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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

2013 · 2h 14m

On Air
Rated 7.9 out of 10


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.


Steve McQueen

Cast of 12 Years a Slave

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Chiwetel EjioforSolomon Northup
  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael FassbenderEdwin Epps
  • Lupita Nyong'o
    Lupita Nyong'oPatsey
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict CumberbatchWilliam Ford
  • Paul Dano
    Paul DanoJohn Tibeats
  • Sarah Paulson
    Sarah PaulsonMary Epps
  • Adepero Oduye
    Adepero OduyeEliza
  • Scoot McNairy
    Scoot McNairyBrown
  • Paul Giamatti
    Paul GiamattiTheophilus Freeman
  • Brad Pitt
    Brad PittSamuel Bass
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
    Michael Kenneth WilliamsRobert
  • Alfre Woodard
    Alfre WoodardMistress Shaw
  • Chris Chalk
    Chris ChalkClemens
  • Taran Killam
    Taran KillamHamilton
  • Bill Camp
    Bill CampRadburn
  • Kelsey Scott
    Kelsey ScottAnne Northup
  • Bryan Batt
    Bryan BattJudge Turner
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
    Quvenzhané WallisMargaret Northup
  • Garret Dillahunt
    Garret DillahuntArmsby
  • Dwight Henry
    Dwight HenryUncle Abram
  • Dickie Gravois
    Dickie GravoisOverseer
  • Ashley Dyke
    Ashley DykeAnna
  • Cameron Zeigler
    Cameron ZeiglerAlonzo Northup
  • Tony Bentley
    Tony BentleyMr. Moon
  • Christopher Berry
    Christopher BerryBurch
  • Mister Mackey Jr.
    Mister Mackey Jr.Randall
  • Craig Tate
    Craig TateJohn
  • Storm Reid
    Storm ReidEmily
  • Tom Proctor
    Tom ProctorBiddee
  • Marc Macaulay
    Marc MacaulayCaptain
  • Vivian Fleming-Alvarez
    Vivian Fleming-AlvarezMulatto Woman
  • Douglas M. Griffin
    Douglas M. GriffinSailor
  • John McConnell
    John McConnellJonus Ray
  • Marcus Lyle Brown
    Marcus Lyle BrownJasper
  • Richard Holden
    Richard HoldenFitzgerald
  • Rob Steinberg
    Rob SteinbergParker
  • Anwan Glover
    Anwan GloverCape
  • James C. Victor
    James C. VictorBuyer
  • Liza J. Bennett
    Liza J. BennettMistress Ford
  • Nicole Collins
    Nicole CollinsRachel
  • J.D. Evermore
    J.D. EvermoreChapin
  • Andy Dylan
    Andy DylanTreach
  • Deneen Tyler
    Deneen TylerPhebe
  • Mustafa Harris
    Mustafa HarrisSam
  • Gregory Bright
    Gregory BrightEdward
  • Austin Purnell
    Austin PurnellBob
  • Thomas Francis Murphy
    Thomas Francis MurphyPatroller
  • Andre De'Sean Shanks
    Andre De'Sean ShanksVictim 1
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
    Kelvin Harrison Jr.Victim 2
  • Scott M. Jefferson
    Scott M. JeffersonMaster Shaw
  • Isaiah Jackson
    Isaiah JacksonZachary
  • Topsy Chapman
    Topsy ChapmanSlave Spiritual Singer 1
  • Devin Maurice Evans
    Devin Maurice EvansSlave Spiritual Singer 2
  • Jay Huguley
    Jay HuguleySheriff
  • Devyn A. Tyler
    Devyn A. TylerMargaret Northup (adult)
  • Willo Jean-Baptiste
    Willo Jean-BaptisteMargaret's Husband
  • Jason Ament
    Jason AmentCooke (uncredited)
  • Jon Arthur
    Jon ArthurSteamboat Crew 1st Mate (uncredited)
  • Sean Paul Braud
    Sean Paul BraudLynchman (uncredited)
  • Blake Burt
    Blake BurtUpper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Carroll Burt
    Carroll BurtLower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Edward J. Clare
    Edward J. ClareRestaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • JJ Coker
    JJ CokerMr. Bartholomew (uncredited)
  • Haylie Creppel
    Haylie CreppelChild in the Park (uncredited)
  • Justin Edward Davis
    Justin Edward DavisSaratoga Park Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Jim Johnson
    Jim JohnsonLower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Mark Joyce
    Mark JoyceStreet Merchant (uncredited)
  • John C. Klein
    John C. KleinLumber Mill Customer (uncredited)
  • Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis
    Gerard 'Jerry' LewisSlave Guard (uncredited)
  • Kevonte Mcdonald
    Kevonte McdonaldSlave (uncredited)
  • Ritchie Montgomery
    Ritchie MontgomeryRoadman (uncredited)
  • Jason Owen
    Jason OwenSafty (uncredited)
  • Shawn Parsons
    Shawn ParsonsRoad Man (uncredited)
  • Haley Powell
    Haley PowellSlave Girl (uncredited)
  • Wayne Pére
    Wayne PéreWinslow (uncredited)
  • Terrell Ransom Jr.
    Terrell Ransom Jr.Slave Boy (uncredited)
  • Erin Rementer
    Erin RementerBallroom Dancer (uncredited)
  • Andre Robinson
    Andre RobinsonSlave Boy (uncredited)
  • Corrina Roshea Bobb
    Corrina Roshea BobbSlave Buyer (uncredited)
  • Jarett Shorts
    Jarett ShortsHornboy (uncredited)
  • Chaz Smith
    Chaz SmithCigar Smoker (uncredited)
  • Tyler Soerries
    Tyler SoerriesBoy Playing in Park (uncredited)
  • Tre Tureaud
    Tre TureaudSaratoga Park Pedestrians (uncredited)
  • Justin Christopher Vaughn
    Justin Christopher VaughnEzra (uncredited)
  • Bob Walker
    Bob WalkerAbolitionist Landowner (uncredited)
  • Caroline Grace Williamson
    Caroline Grace WilliamsonFord Daughter (uncredited)
  • Timothy Wyant
    Timothy WyantFord Lumber Buyer (uncredited)