12 Monkeys


2h 10m 1995

Brief Synopsis

The year is 2035 and humankind subsists in a desolate netherworld following the eradication of 99% of the Earth's population, a holocaust that makes the planet's surface uninhabitable, and mankind's destiny uncertain. A desperate group of scientists secure a reluctant volunteer, Cole, to embark on a

Film Details

Also Known As
12 apornas armé, Doce monos, Twelve Monkeys
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

The year is 2035 and humankind subsists in a desolate netherworld following the eradication of 99% of the Earth's population, a holocaust that makes the planet's surface uninhabitable, and mankind's destiny uncertain. A desperate group of scientists secure a reluctant volunteer, Cole, to embark on a dangerous mission back to the year 1996, where they hope he can help unravel this apocalyptic nightmare before it completely erases humanity from the planet. When Cole arrives in 1996, he meets Jeffrey Goines, the unstable son of a renowned scientist, and Dr. Kathryn Railly, a psychiatrist and author whose initial alarm over his prophetic warnings of the world's fate soon turns to conviction, and she comes to believe that mankind may indeed be doomed. While also questioning his own sanity, Cole struggles with Railly to unravel the mystery with his only two clues: a haunting childhood memory and a series of puzzling symbols from a group known only as The Army of the Twelve Monkeys.

Crew

David Acord

Special Effects

G. A. Aguilar

Stunts

Sandy Alexander

Stunts

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Monica Anderson

Assistant Editor

Alex Applefeld

Video Assist/Playback

Kathleen Ash

Assistant Location Manager

Ron Ashmore

Other

Mick Audsley

Editor

Marilyn Bailey

Script Supervisor

Richard Bain

Visual Effects

Howard Baral

Post-Production Accountant

Valerie Bartlett

Other

Kate Bartoldus

On-Set Dresser

Christina Bartolucci

Hair

David Beach

On-Set Dresser

Jeffrey Beecroft

Production Designer

Elizabeth Bell

On-Set Dresser

Andrew Bernstein

Assistant Director

Christina Beveridge

Hairdresser

Rhett Bloomquiet

Grip

Sally Boccella

On-Set Dresser

Martin Body

Visual Effects

Mick Boggis

Rerecording

Thomas Boguski

Assistant Production Coordinator

Victoria Boydell

Assistant Editor

Shelly Brett

Special Thanks To

Stephen W Bridgewater

Other

Alex Brown

Production Assistant

Paul Buckmaster

Music

Paul Buckmaster

Music Arranger

Hermione Byrt

Assistant Editor

Paul Carr

Special Thanks To

Jan Carroll

Projectionist

Phillip V Caruso

Photography

Penny Causer

Titles

Robert Cavallo

Executive Producer

David Cecil

Electrician

Nick Church

Advisor

Robin Clarke

Music Editor

Jim Clubb

Animal Trainer

Matt Codd

Production

Melissa "stanley" Cohen

Assistant Production Coordinator

Trevor Collins

Negative Cutting

Andrew Conner

Electrician

Joseph T Conway

On-Set Dresser

Ray Cooper

Special Thanks To

John Copeman

Stunts

Paul Couch

Stunts

Catherine Councill

Special Thanks To

Simon Cozens

Assistant Sound Editor

John Craigmile

Accountant

Ted Criswell

Medic

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Richard D Curry

Driver

Steve Cutmore

Visual Effects

Lucy Darwin

Post-Production Coordinator

Deborah Dasher

Post-Production Accountant

F Dale Davis

On-Set Dresser

Chad Doherty

Other

Tim Downs

Production Assistant

Richard Doy

Cgi Artist

Liz Dykhouse

Assistant Production Accountant

Stephen J Eads

Assistant

Mark Egerton

Associate Producer

Mark Egerton

Assistant Director

Dr. Burr S Eichelman

Special Thanks To

Scott Elias

Location Manager

Dodson Elliot

Production Assistant

E J Evans

Stunts

Jennie Evans

Sound Editor

Steve Ewing

Construction Coordinator

Robert Farr

Special Thanks To

Graham Farrow

Music

Bill Fielder

Electrician

George Figgs

Projectionist

Chuck Finch

Lighting Technician

Michael Finnegan

Grip

Doug Forrest

Visual Effects

Glen Foster

Carpenter

Lisbeth Fouse

Assistant

Carole French

Craft Service

Rodney G French

Best Boy

Keith Fulton

Special Thanks To

Timothy Galvin

Assistant Art Director

Rick Gamez

Props

Dan Gane

Assistant Editor

Vincent Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

William Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

Kack Gerbes

Special Thanks To

Susan Gish

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marissa Giunta

Casting Associate

Alan G. Glazer

Assistant

Ben Goldberg

On-Set Dresser

Emily Goodman

Visual Effects

Jim Goodman

Visual Effects

Wes Goodwin

Carpenter

Chad Graves

Assistant

Diane Greaves

Foley Artist

Thomas Grecco

Other

Kevin Greene

Accountant

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Dr. Laszlo Gyulai

Special Thanks To

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Celia Haining

Apprentice

Pam Hall

Production Assistant

Solita Hanna

Production Assistant

Russell Hardee

Special Effects

Douglas Harlocker

Property Master

Damien Harrer

Production

Joseph Hawkins

Driver

James Healy

Special Effects

Mikie Heilbrun

Casting Associate

William F Hennessy

On-Set Dresser

Ellen Hillers

Other

Robert Holtzman

Other

Kent Houston

Visual Effects Supervisor

Russell Hurlburt

Special Effects

Meg Hyatt

Props Assistant

Kevin Ishioka

Assistant Art Director

Terry Jackson

Stunt Man

Ronald Jaynes

Stunts

Chuck Jeffreys

Stunts

Casey Jirgal

Best Boy Grip

Peter Joly

Sound Editor

Bill Jones

Grip

Ernie Karpeles

Animal Trainer

Jim Kelley

On-Set Dresser

Ian C Kelly

Video Assist/Playback

Lara Kelly

Art Department Coordinator

Sean Kelly

Stunts

Mark Kendig

Carpenter

Peggy Khoury

Other

Yvonne King

On-Set Dresser

Jay Klein

On-Set Dresser

Paul Kocar

Special Effects

William Kohout

Hair Stylist

Suzanne Koneful

Production Assistant

Robert Kosberg

Executive Producer

Thomas F Lappin

Camera Assistant

Bob Laprell

Assistant Art Director

Bob Lapress

Construction Coordinator

Reg Larkman

Special Thanks To

Hoang Le

Carpenter

Hoang Le

Other

Mike Lemon

Casting

Gary Levinsohn

Executive Producer

Craig Heston Ligget

Rigging Gaffer

Steve Litecky

Lighting

Thomas Lockey

Special Effects

David Lomax

Stunts

Danny Longhurst

Dialogue Editor

Ted Lubonvich

Carpenter

Scott Maginnis

Assistant Property Master

Paul Maiello

Carpenter

Marina Marit

Costumes

Chris Marker

Story By

Theresa L Marsh

Assistant Production Accountant

Steve E Martin

Stunts

Peter Maxwell

Rerecording

Matt Mcanany

On-Set Dresser

Emily Mcgovern

Production Assistant

Patrick Mcgrath

Dolly Grip

Jay Meagher

Sound Mixer

Joe Mercurio

Special Effects

Anna Mewbourne

Assistant Location Manager

Charles Miller

Unit Manager Assistant

Erin Miller

Apprentice

Matt Miller

Grip

Michael Wayne Miller

Key Grip

John Mills

On-Set Dresser

Paul Minitello

Other

Larry Misselhorn

Other

Shirley Montefusco

Special Effects Supervisor

Vincent Montefusco

Mechanical Special Effects

Joy Moody

Assistant

Terry Morse

Other

Elena Moscatt

Craft Service

Cynthia Neilson

Stunts

Phil Neilson

Stunts

Phil Neilson

Stunt Coordinator

Norm Nelson

Other

Elizabeth J Nevin

Production Coordinator

Peter Norman

Camera Operator

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Charles Olins

Music Producer

Tim Ollive

Cgi Artist

Hans Orff

Special Thanks To

Terri Ostrow

Assistant

Chris Panton

Visual Effects

Philip A Patterson

Assistant Director

Clive Pendry

Rerecording

David Peoples

Screenplay

Janet Peoples

Screenplay

Louis Pepe

Special Thanks To

Lloyd Phillips

Unit Production Manager

Lloyd Phillips

Coproducer

Lance Phox

Best Boy

Sharon Pickenson

Special Thanks To

Scott Pina

Carpenter

Film Details

Also Known As
12 apornas armé, Doce monos, Twelve Monkeys
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Award Nominations

Best Costume Design

1995
Julie Weiss

Best Supporting Actor

1995
Brad Pitt

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 27, 1995

Wide Release in United States January 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 9, 1996

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States February 1996

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1996.

Inspired by Chris Marker's classic short "La Jetee" (France/1962).

Completed shooting May 6, 1995.

Began shooting February 8, 1995.

"Twelve Monkeys" marks the first feature collaboration for husband and wife co-scripters, David and Janet Peoples; David's most well-known works include "Blade Runner" (1982/USA), "Leviathan" (1989/USA), and "Unforgiven" (1992/USA).

Released in United States Winter December 27, 1995 (NY)

Wide Release in United States January 5, 1996

Released in United States on Video July 9, 1996

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown in New York City (American Museum of the Moving Image) as part of program "Fairy Tales For Adults: A Terry Gilliam Retrospective" January 6-21, 1996.)

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 15-26, 1996.)