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American Playhouse

Solomon Northup's Odyssey (Season 4, Episode 3)
Not Rated
TV Episode | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time musician. One day he is approached by some men who ...See moreThis is based on a true story. Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time musician. One day he is approached by some men who want him to play for them. However, that is not their intention; they have kidnapped him and sold him into slavery. Now he has to endure the hardships that he has been spared because of his status as a freeman. And his family who don't know what happened to him is searching for him but where do they go? And Solomon also wishes to let them know where he is so that they could get him but unfortunately no one believes his story or is willing to help him. Written by See less
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Solomon Northup (book "Twelve Years A Slave") | Lou Potter (teleplay) | Samm-Art Williams (teleplay)
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Updated Dec 10, 1984

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Dec 10, 1984 (United States)

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Avery Brooks
Solomon Northup Solomon Northup   See fewer
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Lee Bryant
Mrs. Epps Mrs. Epps   See fewer
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Tony Dreyspool
Senator Soule Senator Soule   See fewer
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Art Evans
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Harry George
Sherriff Sherriff   See fewer
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Petronia Paley
Anne Northup Anne Northup   See fewer
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J.C. Quinn
Tibeats Tibeats   See fewer
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Michael Tolan
Henry Northup Henry Northup   See fewer
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David Keith Anderson
Alonzo (uncredited) Alonzo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Devendorf
Plantation Owner (uncredited) Plantation Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 147 votes