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.
13 February 2005 | bob the moo
Imaginative, clever, engaging and very enjoyable one of the best sci-fi's I've seen
In the future humans exist underground, the surface having become uninhabitable due to the release of a virus years ...
In the 24-hour Hitchcock Theater, Kathryn transforms herself with a blonde wig. Alfred Hitchcock had a notorious obsession with blonde actresses in his films.
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.
Near the beginning of the film, Cole collects a cockroach as it crawls through the snow. Cockroaches aren't active in winter, and wouldn't be found crawling through snow. Also, the cockroach he picks up is a Madagascar hissing cockroach, not found in the US.
The symbol of the 12 Monkeys provides the backdrop for the opening and closing credits.
£1,320,430 (UK) (19 April 1996)
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