MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 37,877 this week

The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996)

Video  -  Documentary  -  November 1996 (UK)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 740 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

Directors:

,
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Unbroken: An interview with Angelina Jolie

IMDb's Arno Kazarian chats with Angelina Jolie about working with cinematographer Roger Deakins and harnessing Jack O'Connell's fire

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 29 Sep 2010
 
a list of 41 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 27 Sep 2011
 
a list of 97 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 78 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (Video 1996)

The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (Video 1996) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.

Director: Sami Saif
Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A Documentary on the '1985' film: Return to Oz (1985).

Director: Gabe Rodriguez
Stars: John Fricke, Jeanette Furevig, Crystal Gonzales
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly
Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
The Outsider (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Stars: Woody Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Neve Campbell
12 Monkeys (TV Series 2014)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery

Follows the journey of a time traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to locate and eradicate the source of a deadly plague that will eventually decimate the human race.

Stars: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando
Burned Wings (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Directors: Zheng Kuo, Sun Yang
Stars: Ma Baojun, Lipstick Chan, Liu Chao
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An assistant district attorney works with a detective to catch a serial killer who uses traps to lure his victims.

Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper
Stars: Amanda Schull, Michael Nouri, Coby Ryan McLaughlin
Overnight (2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith
Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast. This feature also includes the original screen tests of some of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Werner
Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando
Adventure

An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.

Director: Terry Gilliam
Stars: Jack O'Connell, John Hurt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keith Fulton ...
Narrator (voice)
Dorothea Braemer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Kristi Connors ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Ken Haas ...
Additional Voices (voice)
John Haralambous ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Daniel Hardt ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Hering ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Meg Knowles ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Kuetemeyer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Karin Morris ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Birgitte Mortensen ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael O'Reilly ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Christopher Sapienza ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Anula Shetty ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Brad Thoennes ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

November 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Hamster Faktor und andere Twelve Monkeys Geschichten  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to a production issue in Twelve Monkeys (1995), where a hamster in a hamster exercise wheel was used as part of the set decoration. When the hamster refused to perform at the appropriate time, production was halted, causing a relatively simple scene (less than 10 seconds of screen time) to take almost an entire day to film. See more »

Quotes

Mick Audsley: Art is working on something till you like it, then leaving it that way.
See more »

Connections

References Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto for Violin and Percussion
By Jacques Loussier
Performed by Jean-Pierre Wallez (violin) and The Prague Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Note Productions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A step above other "making of" documentaries.
29 June 2003 | by (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

Most "making of" documentaries are little more than puff pieces in which the director and lead actors bs about what a wonderful experience it was to make the film and why you should go see it. The Hamster Factor is quite a bit different. Fulton and Pepe were brought on as "witnesses" rather than promoters. The documentary is refreshingly honest about the process including the moments of doubt, the temporary loss of vision, the angst following test screenings and the eventual success of the movie. The Hamster Factor also does a better job at describing the technical details of how the film gets made from pre-production debates in bare-walled offices with distressed office furniture, to on-location production to editing in bare-walled offices with distressed office furniture.


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Hamster Factor hooligan13

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?