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Deranged Brad Pitt faces hairless Bruce Willis.
Deranged Brad Pitt faces hairless Bruce Willis.

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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Psychological thriller, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Airplanes and airports, Dystopia, Doomsday film, Time travel, Future noir, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Mystery, DramaMain subject: time travel, time loop, epidemicRuntime: 127 - 131 minutesLanguage: English, FrenchCountry: United StatesFilming location: Baltimore, Montreal, PhiladelphiaDirector: Terry GilliamScreenwriter: David Peoples, Janet PeoplesBased on: La JetéeMusic: Paul BuckmasterCinematography: Roger PrattStars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, David Morse, Christopher Plummer, Christopher Meloni, Jon Seda, Rick Warner, Michael Chance, Joseph Melito Producer: Charles RovenStudio: Universal StudiosAwards won: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Brad Pitt)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Costume Design
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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12 Monkeys is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, and Brad Pitt, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. In 2013, Gilliam called it the second part of a dystopian satire trilogy begun with 1985's Brazil and concluded with 2013's The Zero Theorem. After Universal Studios acquired the rights to remake La Jetée as a full-length film, David and Janet Peoples were hired to write the script. Under Terry Gilliam's direction, Universal granted the filmmakers a US$29.5 million budget, and filming lasted from February to May 1995. The film was shot mostly in Philadelphia and Baltimore, where the story was set. The film was released to critical praise and grossed approximately US$168.8 million worldwide. Brad Pitt was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and won a Golden Globe for his performance. The film also won and was nominated for various categories at the Saturn Awards.


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