James Cole
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James Cole (Character)
from Twelve Monkeys (1995)

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James Cole is a convict that lives in the year 2035, who reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to 1996 to gather information about the origin of an epidemic that destroyed 99% of the worlds population. He is sent back in time to find information on the deadly virus that will destroy 5,000,000,000 members of the human race in 1996-1997, he mistakenly arrives in 1990. After explaining his plea to Dr. Kathryn Railly, he is placed in a mental institution. In 1996, he kidnaps Railly, using her to find the 12 Monkeys, a group of revolutionists that are planning to release the virus into select cities. But, he is wanted by the authorities for murder and kidnapping, plus he refuses to return to the future; because he is in love with Railly. He is known to have a short temper and injures, if not kill, people in his way. James also has a recurring dream throughout the film, that actually is an event he witnessed as a child; his own death.

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