Questions tagged [12-monkeys-1995]

12 Monkeys is a 1995 film in which a convict is sent back in time to gather information about a man-made virus that wiped out most of the population. In 2015, the film was adapted into a television series of the same name; use [12-monkeys-2015] for questions about the series.

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In the movie Twelve Monkeys (1995), why couldn't James Cole change the past and still be the one who “gave the idea” of the disease to the antagonist?

While I was watching, the James Cole repeatedly says that he couldn't change the past "because he didn't" (so because it was determined or something like that). And yet, when he is in the past, he ...
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In “12 Monkeys”, why were the scientists who sent Bruce Willis back in time so weird?

Remember they did some weird song, and they put all these different sized TVs in front of Bruce Willis? And remember the things they were saying, etc? I didn't see any explanation in the story, and ...
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How do they return to their own time in Twelve Monkeys?

In the film Twelve Monkeys, they show Cole traveling back to the past but not how he returns to his time. Is the process ever explained?
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Who or what is the voice Cole hears and calling him as “Bob” in Twelve Monkeys?

In Twelve Monkeys, Cole hears someone who calls him as "Bob"... He hears him in the past and also in the future... Who or what is he?