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.
When Cole wakes up in the future to the doctors singing "Blueberry Hill," the painting above him is "Valley of the Yosemite", by Albert Bierstadt.
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.
At about 50 minutes into the movie, Cole is caught then shown restrained on a gurney rolling down a hallway. He is struggling and surrounded by orderlies. They stop and Cole begins speaking to Dr. Railly. Cole completely stops struggling but a pony-tailed orderly restraining Cole's feet continues to act as if Cole is still struggling.
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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