12 MonkeysDirector: Terry Gilliam
An intense film about time travel, this sci-fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. The film stars Bruce Willis as James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth's population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), the mad son of an eminent virologist (Christopher Plummer). Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035, and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle. ~ Michael Betzold
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- Universal Studios
Cast & Crew
|Bruce Willis||James Cole|
|Madeleine Stowe||Dr. Kathryn Railly|
|Brad Pitt||Jeffrey Goines|
|Christopher Plummer||Dr. Goines|
|David Morse||Dr. Peters|
|Frank Gorshin||Dr. Fletcher|
|Joseph Melito||Young Cole|
|Irma St. Paule||Poet|
|Nell Johnson||Ward Nurse|
|Fred Strother||L.J. Washington|
|Richard Warner||Dr. Casey|
|Lisa Gay Hamilton||Teddy|
|Christopher Meloni||Lt. Halperin|
|Lee Golden||Hotel Clerk|
|Jeff Tanner||Plain Clothes Cop|
|Annie Golden||Woman Cabbie|
|Stephen Bridgewater||Airport Detective|
|Jack Dougherty||Airport Security|
|Carolyn Walker||Terrified Traveler|
|Joey Perillo||Detective Franki|
|Aaron Michael Lacey||WWI Sergeant|
|Jamie N. Frey||Office PA|
|Jeffrey Beecroft||Production Designer|
|Paul Buckmaster||Score Composer|
|Bob Cavallo||Executive Producer|
|Robin Clarke||Sound Editor|
|Mark Egerton||Associate Producer,Asst. Director|
|Craig Haagensen||Camera Operator|
|Robert Kosberg||Executive Producer|
|Gary Levinsohn||Executive Producer|
|Jay Meagher||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Shirley Montefusco||Special Effects|
|Vincent Montefusco||Special Effects|
|Philip A. Patterson||Asst. Director|
|Crispian Sallis||Set Decoration/Design|
|William Ladd Skinner||Art Director|
|Kelley Smith-Wait||Associate Producer|
|Julie Weiss||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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Very good sci-fi movie. Interesting time travel concept. All the performances are great. I enjoyed this movie very much.
This is a truly amazing film. My advice: 1. You cannot be interrupted when watching this film, you need to see every single scene and hear every single line 2. Watch it more than once. There's a part in the film where Bruce Willis and Madeline Stowe are in a movie theater watching an old film. The film itself is a reference to his [Willis's] time travel, and there's a significant line when Willis says ''Every time I see this movie it seems different to me''. That's exactly how '12 Monkeys' is. You can watch it 5 times and each time its a different film. This is an extremely intelligent film. Check it out and pay attention, you won't be dissapointed!!
You have never seen this movie? Seriously? Rent it or buy it. I recommend buying it... you will save the 4.50 you were going to spend renting it, because once you see it, you will want to own it... Great story. Great movie-making.
For the longest time I wanted to see this movie again. I was very young the first time I watched it and I did not get it at all. Finally was able to see it again just less than an hour ago. It just ran up to my #1 movie of all time. It is so intelligent and makes you think every second after the movie is over. It is a must buy!!!!
This is such an amazing movie! it was the first R-rated one I watched, and I am so so SO glad it was this one! Everything you see and bear comes into play somehow, whether it is a big part of the plot or not doesn't matter.
This movie makes you thinking of many things. The main idea that went through was could time travel be real and if so could you really change what happend. I won't tell you what i believe but definately watch the movie and ask yourself the same question. If you think you have an answer for it now then watch it and see if you think the same. This movie is completely worth seeing for the plot is great and how the movie was directed. Definately worth it!!!!
If you enjoy films with twisted plots and great acting, both Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt do an incredible job in this extremely twisted and thought provoking neo-apocalyptic movie.