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“Easily the greatest time travel film that I've ever seen, 12 Monkeys is a masterpiece of filmmaking by director Terry Gilliam of Monty Python fame. The film combines elements of
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“Bruce Willis is sent back in time to gather a sample of a virus that has killed 5,000,000 people and caused the rest of earth's population to retreat underground.”
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Steam punk time travel 12 Monkeys is not only my favorite time traveling movie, but one of my favorite movies in general. It has a solid, fun and smart story, solid acting and a great feel to it. James
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Terry Gilliam's film about a man sent back in time to stop a deadly virus from being unleashed, but is in fact being manipulated in order to ensure it.”
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“SPOILER: This is an interesting time traveling movie. Bruce Willis keeps having flashbacks of an incident that you do not know, until the end was a flashback of him when he dies
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12 Monkeys
is a 1995 science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, and Christopher Plummer.

After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam's direction, Universal granted the filmmakers a $29.5 million budget, and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where the story was set.

The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately $168 million worldwide. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won a Golden Globe for his performance. The film also won and was nominated for various categories at the Saturn Awards.
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