Emancipation (2022)

  • Genre: Drama, War, History
  • Release Date: 2022-12-02
  • User Rating: 7.8/10 from 1040 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 12min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Westbrook Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
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Inspired by the gripping true story of a man who would do anything for his family—and for freedom. When Peter, an enslaved man, risks his life to escape and return to his family, he embarks on a perilous journey of love and endurance.

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  • Will Smith

    as Peter
  • Ben Foster

    as Jim Fassel
  • Charmaine Bingwa

    as Dodienne
  • Gilbert Owuor

    as Gordon
  • Ronnie Gene Blevins

    as Harrington
  • Aaron Moten

    as Knowls
  • Jabbar Lewis

    as Tomas
  • Michael Luwoye

    as John
  • Steven Ogg

    as Howard
  • Grant Harvey

    as Leeds
  • Mustafa Shakir

    as Lt. Andrew Cailloux
  • Paul Ben-Victor

    as Major G. Halstead
  • David Denman

    as General William Dwight
  • Jesse C. Boyd

    as Mike Hurley
  • Imani Pullum

    as Betsy
  • Jeremiah Friedlander

    as Scipion
  • Jordyn McIntosh

    as Laurette
  • Landon Chase Dubois

    as Little Peter
  • Austin Alexander

    as Trapp
  • Britton Webb

    as Bijoux
  • Jayson Warner Smith

    as Captain John Lyons
  • Jeremy Dean

    as Confederate Army Engineer
  • Thomas Johnston

    as RR Confederate Soldier
  • Clyde Jones

    as Priest
  • Jared Bankens

    as Deserter #1
  • Josh Whites

    as Deserter #2
  • Jeff Pearson

    as Deserter #3
  • Merah Benoit

    as Young Thomas Girl
  • Sheridan Walker

    as Mitilde
  • Mark Ashworth

    as R Louis Fabian
  • K. Steele

    as Sister Margaret
  • Walker Babington

    as McPherson
  • Dave Davis

    as Oliver
  • Jason Dowies

    as Confederate Gunnery
  • Donald Paul

    as Anselino Planciancois
  • Damien D. Smith

    as Sgt Maj James Ingraham
  • Joshua Stenvick

    as Confederate Officer - TRB
  • Adam Stephenson

    as Col John Thomas
  • Melissa Lehman

    as Mrs John Thomas
  • Joe Lyle

    as LNG Drummer
  • Brandon Dauphin

    as Enslaved Shirtless Man
  • Bryan Jonathan Allen

    as LNG Soldier #1
  • Kenneth Walter Jones

    as LNG Soldier #2
  • Ruby Lain Stansberry Faiferek

    as Screaming Enslaved Woman
  • Hick Cheramie

    as Jail Cart Soldier
  • Gregory Kennedy

    as Jail Cart Enslaved / Dying Man
  • Derome Alexander Seals

    as Enslaved Man #1
  • Bathsheba Lofton Smith

    as Enslaved Woman #1
  • Romalace James

    as Enslaved Man #2
  • Clarence Joseph Morgan III

    as Enslaved Man #3
  • Jocelyne Croisier

    as Enslaved Woman #2
  • Scierra Lynn LeGarde

    as Enslaved Woman #3
  • Anika Simone Ofori

    as Enslaved Woman #4
  • Dominicia Hayes

    as Enslaved Woman #5
  • Ja'Ques Austin

    as Young LNG Soldier
  • Harlan Glenn Groom

    as Union Soldier #1
Directing Antoine Fuqua Director
Production Joey McFarland Producer
Production Jon Mone Producer
Production Antoine Fuqua Executive Producer
Production Will Smith Producer
Production Cliff Roberts Executive Producer
Production Todd Black Producer
Camera Robert Richardson Director of Photography
Sound Marcelo Zarvos Original Music Composer
Art Cynthia La Jeunesse Set Decoration
Art Naomi Shohan Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costume Design
Writing Bill Collage Writer
Art Anne Costa Art Direction
Art Tom Frohling Supervising Art Director
Art Shamim Seifzadeh Art Direction
Production Glen Basner Executive Producer
Production Chris Brigham Executive Producer
Production Scott Greenberg Executive Producer
Production James Lassiter Executive Producer
Production Heather Washington Executive Producer
Editing Conrad Buff IV Editor
Crew Jeffrey J. Dashnaw Stunt Coordinator
Lighting Christopher Ferguson Lighting Programmer
Costume & Make-Up Bailey Domke Makeup Artist
Crew Ray Mendoza Stunts