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12 Monkeys

Terry Gilliam, 1995

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Twelve Monkeys
Elizabeth Hand, 1995

NOVELIZATION

Twelve Monkeys is a movie novelization written by Elizabeth Hand in 1995 and based on the movie 12 Monkeys, directed by Terry Gilliam in 1995. The movie features Joseph Melito, Bruce Willis, Jon Seda, Michael Chance, Vernon Campbell, H. Michael Walls, and others.

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RATING

8

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Movie Poster: 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)

7.4

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Book Cover: Twelve Monkeys (Elizabeth Hand, 1995)

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Storyline

A deadly virus, released in 1996, wipes out almost all of humanity; survivors are forced to live underground. A group known as the Army of the Twelve Monkeys is believed to have released the virus. In 2035, James Cole is a prisoner living in a subterranean compound beneath the ruins of Philadelphia. Cole is selected to be trained and sent back in time to find the original virus to help scientists develop a cure.

Movie vs Book

Poster of 12 Monkeys, the 1995 movie by Terry Gilliam

Year

1995

Minutes

129

Movie Rate

8.00

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Movie

12 Monkeys

Original title: Twelve Monkeys

Country: USA

Year: 1995

Length: 2h9m

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Cover of Twelve Monkeys, the 1995 book by Elizabeth Hand

Year

1995

Pages

224

Book Rate

7.40

S: Goodreads

Book

Twelve Monkeys

Country: USA

First published in: 1995

Length: 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

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