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12 Monkeys
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Directed By
Terry Gilliam

Written By:
David Peoples, Janet Peoples

Cast:
Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, David Morse, Frank Gorshin, Jon Seda, Simon Jones, Bill Raymond, Irma St. Paule, Joey Perillo, Ernest Abuba, Carol Florence, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Michael Chance, Vernon Campbell, Bob Adrian, H. Michael Walls, Bob Adrian

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12 Monkeys (1995)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 28th, 2007

This is a Terry Gilliam film, so you know that things are going to be a little off.

A story set in the future which details how everyone is living underground due to a virus that was set loose in the not too distant past, Bruce Willis is a prisoner involuntarily volunteered to go back in time and find out more about what happened to get the world to the place where it's currently at.

He goes back and is promptly considered to be a mental patient. Not a bad turn of events since he meets Brad Pitt's character (one of th most inspired performances I've ever seen Pitt give), a rich kid who just so happens to be insane. Oh, and mixed up with an environmental group who wants to teach the world a lesson.

The story gets off track when Willis meets an attractive doctor (Stowe) and falls in love with her. It then becomes a question of going back in time to enjoy the love that he thinks he's found.

The timeline bounces around quite a bit so if you're more comfortable with a straight told story, this just isn't the flick for you. You'll end up dizzy and disoriented by the time that everything is said and done.

But it's still light years ahead of most of the sci-fi/disaster flicks that keeps getting released.

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Tim
Feb 13, 2007 2:05 AM
 
One of my favorites of all times, this film was original, and the originality worked. Great acting by Willis and Pitt and the story is just awesome. I break this dvd out at least once a month.



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