R | | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Most of the actors took a pay cut just so they could get the chance to work with Terry Gilliam.
Jose - psst! Jose, what's going on?
Jose: Bad news, man
James Cole: Volunteers?
Jose: Yeah. And they said your name.
Jose: Hey, maybe they'll give you a pardon, man.
James Cole: Yeah, that's why none of the volunteers come back. They all get a pardon.
When Cole meets Jose at the airport, Jose's glasses are shiny; later, while both characters are on the stairs, the glasses are dull in order not to reflect the equipment.
The symbol of the 12 Monkeys provides the backdrop for the opening and closing credits.
$14,200,000 (USA) (7 January 1996)
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