Tuesday, April 24, 2012

12 Monkeys


1995 Science Fiction Film

Director: Terry Gilliam

Writer: David Peoples & Janet Peoples

Cinematography: Roger Pratt

Running time: 127 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: The future is history.

Cast:
Bruce Willis as James Cole
Madeleine Stowe as Kathryn Railly
Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines
Christopher Plummer as Dr. Goines
Jon Seda as Jose
Christopher Meloni as Lt. Halperin
David Morse as Dr. Peters
Frank Gorshin as Dr. Fletcher
Vernon Campbell as Tiny
Lisa Gay Hamilton as Teddy
Bob Adrian as Geologist
Simon Jones as Zoologist
Carol Florence as Astrophysicist/Jones
Bill Raymond as Microbiologist
Thomas Roy as a street preacher

Plot
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.


Awards:
  1. ASCAP Award-Top Box Office Films Paul Buckmaster-ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards
  2. Saturn Award-Best Costumes Julie Weiss-Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  3. Saturn Award-Best Science Fiction Film-Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  4. Saturn Award-Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt-Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
  5. Blockbuster Entertainment Award-Favorite Supporting Actor - Science Fiction
    Brad Pitt-Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  6. Empire Award-Best Director Terry Gilliam-Empire Awards, UK
  7. Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Brad Pitt-Golden Globes, USA
  8. Universe Reader's Choice Award-Best Actress in a Genre Motion Picture
    Madeleine Stowe-Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA
  9. Universe Reader's Choice Award-Best Supporting Actor in a Genre Motion Picture Brad Pitt- Sci-Fi Universe Magazine, USA

Trivia
The Army of the Twelve Monkeys is inspired by a passage in L. Frank Baum's novel, "The Magic of Oz", in which the Nome King and Kiki Aru convince twelve monkeys they will have an endless supply of food if they become human soldiers for them. 

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