12 Monkeys (1996)
Front Cover Actor
Bruce Willis James Cole
Madeleine Stowe Dr. Kathryn Railly
Brad Pitt Jeffrey Goines
Christopher Plummer Dr. Leland Goines
Jon Seda Jose
Joseph Melito Young Cole
David Morse Dr. Peters
Michael Chance Scarface
Vernon Campbell Tiny
H. Michael Walls Botanist
Bob Adrian Geologist
Simon Jones Zoologist
Carol Florence Astrophysicist
Bill Raymond Microbiologist
Ernest Abuba Engineer
Irma St. Paule Poet
Joey Perillo Detective Franki
Bruce Kirkpatrick Policeman #1
Wilfred Williams Policeman #2
Rozwill Young Billings
Nell Johnson Ward Nurse
Frederick Strother L.J. Washington
Carolyn Walker Terrified Traveler
Rick Warner Dr. Casey
Frank Gorshin Dr. Owen Fletcher
Anthony 'Chip' Brienza Dr. Goodin
Joilet Harris Harassed Mother
Drucie McDaniel Waltzing Woman Patient
John Blaisse Old Man Patient
Louis Lippa Patient at Gate
Stan Kang X-Ray Doctor
Pat Dias WWI Captain
Aaron Michael Lacey WWI Sergeant
Charles Techman Professor
Jann Ellis Marilou
Johnnie Hobbs Jr. Officer #1
Janet Zappala Anchorwoman/Herself
Thomas Roy Evangelist
Harry O'Toole Louie
Yuri Korchenko Thug
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Thriller; Sci-Fi
Director Terry Gilliam
Producer Charles Roven
Writer Chris Marker; David Webb Peoples; Janet Peoples
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 129 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Inspired by Chris Marker's acclaimed short film La Jetée (which is included on the DVD Short 2: Dreams), 12 Monkeys combines intricate, intelligent storytelling with the uniquely imaginative vision of director Terry Gilliam. The story opens in the wintry wasteland of the year 2035, where a virulent plague has forced humans to live in a squalid, oppressively regimented underground. Bruce Willis plays a societal outcast who is given the opportunity to erase his criminal record by "volunteering" to time-travel into the past to obtain a pure sample of the deadly virus that will help future scientists to develop a cure. But in bouncing from 1918 to the early and mid-1990s, he undergoes an ordeal that forces him to question his own perceptions of reality. Caught between the dangers of the past and the devastation of the future, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stowe) who is initially convinced he's insane, and a wacky mental patient (Brad Pitt in a twitchy Oscar-nominated role) with links to a radical group that may have unleashed the deadly virus. Equal parts mystery, tragedy, psychological thriller, and apocalyptic drama, 12 Monkeys ranks as one of the best science fiction films of the '90s, boosted by Gilliam's visual ingenuity and one of the finest performances of Willis's career. The Collector's Edition DVD includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes documentary (The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys) in addition to the theatrical trailer, production notes, and a 12 Monkeys archive of still photos, design concepts, and storyboards. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 2
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 025192018626
Release Date 2003
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database