In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

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  1. David Webb Peoples


  2. Janet Peoples


  3. Terry Gilliam


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  1. Bruce Willis

    Bruce Willis

    James Cole

  2. Madeleine Stowe

    Madeleine Stowe

    Dr. Kathryn Railly

  3. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    Jeffrey Goines

  4. Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer

    Dr. Goines

  5. David Morse

    David Morse

    Dr. Peters

  6. Jon Seda

    Jon Seda


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget $29,500,000.00

Revenue $168,840,000.00

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Release Information

  • December 27, 1995
  • December 29, 1995
    Theatrical (limited)
  • January 5, 1996
    R, Theatrical



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