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The Baltimore Sun

'12 Monkeys' (1995) starring Bruce Willis

Crisis conditions: Earth's surface is deemed uninhabitable after a deadly virus outbreak, so survivors create a new life underground. The hero's journey: In a world where time travel exists, a convicted criminal (Willis) returns to the past to collect information on the virus in exchange for pardon, while struggling with his sanity. The look: Baldness, shearling-lined trench. Weapon(s) of choice: Knowledge of the future and government intel.

Phillip Caruso