In this sci-fi masterpiece, Cole (Brue Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus. Along his travels, he encounters a psychiatrist (Madeleine Stow) and a mental patient, brilliantly portrayed by Brad Pitt, who may hold the key to the mysterious Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease. Believing he can obtain a pure virus sample in order to find a cure in the future, he is met with one riddle after another that puts him in a race for time.
Simon is a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government’s new “unbreakable” code. This skill renders the new billion-dollar secret code vulnerable, especially if enemies of the United States should learn of Simon’s abilities and capture him. Program chief Nick Kudrow (Alec Baldwin) orders the “security threat” eliminated, but Kudrow hasn’t counted on renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis) getting involved. As they are trailed by deadly assassins, Jeffries quickly realizes that no one can be trusted. Now time is running out, and he discovers his only hope for survival is using Simon’s special ability to bring their adversaries to justice.
Bruce Willis is a ruthless assassin, known only as the Jackal, who has been hired to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. In order to track down this coldblooded killer and prevent the hit, the FBI’s Deputy Director (Sidney Poitier) and a Russian intelligence officer (Diane Venora) enlist the aid of an imprisoned Irish terrorist (Richard Gere). These unlikely allies enter a global race against the clock to stop the mysterious mercenary before he can complete his deadly assignment.