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===Story=== Inspired by Chris Marker's acclaimed short film ''La Jetée'' (which is included on the DVD ''Short Cinema Journal, Volume 2''), ''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'' ===DVD Features=== '''Collectors Edition:''' * Interactive Menus * Feature Commentary with Director Terry Gilliam and Producer Charles Roven * The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of 12 Monkeys (The Making Of 12 Monkeys) * Theatrical Trailers * Film Highlights * Talent Bios * Production Notes


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Jon SedaJose
Vernon CampbellTiny
Simon JonesZoologist
Madeleine StoweKathryn Railly
Joey PerilloDetective Franki
Brad PittJeffrey Goines
Frederick StrotherL.J. Washington
Frank GorshinDr. Fletcher
David MorseDr. Peters
LisaGay HamiltonTeddy
Christopher PlummerDr. Goines
Christopher MeloniLt. Halperin

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Director: Terry Gilliam
  • Producer: Universal
  • Length: 129 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 5, 1996
    EuropeApr 19, 1996
    JapanJun 29, 1996
    AustraliaMar 14, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJul 28, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 16, 1999
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