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Oldies: "Twelve Monkeys" (1995), a film by Terry Gilliam

Posted by Theia - Saturday, July 21st, 2012

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Directed by Terry Gilliam, and written by Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, and Janet Peoples, «Twelve Monkeys» (also known as "Esercito delle dodici scimmie, L'", "12 Monkeys") is a Drama/Science Fiction/Thriller film, released in the USA on December 27 of 1995 . Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe are starring, alongside Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito, Jon Seda and Michael Chance.

Storyline:
James Cole (Willis) is a convicted criminal living in a grim post-apocalyptic future. In 1996?97, the Earth's surface was contaminated by a virus so deadly that it forced the surviving population to live underground. To earn a pardon, Cole allows scientists to send him on dangerous missions to the past to collect information on the virus, thought to be released by a terrorist organization known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys. If possible, he is to obtain a pure sample of the original virus so a cure can be made. Throughout the film, Cole is troubled with recurring dreams involving a chase and a shooting in an airport.

On Cole's first trip, he arrives in Baltimore in 1990, not 1996 as planned. He is arrested and hospitalized in a mental institution on the diagnosis of Dr. Kathryn Railly (Stowe). There, he encounters Jeffrey Goines (Pitt), a fellow mental patient with fanatical animal rights and anti-consumerist leanings. Cole tries unsuccessfully to leave a voicemail on a [...]

Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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Twelve Monkeys

Bruce Willis (James Cole) and Madeleine Stowe (Kathryn Railly) in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Bruce Willis (James Cole) and Madeleine Stowe (Kathryn Railly) in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Bruce Willis as James Cole in Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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