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R| 2 hr. 11 min.

Plot Summary
Traveling back in time isn't simple, as James Cole (Bruce Willis) learns the hard way. Imprisoned in the 2030s, James is recruited for a mission that will send him back to the 1990s. Once there, he's supposed to gather information about a nascent plague that's about to exterminate the vast majority of the world's population. But, aside from the manic Jeffrey (Brad Pitt), he gets little in the way of cooperation, not least from medical gatekeepers like Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe).

Cast: Bruce Willis , Madeleine Stowe , Brad Pitt , Christopher Plummer , Jon Seda , Joseph Melito , Michael Chance , Vernon Campbell

Director: Terry Gilliam

Genres: Science fiction, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

12 Monkeys (1995)

Release Date: December 29th, 1995|2 hr. 11 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gilliam, along with the gifted cinematographer Roger Pratt and production designer Jeffrey Beecroft, fashions a disturbing and dazzling lost world. show more

  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A grandiose cinematic invention, cleverly turning the present-day urban American world on its ear. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A Hitchcockian chase...A crowd-pleasing airport-pursuit pic. [27 Dec 1995, p.D1] show more

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SyFy Is Giving '12 Monkeys' the TV Treatment

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There were a few years there when Brad Pitt's pretty face caused many of us to overlook the actor's considerable talent. Pitt's performance in Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," coming hot on the heels...

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