Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Director: Terry Gilliam
Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peeples, Janet Peeples
Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Jon Seda, Joseph Melito, Michael Zenz, Vernon Campbell / H. Michael Walls / Bob Adrian / Simon Jones / Carol Florence / Bill Raymond / Ernest Abuba / Irma St. Paule / Joey Perillo / Bruce Kirkpatrick / …
Genre: Science Fiction / Thriller / Suspense
Region: United States
Language: English / French
Release: 1995-12-08 (New York premiere) / 1996-01-05 (USA)
Length: 129 minutes
Also known as: Story of the Future (Taiwan) / 12 Monkeys / Twelve Monkey Army / Twelve Monkeys
Rating: IMDB 8.0 / Rotten Tomatoes 88%
In 2035 AD, human beings were attacked by a virus developed by 12 monkeys. Most of the human beings died in this virus disaster. Only a few escaped by chance, but they could only survive in the dark underground.
The scientists decided to send people back in time to 1996 to track down the origin of the 12 monkey army. Prisoner James Cole (played by Bruce Willis) was selected as a volunteer. By mistake, Cole went back to 1990. When he described the future catastrophe to the people at that time, he was arrested as a mental patient and was arrested by doctor Catherine Shirley (Madeleine Stowe). ) diagnosed with schizophrenia. Cole escaped with the help of fellow patient Jeffrey Goines and returned to the future. Cole was sent back to 1996 again because he could not find out the origin of the 12 monkey army.
This time, Cole discovered that the origin of the 12 Monkey Army was in Philadelphia. He found Doctor Catherine, and the two embarked on an adventure to track down the 12 Monkey Army!
“Twelve Monkeys” is a science fiction film released in 1995, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt. The movie is loosely based on the French short film “La Jetée” (1962) by Chris Marker.
The story follows James Cole (played by Willis), a convict from the year 2035 who is sent back in time to the year 1996 to gather information about a deadly virus that has wiped out most of humanity. As Cole navigates the dangers and complexities of the past, he becomes entangled with a psychiatrist, Dr. Kathryn Railly (played by Stowe), and a group of radical activists, including Jeffrey Goines (played by Pitt).
The film received critical acclaim for its inventive storytelling, striking visuals, and strong performances, particularly from Pitt, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role. The movie was a modest commercial success, grossing over $168 million worldwide, and has since become a cult classic.
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