12 Monkeys


Release Date 1995-12-27
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12 Monkeys

12 Monkeys is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. In 2013, Gilliam called it the second part of a dystopian satire trilogy begun with 1985's Brazil and concluded with 2013's The Zero Theorem. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam's direction, Universal granted the filmmakers a US$29.5 million budget, and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where the story was set. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately US$168.8 million worldwide. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won a Golden Globe for his performance. The film also won and was nominated for various categories at the Saturn Awards.

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Actors & Characters

Bruce Willis Bruce Willis James Cole James Cole
Madeleine Stowe Madeleine Stowe Kathryn Railly Kathryn Railly
Brad Pitt Brad Pitt Jeffrey Goines Jeffrey Goines
David Morse David Morse Dr. Peters Dr. Peters
Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer Dr. Goines Dr. Goines
Christopher Meloni Christopher Meloni Lt. Halperin Lt. Halperin
Jon Seda Jon Seda Jose Jose
Rick Warner Rick Warner Dr. Casey Dr. Casey
Michael Chance Michael Chance Scarface Scarface
Joseph Melito Joseph Melito James Cole James Cole


Roger Pratt Cinematography
Terry Gilliam Director
Mick Audsley Editor
Paul Buckmaster Music
Charles Roven Producer
David Peoples Writer
Janet Peoples Writer