An unknown and lethal virus has wiped out five billion people in 1996. Only 1% of the population has survived by the year 2035, and is forced to live underground. A convict (James Cole) reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of the epidemic (who he's told was spread by a mysterious "Army of the Twelve Monkeys") and locate the virus before it mutates so that scientists can study it. Unfortunately Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990, six years earlier than expected, and is arrested and locked up in a mental institution, where he meets Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist, and Jeffrey Goines, the insane son of a famous scientist and virus expert.

Books with substantial mentioning of Twelve Monkeys
Jürgen Müller
Filme der 90er
Köln-London-Madrid-New York-Paris-Tokyo, 2001

Beth A. Fhaner and Christopher P. Scanlon (eds.)
Magill's Cinema Annual 1996, 15th Edition. A Survey of the Films of 1995
Detroit; New York; Toronto; London, 1996
Articles on Twelve Monkeys
Ryan Gilbey, Through the Looking Glass, in: Premiere (UK), nr. 40 (May), 1996 pp. 50-56
David Morgan, Extremities, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 1 (January), 1996 pp. 18-21
Nick James, Time and the Machine, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 4 (April), 1996 pp. 14-16
Reviews
Ryan Gilbey, Twelve Monkeys, in: Premiere (UK), nr. 40 (May), 1996 pp. 10-11
Philip Strick, 12 Monkeys, in: Sight & Sound, nr. 4 (April), 1996 pp. 56-57
Author:Ryan Gilbey
Title:Twelve Monkeys
in:
Magazine:Premiere (UK)
Nr.:40
Year:1996
Pp:10-11
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Author:Ryan Gilbey
Title:Through the Looking Glass
in:
Magazine:Premiere (UK)
Nr.:40
Year:1996
Pp:50-56
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Interview with: Terry Gilliam
Author:David Morgan
Title:Extremities
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:1
Year:1996
Pp:18-21
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Author:Nick James
Title:Time and the Machine
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:4
Year:1996
Pp:14-16
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Interview with: Terry Gilliam
Author:Philip Strick
Title:12 Monkeys
in:
Magazine:Sight & Sound
Nr.:4
Year:1996
Pp:56-57
Illustrations:  yes
Review of:   Twelve Monkeys (1995)



Twelve Monkeys
United States 1995

Directed by

Cast
Bill Raymond
Ernest Abuba
Christopher Meloni
Richard Stanley

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Year:1995
Running time:129 minutes 1
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Sight & Sound April nr. 4 1996


Country:United States
Language:English

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