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Title:
Twelve monkeys
Author:
Gilliam, Terry.
Publication Information:
[Universal City, Calif.] : Universal Home Video, 1998.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Cole travels into the past to retrieve samples of a virus so a cure can be designed. He meets a psychiatrist and a mental patient in his search for the Army of the Twelve Monkeys.
General Note:
Inspired by the film "La jetée" written by Chris Marker.

Originally released as motion picture in 1995.

Reformatted to fit a TV screen.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R.
Added Uniform Title:
Jetée (Motion picture)
ISBN:
9780783226088
Format :
DVD

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Kenmore Library DVD 739 Adult DVD Audio Visual
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Between sanity & madness, fantasy & reality, the past & the future comes an adventure beyond imagination.


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An intense film about time travel, this sci-fi entry was directed by Terry Gilliam, a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python. The film stars Bruce Willis as James Cole, a prisoner of the state in the year 2035 who can earn parole if he agrees to travel back in time and thwart a devastating plague. The virus has wiped out most of the Earth's population and the remainder live underground because the air is poisonous. Returning to the year 1990, six years before the start of the plague, Cole is soon imprisoned in a psychiatric facility because his warnings sound like mad ravings. There he meets a scientist named Dr. Kathryn Railly (Madeleine Stowe) and Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt), the mad son of an eminent virologist (Christopher Plummer). Cole is returned by the authorities to the year 2035, and finally ends up at his intended destination in 1996. He kidnaps Dr. Railly in order to enlist her help in his quest. Cole discovers graffiti by an apparent animal rights group called the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, but as he delves into the mystery, he hears voices, loses his bearings, and doubts his own sanity. He must figure out if Goines, who seems to be a raving lunatic, holds the key to the puzzle. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi


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