• Publication date: October 29, 2013

Twelve Monkeys

A man travels into the past to protect the planet from biological warfare.

  • Publication date: October 29, 2013

Twelve Monkeys

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 1995

MBC Max:

September 29, 2016 20:00 (KSA) ~ September 29, 2016 19:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) In 1996 a plague sweeps the planet, wiping out billions of men and women.  The few humans that remain have moved beneath the earth's surface.  Scientists believe the disease was launched by an international terrorist organization dubbed 'The Twelve Monkeys.' 

James Cole (Bruce Willis) is a convict sent back into time who is ordered to thwart the group's plans.  A mistake sends him back to 1990 rather than 1996 however, and his outrageous claims of future apocalypse land him in a mental institution.  Ironically, the doctor responsible for his institutionalization will later become his fiercest ally.

Twelve Monkeys won a Golden Globe and was nominated for two Oscars and an MTV Movie Award.  The picture earned an impressive $169 million internationally, more than five times its budget.


  • Bruce Willis
  • Madeleine Stowe
  • Brad Pitt
  • Christopher Plummer