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12 Monkeys Quotes

12 Monkeys is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . 12 Monkeys completed its run in 1970.

It features Charles Roven as producer, Paul Buckmaster in charge of musical score, and Roger Pratt (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

12 Monkeys is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of 12 Monkeys is 129 minutes long. 12 Monkeys is distributed by Universal Studios.

The cast includes: Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines, Bruce Willis as James Cole, Carol Florence as Astrophysicist, David Morse as Dr. Peters, Jon Seda as Jose, Christopher Plummer as Dr. Leland Goines, Bob Adrian as Geologist, and Bill Raymond as Microbiologist.

12 Monkeys Quotes

Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines

  • (Brad Pitt) "When I was institutionalized, my brain was studied exhaustively in the guise of mental health. I was interrogated, I was x-rayed, I was examined thoroughly."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes. Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, 10 years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to; to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I'm ever gonna do before I know it myself. How's that?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Who cares what psychiatrists write on walls?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "There's the television. It's all right there; all right there. Look, listen, kneel, pray. Commercials. We're not productive anymore. We don't make things anymore. It's all automated. What are we for then? We're consumers, Jim. Yeah. Okay, okay. Buy a lot of stuff, you're a good citizen. But if you don't buy a lot of stuff, if you don't, what are you then, I ask you? What? Mentally ill. Fact, Jim, fact; if you don't buy things; toilet paper, new cars, computerized yo-yos, electrically-operated sexual devices, stereo systems with brain-implanted headphones, screwdrivers with miniature built-in radar devices, voice-activated computers --"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Telephone call? Telephone call? That's communication with the outside world. Doctor's discretion. Nuh-uh. Look, hey; all of these nuts could just make phone calls, they could spread insanity, oozing through telephone cables, oozing into the ears of all these poor sane people, infecting them. Wackos everywhere, plague of madness."
  • (L.J. Washington) "I don't really come from outer space."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Oh. L. J. Washington. He doesn't really come from outer space."
  • (L.J. Washington) "Don't mock me my friend. It's a condition of mental divergence. I find myself on the planet Ogo, part of an intellectual elite, preparing to subjugate the barbarian hordes on Pluto. But even though this is a totally convincing reality for me in every way, nevertheless Ogo is actually a construct of my psyche. I am mentally divergent, in that I am escaping certain unnamed realities that plague my life here. When I stop going there, I will be well. Are you also divergent, friend?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Do you realize where he thinks he comes from?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "You know what crazy is? Crazy is majority rules. Take germs, for example."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Germs?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Uh-huh. In the eighteenth century, no such thing, nada, nothing. No one ever imagined such a thing. No sane person, anyway. Ah. Ah. Along comes this doctor, uh, uh, uh, Semmelweis, Semmelweis. Semmelweis comes along. He's trying to convince people, well, other doctors mainly, that's there's these teeny tiny invisible bad things called germs that get into your body and make you sick. Ah? He's trying to get doctors to wash their hands. What is this guy? Crazy? Teeny, tiny, invisible? What do you call it? Uh-uh, germs? Huh? What? Now, cut to the 20th century. Last week, as a matter of fact, before I got dragged into this hellhole. I go in to order a burger in this fast food joint, and the guy drops it on the floor. Jim, he picks it up, he wipes it off, he hands it to me like it's all OK. "What about the germs?" I say. He says, "I don't believe in germs. Germs is just a plot they made up so they can sell you disinfectants and soaps." Now he's crazy, right? See?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Ah. Ah. There's no right, there's no wrong, there's only popular opinion. You -- you -- you believe in germs, right?"
  • (Brad Pitt) "Get out of my chair."
  • (Brad Pitt) "You are a total nutcase, completely deranged, delusional, paranoid. Your thought process is all f***ed up. Your information train is jammed, man."
  • (Brad Pitt) "There was this guy, and he was always requesting shows that had already played. Yes. No. You have to tell her before. He couldn't quite grasp the idea that the charge nurse couldn't make it be yesterday. She couldn't turn back time, thank you, Einstein. Now, he was nuts. He was a fruitcake, Jim."
  • (Brad Pitt) "-- and if you forget one thing, I will have you shaved, sterilized, and destroyed."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Sorry. Uh, sorry. I, I, I got a little agitated. The thought of, uh, escape had crossed my mind, and then suddenly; suddenly; suddenly I felt like bending the f***ing bars back, and ripping out the god**** window frames and eating them; yes, eating them. Leaping, leaping, leaping. Colonics for everyone. All right. You dumbasses. I'm a mental patient. I'm supposed to act out. Wait'll you morons find out who I am. My father's gonna be really upset, and when my father gets upset, the ground SHAKES. My father is God. I worship my father."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Why don't we forget about my psychiatrist and concentrate on the task at hand?"

Bruce Willis as James Cole

  • (Bruce Willis) "I'm here about some monkeys."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Monkeys?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "Monkeys. Yes. Twelve of them."
  • (Bruce Willis) "I am insane. And you are my insanity."
  • (Bruce Willis) "1996 is the past too, listen to me."
  • (Bruce Willis) "What I --"
  • (Bruce Willis) "-- what I need to do is make a telephone call. I can straighten this all out if I can make a telephone call."
  • (Dr. Owen Fletcher) "Who would you call? Who would straighten everything out?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "The scientists. They'll want to know they sent me to the wrong time."
  • (Bruce Willis) "I can leave a voice mail message that they monitor from the present."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Can I just make one telephone call please?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "Oh, wouldn't it be great if I was crazy? Then the world would be okay."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "Wh-wh-where are we going?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "Philadelphia."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "That's more than a hundred miles. We can't --"
  • (Bruce Willis) "That's why I can't walk there."
  • (Bruce Willis) "I remember being afraid for that little boy. All alone, down that well, not knowing if anybody's going to get him out. First time I was ever really afraid when I was a kid."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "What do you mean, when you were a kid?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "Never mind. It's just a prank, a hoax. That boy's hiding in a barn."
  • (Bruce Willis) "This is how they find us, by our teeth."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "If you don't turn yourself over to the police, they're going to, to kill you, then they're going to shoot me too because I'm going to be the accessory to murder."
  • (Bruce Willis) "You're all gonna die."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "Nobody is going to die. You're not going to save the world, okay? You're delusional. You've made all this up out of bits and pieces in your head."
  • (Bruce Willis) "No."
  • (Dr. Kathryn Railly) "Yes. Let me give you an example. You know Jeffrey Goines. You were both patients at County Hospital at the same time."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Jeffrey Goines was a fruitcake."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Jose; psst. Jose, what's going on?"
  • (Jon Seda) "Bad news, man"
  • (Bruce Willis) "Volunteers?"
  • (Jon Seda) "Yeah. And they said your name."
  • (Jon Seda) "Hey, maybe they'll give you a pardon, man."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Yeah, that's why none of the volunteers come back. They all get a pardon."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Look at them. They're just asking for it. Maybe the human race deserves to be wiped out."
  • (Brad Pitt) "Wiping out the human race? That's a great idea. That's great. But more of a long-term thing. I mean, first we have to focus on more immediate goals."
  • (Bruce Willis) "I'm looking for the Army of the Twelve Monkeys."
  • (Louie) "Where'd they send you?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "1990."
  • (Louie) "'90. How was it? Good drugs? Lots of p*****? Hey, Bob, you do the job? You find out the big info? Army of the 12 Monkeys?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "I was supposed to be 1996."
  • (Louie) "Science ain't an exact science with these clowns but, they're getting better. You're lucky you didn't end up in ancient Egypt."
  • (Bruce Willis) "I want the future to be unknown. I want to become a whole person."
  • (Bruce Willis) "She's not honey babe, she's a doctor. My psychiatrist. Understand?"
  • (Charlie the Hotel Clerk) "Whatever gets it up for you, Jack."
  • (Bruce Willis) "This is a place for crazy people. I'm not crazy."
  • (Dr. Owen Fletcher) "We don't use the term "crazy," Mr. Cole."
  • (Bruce Willis) "Well, you've got some real nuts here."

Christopher Plummer as Dr. Leland Goines

  • (Christopher Plummer) "My God, Jeffrey. You truly are insane."
  • (Brad Pitt) "No I'm not."

Bob Adrian as Geologist

  • (Bob Adrian) "What did you do with you time Cole? Did you waste it on drugs? Women?"
  • (Bruce Willis) "They forced me to take drugs."
  • (Bill Raymond) "Forced you? Why would someone force you to take drugs?"

Carol Florence as Astrophysicist

  • (Carol Florence) "You might say that we're the next endangered species; human beings."
  • (David Morse) "I think you're right ma'am. I think you've hit the nail on the head."
  • (Carol Florence) "Jones is my name."
  • (Carol Florence) "I'm in insurance."

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