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

Video  |   |  Documentary  |  November 1996 (UK)
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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)


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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 ...
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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)


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

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Release Date:

November 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Hamster Faktor und andere Twelve Monkeys Geschichten  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Mick Audsley: Art is working on something till you like it, then leaving it that way.
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Features Twelve Monkeys (1995) See more »


Concerto for Violin and Percussion
By Jacques Loussier
Performed by Jean-Pierre Wallez (violin) and The Prague Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Note Productions
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Takes away the glamour of movie making
11 January 2000 | by (tacoma, WA) – See all my reviews

This documentary does a good job of showing the true face of the movie industry. It takes away all of the glamour and ease that many of general public attach to movie making.

It is also put together exceptionally well. There are lots of shots that the existence of seems almost impossible.

For those interested in what the film industry is really like - this is a very insightful documentary.

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