daughter (uncredited)
Timothy Wyant ...
Ford Lumber Buyer (uncredited)
Rosé Belara Young ...
Lethe (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steve McQueen

Written by

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John Ridley ... (screenplay by)
 
Solomon Northup ... (based on "Twelve Years a Slave" by)

Produced by

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Dede Gardner ... producer
Anthony Katagas ... producer
Jeremy Kleiner ... producer
Steve McQueen ... producer
Arnon Milchan ... producer
Brad Pitt ... producer
Bill Pohlad ... producer
John Ridley ... executive producer
Tessa Ross ... executive producer
Bianca Stigter ... associate producer

Music by

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Hans Zimmer

Cinematography by

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Sean Bobbitt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joe Walker

Editorial Department

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Ryan Bennett ... Head of Production: Digital Intermediate
John Diesso ... digital intermediate conform: Company 3
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... digital intermediate assistant: Company 3
Jeremy Edwards ... post-production assistant
Boyd Ford ... telecine: Cineworks
Joe Guzman ... digital intermediate project manager: Los Angeles, Company 3
Vincent Hogan ... telecine: Cineworks (as Vince Hogan)
Annie Johnson ... digital intermediate project manager: New York, Company 3
Mieneke Kramer ... post-production assistant: Amsterdam
Javier Marcheselli ... first assistant editor
Tom Poole ... digital intermediate colorist: Company 3
Lee Tucker ... preview projection engineer
Lucie Barbier ... drs artist (uncredited)
Jamie Fortenberry ... dailies assistant (uncredited)
Andrew Hegele ... marketing editor (uncredited)
Libby Kigar ... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Kelly Lind ... post-production assistant: Steve McQueen (uncredited)
Jason Modica ... Quality Control Specialist (uncredited)
Rhonda L. Moore ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Barbara Harris ... voice casting director
Meagan Lewis ... casting director: New Orleans
Francine Maisler ... (as Francine Maisler CSA)

Production Design by

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Adam Stockhausen

Art Direction by

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David Stein

Set Decoration by

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Alice Baker

Costume Design by

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Patricia Norris

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... department head makeup
Jean Ann Black ... hair stylist: Brad Pitt (as Jean A. Black) / makeup artist: Brad Pitt (as Jean A. Black)
Nikki I Brown ... makeup artist (as Nikki Brown)
Nana Fischer ... hair stylist: Michael Fassbender / makeup artist: Michael Fassbender
Betty Hamnac ... hair stylist (as Betty W. Hammac)
Adruitha Lee ... department head hair stylist
Nick London ... key makeup artist
Yolanda Mercadel ... hair stylist
Denise Pugh-Ruiz ... makeup artist
Amy Wood ... key hair stylist
Gloria Belz ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Marcos Gonzales ... hair additional (uncredited)
Rena Grady ... personal makeup artist: Brad Pitt (uncredited)
Sherri B. Hamilton ... hair stylist (uncredited)
LaToya Henderson ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Stacey Herbert ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jack Lazzaro ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Penina Mezei ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Caitlin Murphy Miles ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Erin Moreau ... additional hairstylist (uncredited)
Kat Percy ... hair stylist (uncredited)
LeDiedra Richard-Baldwin ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alissa M. Kantrow ... production supervisor
Anthony Katagas ... unit production manager
James Masi ... post-production supervisor
Eric Bergman ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nathan Parker ... additional second assistant director
James Roque ... second assistant director (as James Roque Jr.)
Sherman Shelton Jr. ... second second assistant director
Doug Torres ... first assistant director
Mark Carter ... second assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Maguy R. Cohen ... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Ann C. Salzer ... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jason Allard ... gangboss
Jason Ament ... greensperson
Richard Andreotta ... greensperson (as Rick Andreotta)
Jill Broadfoot ... additional buyer
David Henry Buck ... construction foreman
Kenneth Chauvin ... set dresser
Doug Cluff ... charge scenic (as Douglas Cluff)
Shawn Copley ... plasterer
Carl Counts ... art department coordinator
Walter Dickerson ... set dresser (as Walt Dickerson)
Zachary Dickerson ... set dresser
Mark Digiantommaso ... gangboss (as Mark A. Digiantommaso)
Russ Doyle ... greensperson (as Russell Doyle)
Jude Erny ... scenic artist
Matthew Gatlin ... set designer
Greg Harney ... set dresser
Michael A. Johnson ... leadman
Dan Joy ... scenic foreman
Rob Joy ... greensperson
Joie Todd Kerns ... set dresser
Heather La Kor ... property assistant (as Heather Korman)
Michelle Lacayo ... set dresser (as J. Michelle Lacayo)
Kevin C. Lang ... set dresser
Alexander Lasseigne III ... set dresser
Erik Malkovich ... set dresser
Michael S. Martin ... property master
Dudley Merritt ... construction foreman
Natalie Natell ... greensperson
Siobhan O'Brien ... set dresser
Jorin Ostroska ... assistant property master
Grahme Perez ... set dressing buyer
Alixandra Petrovich ... on set dresser
Edward Rezendes ... paint foreman (as Ed Rezendes)
Nick Rippon ... greensperson
David Rotondo ... construction coordinator
Sam Rotondo ... construction production assistant
Shelly Sanchez ... set dresser (as Shelly Moore Sanchez)
Walter Schneider ... set designer
Tom Sola ... general foreman (as Thomas C. Sola)
Carl Sprague ... set designer
Victoria St. Pierre ... on set painter (as Victoria Erny-St. Pierre)
Gordon Thomas ... set dresser
Erik van Haaren ... location foreman
Leia Verner ... art department production assistant
Jim Wallis ... set designer
Taylor Weeks ... scenic artist
Alexandra Adduci ... set & paint (uncredited)
Michael Arena ... greensman (uncredited)
Melanie Aymami ... painter (uncredited)
Brian Babineaux ... painter (uncredited)
William Burck ... set dresser (uncredited)
Melisa Coby ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Will Eastin ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Brian S. Freeman ... carpenter (uncredited)
Paul Giglione ... painter (uncredited)
Billy 'Jilly Bones' Jones ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Daniel E. Kiker ... painter (uncredited)
Thomas Knight ... set dresser (uncredited)
Wesley McMurrian ... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert J. Moore Jr. ... set dresser swing (uncredited)
Marybeth O'Connor ... set dresser (uncredited)
Jared Pendergrass ... additional property (uncredited)
Brad Quintana ... painter (uncredited)
Stephanie Wittmann ... art department assistant (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bryan Arenas ... sound consultant: Dolby
Henry Auerbach ... dialogue editor
Ryan Collins ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Brian Dunlop ... foley editor
Kirk Francis ... production sound mixer
Ellen Heuer ... foley artist
Robert Jackson ... supervising sound editor (as Robert C. Jackson)
Robert Jackson ... boom operator
Sang Jun Kim ... assistant sound editor (as Sang Kim)
Tim Limer ... mix recordist (as Timothy Limer)
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
Jordan O'Neill ... sound consultant: Datastat
A. Josh Reinhardt ... foley mixer (as Joshua Reinhardt)
Leslie Shatz ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Callie Thurman ... assistant sound editor
Jon Vogl ... sound effects editor
Chris Welcker ... second unit sound mixer
Wade Barnett ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Shayna Brown ... ADR recordist (uncredited)
Patrick Christensen ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Gary Day ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jesse Ehredt ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Judah Getz ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Justin Herman ... sound engineer (uncredited)
Jesse Kees ... sound editor (uncredited)
Nick Kray ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Travis MacKay ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylen ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jamey Osborne ... additional sound utility (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Paul Stula ... epk sound mixer (uncredited)
Billy Theriot ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Paul Tirone ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Irene Vinader ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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James Gorman ... special effects foreman (as Jim Gorman)
Matthew A. Hahn ... special effects technician (as Matt Hahn)
David Nash ... special effects coordinator
Jonathan Cappel ... special effects technician (uncredited)
John Gorman ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Matthew Brady Harris ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mark Hava ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Mik Kastner ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Matt Zaff ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Anthony S. Castro ... compositor: Wildfire Post NOLA (as Anthony Castro)
Andrey Drogobetski ... lead visual effects compositor: Wildfire Post NOLA
Victor Manuel Fernandez ... compositor: Wildfire Post NOLA (as Victor Fernandez)
Rocco Gioffre ... lead matte painter: Wildfire Post NOLA
Elbert Irving IV ... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire Post NOLA
Chris LeDoux ... digital effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Tim LeDoux ... visual effects supervisor: Crafty Apes
Greg-Paul Malone ... flame artist: Wildfire Post NOLA
Katie McCall ... visual effects coordinator: Wildfire Post NOLA
Lauren Ritchie ... visual effects producer: Wildfire Post NOLA
Dottie Starling ... visual effects supervisor: Wildfire Post NOLA
Andrew Stillinger ... compositor: Wildfire Post NOLA
Ligia Weibelt ... roto/2d: Wildfire Post NOLA
Steven Young ... assistant production coordinator: Wildfire Post NOLA
Mark LeDoux ... digital compositor: Crafty Apes (uncredited)
Jason Sanford ... visual effects producer: Crafty Apes (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jason Ament ... stunt performer
Nicoye Banks ... stunt performer
Tim Bell ... stunt performer
Sean Paul Braud ... stunt performer
Chris Bryant ... stunt performer
Alan D'Antoni ... stunt performer
Andy Dylan ... stunt coordinator
Chris J. Fanguy ... stunt performer (as Chris Fanguy)
Christian J. Fletcher ... stunt performer
Jeff Galpin ... stunt performer
Lex D. Geddings ... stunt coordinator (as Lex Geddings)
Thirl Haston ... stunt performer (as Thirl R. Haston)
Tiffany Jackson ... stunt performer (as Tiffany Jackson Billiot)
Kortney Manns ... stunt performer (as Kortney T. Manns)
Michael Ortiz ... stunt performer
Steven Ritzi ... stunt coordinator
Kerry Rossall ... stunt performer
Dother Sykes ... stunt performer (as Dother Sykes IV)
Aaron V. Williamson ... stunt performer (as Aaron Williamson)
John Zimmerman ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Sean Bobbitt ... camera operator
Victor Brunette ... video playback
Harvey Bryson ... grip (as Chip Bryson)
Jaap Buitendijk ... still photographer
Scott Calcagno ... best boy rigging grip
Joe Cassano ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Mark A. Davis ... electrician (as Mark Davis)
Eric DePoorter ... rigging grip
François Duhamel ... still photographer (as Francois Duhamel)
Melanie Gates ... film loader
Matthew Gaumer ... second assistant camera (as Matt Gaumer)
Brad 'Mo' Gremillion ... best boy rigging gaffer (as Brad 'Meaux' Gremillion)
Franklin Jones II ... key rigging grip (as Frankie Jones)
Vic Keatley ... rigging gaffer (as Victor Keatley)
R. Scott Lebell ... grip
Nick Leon ... key grip (as T. Nick Leon)
Byron Marigny ... electrician
Larry McConkey ... steadicam operator
Mike McLaughlin ... gaffer (as Michael B. McLaughlin)
Lee McLemore ... best boy grip
Erskin Mitchell ... best boy electric
Scott Morrison ... electrician
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas ... genny operator
Rachel Perlis ... grip (as Rachel S. Perlis)
Richard Ramee ... grip
Andy Shuttleworth ... steadicam operator
Darren Wallace ... camera intern
Brett Walters ... first assistant camera
Marvin Thomas White ... grip
Jeff Anderson ... electrician (uncredited)
Troy Anderson ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Michael Applebaum ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Grayson Austin ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Bob Bates ... gaffer: additional photography (uncredited)
Russell Beard ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
John Gregory Edwards ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Rowland Egerton ... best boy rigging grip: reshoots (uncredited)
Joe Engelbrecht ... additional grip (uncredited)
Corey Erwin ... lighting technician: additional photography (uncredited)
Chris Flowers ... electrician (uncredited)
Christian Hardy ... grip (uncredited)
Pete Lavaty ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Justin LeBlanc ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Milella ... grip: pick up shoot (uncredited)
Roberto Pierson ... electrician (uncredited)
Donald Roth ... rigging grip (uncredited)
James Allen Sheppard ... video utility (uncredited)
Jon Tenholder ... lighting technician: additional photography (uncredited)
Remi Tournois ... additional camera operator: reshoots (uncredited)
John Vinson ... additional grip (uncredited)
Tesh Yana ... video intern (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Brent Caballero ... extras casting: Caballero Casting
Elizabeth Chodar ... casting assistant
Beth Day ... casting assistant (as Elizabeth Day)
Kathy Driscoll ... casting associate (as Kathy Driscoll-Mohler)
Charlotte Gale ... extras casting assistant
Melissa Kostenbauder ... casting associate
Rhonda Ann Gibson ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Shayna Sherwood ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jade Brandt ... tailor
Scott T. Coppock ... ager/dyer
Julie Ebel ... costumer (as Julie Ann Ebel)
Andree Fortier ... costume supervisor
Constadina Homayuni ... costume production assistant
Joni M. Huth ... costume shop supervisor
Aaron P. Mastin ... key costumer
Dena Matranga ... key set costumer
Shonta T. McCray ... costumer
Megan Richardson ... costumer (as Megan C. Richardson)
Laura Sumich ... costume production assistant
Brandon P. Watson ... tailor
Patrick Wiley ... assistant costume designer
Rebecca G. Autin ... seamstress (uncredited)
Lois DeArmond ... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Sarah P. Koeppe ... costumer (uncredited)
Brittany Lathan ... additional costume assistant (uncredited)
Hilary Parkin ... costumer (uncredited)
Branden Watson ... seamstress (uncredited)

Location Management

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John Collins ... location assistant (as John F. Collins)
David Fields ... location assistant (as Dave Fields)
Albert J. Moten Jr. ... location assistant (as Albert Moten Jr.)
Patricia Nelkin ... assistant location manager
Taylor Newman ... location assistant
M. Gerard Sellers ... location manager
Ron Uribe ... location assistant
Laura Berning ... key location scout (uncredited)
Maxwell Berry ... location production assistant (uncredited)
Batou Chandler ... location scout (uncredited)
Andrew James Clemons ... location assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Ford ... location medic: additional photography (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nico Abondolo ... featured musician
Bob Badami ... score wrangler
Christine Bergren ... music legal
Nicholas Britell ... composer: additional music
Ann Marie Calhoun ... featured musician
Chuck Choi ... score technical consultant
Victoria de la Vega ... score technical consultant
Tim Fain ... violin performances
Anne C. Hibbs Diel ... violin instructor
Steven Kofsky ... music production services
Daniel Kresco ... score mixer
Czarina Russell ... score coordinator
Katrina Schiller ... music editor
Tristan Schulze ... featured musician
Jed Smith ... composer: trailer music
Benjamin Wallfisch ... composer: additional music
Brian Wherry ... score technical consultant
Mark Wherry ... digital instrument design
Catherine Wilson ... music editor
Paul Katz ... music consultant (uncredited)
Christian Wenger ... score mix assistant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Earl R. Hurst Sr. ... transportation captain (as Earl R. Hurst Jr.)
Poland Perkins ... transportation coordinator
Gwendalane Ramos ... dispatcher
Kirk Baptiste ... driver (uncredited)
Virgil Bienemy ... driver (uncredited)
Greg Mitchell ... driver (uncredited)
Nick W. Pastrano ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Jerome Perkins ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Caroline Andrade ... second assistant accountant
Geraldine Atlee ... head of legal: Film4
Ken Basin ... production legal: Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger
Geoffrey Booth ... assistant: Anthony Katagas
Natalie Borlaug ... travel coordinator
Dottie Buck ... craft service assistant
Antony Buonomo ... main/end title designer: Vertigo
Michael Buster ... dialect coach
Eva Z. Cabrera ... script supervisor
Camille Campbell ... assistant: Mitch Horwits
Craig Carter ... animal wrangler
Ariane Chatman ... payroll accountant
Jesse Chicco ... set production assistant
Sara Denson ... assistant production coordinator
Harry Dixon ... head of business affairs: Film4
Felicity Donarski ... controller: River Road Entertainment
David Feldman ... account executive: Company 3
Paul Fraser ... construction medic
Lindsey Fredieu ... set production assistant
Henry Louis Gates ... historical consultant (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
Andrew Golov ... production executive: River Road Entertainment
AnaMarie C. Gonzaga ... production accountant (as AnaMarie Gonzaga)
Daphne A. Guichard ... medic
Alice Gledhill Hall ... press: international
Sarah Hammer ... head of development: River Road Entertainment
Del Holt ... mobile air conditioning tech
Mitch Horwits ... president: River Road Entertainment
Jonathan Jefferies ... accounting clerk
Boysie Jereza ... second assistant accountant
Ruth Kesler ... production coordinator
Nazia Khan ... assistant: Brad Pitt
April Lamb ... assistant: Steve McQueen
Charlotte Lancaster ... craft service assistant
John Landers ... craft service
Sam Lavender ... head of legal: Film4
Rich Malchar ... security: Brad Pitt, Clearview Protection Services
Jolynn Martin ... assistant: Bill Pohlad
Angie Miller ... manager of business and legal affairs: River Road Entertainment
Dennis M. Mitchell II ... office production assistant (as Dennis Mitchell)
Christina Oh ... assistant: Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
Alexander Plitt ... production legal: Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger (as Alexander J. Plitt)
Jessica Pregnolato ... assistant: Steve McQueen
Michael Reinarts ... chief financial officer: River Road Entertainment (as Mike Reinarts)
Ava Knighten Santana ... travel coordinator: reshoots
Dee Schuka ... post production accountant: Trevanna Post
Max Segal ... office production assistant
Tom Skapars ... development executive: River Road Entertainment
Jessica Smith ... production coordinator: River Road Entertainment
Sue Bruce Smith ... head of commercial development (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
Emilie Staat ... production secretary
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Desiree Stevenson ... set production assistant
Shelley Tassin ... assistant: Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner
Eva Thomassen ... assistant: Steve McQueen
Jonathan M. Warren ... set production assistant (as Jonathan Warren)
Derrick Bentley Wells ... set production assistant
Christa Zofcin Workman ... executive vice president of business and legal affairs: River Road Entertainment (as Christa Zofcin)
Sid Yost ... animal coordinator
Catherine Zulfer ... second assistant accountant (as Cathy Zulfer)
Joan Zulfer ... first assistant accountant (as Joan Zulfer Deplewski)
Rhea Aldridge ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Monica Rene'e Anderson ... stand-in (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Christi Barlow ... stand-in (uncredited)
Sumner Boissiere III ... set production assistant: reshoots (uncredited)
Zoe Bower Robert ... post facilities manager (uncredited)
Kara Bowman ... medic (uncredited)
Tim Clawson ... EVP Physical Production New Regency (uncredited)
Terrance Collier ... stand-in (uncredited)
Brian Evans ... production accountant: re-shoot (uncredited)
Matt Flanders ... assistant to producers (uncredited)
Ashley Foster ... set production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Jason Frannino ... animal wrangler (uncredited)
J.D. Funari ... marketing editor (uncredited)
Jeff Galpin ... alligator wrangler (uncredited)
Maya Goodwin ... looping group (uncredited)
P.J. Haines ... chef (uncredited)
Derek Hall ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ryan Horrigan ... studio executive: New Regency (uncredited)
Robert Hotalen ... photo double for paul giamatti (uncredited)
Arif S. Kinchen ... adr/voice talent (uncredited)
Karen Kaia Livers ... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Charles Miller ... assistant: Mr. Katagas, additional photography (uncredited)
Misty Oka ... assistant: Jeremy Kleiner (uncredited)
Tracy Oliver ... head animal trainer (uncredited)
Jason Owen ... wrangler (uncredited)
Sanjay N. Patel ... key art: publishing (uncredited)
Kevin Posnanski ... mastering coordinator: deluxe digital cinema (uncredited)
Eric Price ... background action (uncredited)
Melody Segue ... assistant to director (uncredited)
Kenneth Shelton ... wrangler (uncredited)
David Slay ... consultant: historical accuracy (uncredited)
Pauline S. Storms ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jared Swidzinski ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Justin Christopher Vaughn ... stand-in: Chiwetel Ejiofor (uncredited)
David Michael Warren ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Kolie Wegner ... accounting assistant: reshoot (uncredited)
Aaron V. Williamson ... fitness professional (uncredited) / fitness trainer (uncredited)

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Philbert John McQueen ... dedicatee
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Plot Summary

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. 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 personified by a malevolent slave owner, 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. Written by Fox Searchlight

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Taglines The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup See more »
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Also Known As
  • Twelve Years a Slave (United States)
  • 12 años de esclavitud (Spain)
  • 12 vergoves metu (Lithuania)
  • 12 godina ropstva (Serbia)
  • 12 лет рабства (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 134 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $923,715, 20 Oct 2013
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $187,733,202

Did You Know?

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Trivia The tree where Solomon sees several men being lynched was actually used for lynching, and is surrounded by the graves of murdered slaves. See more »
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. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 12 Years a Slave (2013). See more »
Soundtracks My Lord, Sunshine See more »
Quotes Solomon Northup: I don't want to survive. I want to live.
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