Twelve Monkeys

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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When mental patient Bruce Willis is sent back in time to find information on a deadly virus that will destroy 5 billion human beings in 1996-1997, he mistakenly arrives in 1990. After explaining his plea to Madeleine Stowe, he is placed in a mental institution. In 1996, he kidnaps Stowe, using her to find the 12 Monkeys, a group of revolutionists that are planning to release the virus into select cities. But, he is wanted by the authorities for murder and kidnapping, plus he refuses to return to the future, because he is in love with Stowe.

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In the final scene in which a man is shot in the airport (part of this scene actually recurs throughout the movie), the psychiatrist woman leans over him to hold him as he dies. From one angle, he reaches up to her face and his hand is clean. In the next angle, his hand is covered in blood as he touches her face.

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Trivia

The director chose Bruce Willis for the part for his ability to bring certain emotional themes into the diehard movie. He wanted that, but he also made a list of "Bruce Willis Cliches" he didn't want in the movie, including the "Iron Blue stare"

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