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Twelve Monkeys (27-Dec-1995)

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writers: David Peoples; Janet Peoples

Music Composer and Conductor: Paul Buckmaster

Producer: Charles Roven

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Time Travel, Dystopian, Insane Asylum, Virus

Convict James Cole volunteers to be sent back in time to collect information about a virus released in 1996 that kills 99% of Earth's population. Received two Oscar nominations including Brad Pitt for Best Supporting Actor. Perhaps the best science fiction film of the 1990s. Retelling of the short film, La jetée (1962).

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Annie Golden
19-Oct-1951   Lead singer of The Shirts
Frank Gorshin
5-Apr-1933 17-May-2005 The Riddler in Batman
Lisa Gay Hamilton
25-Mar-1964   Rebecca Washington in The Practice
Simon Jones
27-Jul-1950   Arthur Dent on radio Hitchhiker's Guide
Christopher Meloni
2-Apr-1961   Law & Order: SVU, Oz
David Morse
11-Oct-1953   Mike Olshansky on Hack
Brad Pitt
18-Dec-1963   Ocean's Eleven
Christopher Plummer
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind
Matt Ross
3-Jan-1970   Alby Grant on Big Love
Jon Seda
14-Oct-1970   Det. Paul Falsone on Homicide
Madeleine Stowe
18-Aug-1958   The General's Daughter
Bruce Willis
19-Mar-1955   Die Hard


Bruce Willis   ...   James Cole
Madeleine Stowe   ...   Kathryn Railly
Brad Pitt   ...   Jeffrey Goines
Christopher Plummer   ...   Dr. Goines
Frank Gorshin   ...   Dr. Fletcher
Jon Seda   ...   Jose
Ernest Abuba   ...   Engineer
Bill Raymond   ...   Microbiologist
Simon Jones   ...   Zoologist
Bob Adrian   ...   Geologist
Carol Florence   ...   Astrophysicist
H. Michael Walls   ...   Botanist
Joseph Melito   ...   Young Cole
Michael Chance   ...   Scarface
Vernon Campbell   ...   Tiny
Irma St. Paule   ...   Poet
Joey Perillo   ...   Det. Franki
Bruce Kirkpatrick   ...   Policeman No. 1
Wilfred Williams   ...   Policeman No. 2
Rozwill Young   ...   Billings
Nell Johnson   ...   Ward Nurse
Fred Strother   ...   L. J. Washington
Rick Warner   ...   Dr. Casey
Anthony "Chip" Brienza   ...   Dr. Goodin
Joilet Harris   ...   Harassed Mother
Drucie McDaniel   ...   Waltzing Woman Patient
John Blaisse   ...   Old Man Patient
Louis Lippa   ...   Patient at Gate
Stan Kang   ...   X-Ray Doctor
Pat Dias   ...   WWI Captain
Aaron Michael Lacey   ...   WWI Sergeant
David Morse   ...   Dr. Peters
Charles Techman   ...   Professor
Jann Ellis   ...   Marilou
Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.   ...   Officer No. 1
Janet L. Zappala   ...   Anchorwoman
Thomas Roy   ...   Evangelist
Harry O'Toole   ...   Louie -- Raspy Voice
Korchenko   ...   Thug No. 1
Chuck Jeffreys   ...   Thug No. 2
Lisa Gay Hamilton   ...   Teddy
Felix A. Pire   ...   Fale
Matt Ross   ...   Bee
Barry Price   ...   Agent No. 1
John Panzarella   ...   Agent No. 2
Larry Daly   ...   Agent No. 3
Arthur Fennell   ...   Anchorman
Karl Warren   ...   Pompous Man
Christopher Meloni   ...   Lt. Halperin
Paul Meshejian   ...   Det. Dalva
Robert O'Neill   ...   Wayne
Kevin Thigpen   ...   Kweskin
Lee Golden   ...   Hotel Clerk
Joseph McKenna   ...   Wallace
Jeff Tanner   ...   Plain Clothes Cop
Faith Potts   ...   Store Clerk
Michael Ryan Segal   ...   Weller
Annie Golden   ...   Woman Cabbie
Lisa Talerico   ...   Ticket Agent
Stephen Bridgewater   ...   Airport Detective
Franklin Huffman   ...   Plump Businessman
JoAnn S. Dawson   ...   Gift Store Clerk
Jack Dougherty   ...   Airport Security No. 1
Lenny Daniels   ...   Airport Security No. 2
Herbert C. Hauls, Jr.   ...   Airport Security No. 3
Charley Scalies   ...   Impatient Traveler
Carolyn Walker   ...   Terrified Traveler


Review by seabrainiac (posted on 23-May-2005)

This is one of the few films that survived both my initial enthusiasm and my re-viewing several years later. That we can see the end coming in no way diminishes the impact, even as the lead character slowly realizes what will be his own end. The appearance of a dirty, imprisoned, desolate, uncertain and not always technologically functional future is the downside of Gilliam's future envisioned in "Brazil" - if you could call Brazil's future an upside by comparison.

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