Top 4 12 Monkeys Movie Facts

Following is our collection of 12 Monkeys facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of 12 Monkeys film message.

There are 12 beds arranged in a circle containing 12 patients of the mental hospital, which is the same pattern of the Army of the 12 Monkeys logo.

12 Monkeys Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 13 - James Cole remembers watching Vertigo (1958) as a kid. The scene being shown is also paid homage to in La Jet?e (1962), the short film 12 Monkeys is based on.
    James Cole remembers watching Vertigo (1958) as a kid. The scene being shown is also paid homage to in La Jet?e (1962), the short film 12 Monkeys is based on.
  • 13 - Brad Pitt's character being wealthy is foreshadowed by the shoes he's wearing when he is introduced.
    Brad Pitt's character being wealthy is foreshadowed by the shoes he's wearing when he is introduced.
  • 13 - Cole (Bruce Willis) dismisses Dr. Railly after he killed a man saying, "All I see are dead people." Later on in The Sixth Sense (1999), Bruce Willis would star opposite Haley-Joel Osment whose character, named Cole, confesses to Malcolm (Willis) saying, "I see dead people."
    Cole (Bruce Willis) dismisses Dr. Railly after he killed a man saying, "All I see are dead people." Later on in The Sixth Sense (1999), Bruce Willis would star opposite Haley-Joel Osment whose character, named Cole, confesses to Malcolm (Willis) saying, "I see dead people."
12 Monkeys poster
12 Monkeys poster

12 Monkeys Plot

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.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of 12 Monkeys. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Terry Gilliam
Stars Joseph Melito, Bruce Willis, Jon Seda, Michael Chance
IMDB score 8.0