The future is history
Cole (Willis) arrives at a mental hospital, claiming to be a time traveler from the year 2035. His mission: to save humanity from a killer virus that will devastate the future world population. A beautiful psychiatrist (Stowe) initially classifies Cole as delusional, but she soon joins him in an adventure that will take them to the limits of human comprehension. As they race to unravel the secret of the 12 Monkeys, their paths cross with a one-card-short-of-a-full-deck mental patient (Pitt) and a renowned scientist (Christopher Plummer). Before long, Cole begins to question his own sanity in a chaotic world that offers many questions but few answers.HD-DVD
Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has forced mankind into dank underground communities in the future. Along his travels he encounters a mental patient (Madeleine Stowe) and a mental patient, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, who may hold the key to a mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race with time.
"One of the year's very best films." —Dennis Cunningham, CBS News
Between sanity and madness, fantasy and reality, the past and the future, comes an adventure beyond imagination. Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe and Brad Pitt star in this brilliant sci-fi masterpiece from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of The Fisher King.
With unforgettable performances and imaginative special effects, 12 Monkeys is a modern-day classic laced with Gilliam's trademark wit and dazzling style.HD-DVD
This sci-fi masterpiece from the genius mind of Terry Gilliam is a modern-day classic.