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Twelve Monkeys


Baltimore, 1990; a mysterious man (Bruce Willis) ends up in a mental institution where he tells the doctors that he comes from the future, looking for a virus thatā€™s going to wipe out billions of people. Terry Gilliam put his stamp on this feature film version of a French 1962 short called La JetĆ©e, jumping between different time periods. As we follow the confused time traveler and the doctor (Madeleine Stowe) he convinces, a story about memories and how they change emerges. Often chaotic and messy, the film is nevertheless entertaining and attractively designed. Willisā€™s character is the least interesting part, but Brad Pitt is fun as a wild-eyed mental patient.

1995-U.S. 131 min. Color. Directed byĀ Terry Gilliam. Costume Design: Julie Weiss. Cast: Bruce Willis (James Cole), Madeleine Stowe (Kathryn Railly), Brad Pitt (Jeffrey Goines), Christopher Plummer, Frank Gorshin, David Morse.

Trivia: Jeff Bridges was allegedly considered for the lead. Later a TV series, 12 Monkeys (2015-2018).

Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Pitt).Ā 



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