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Planet of the Apes

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An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Who Stars in Planet of the Apes

Charlton Heston
George Taylor

Charlton Heston

Roddy McDowall
Cornelius

Roddy McDowall

Kim Hunter
Zira

Kim Hunter

Maurice Evans
Dr. Zaius

Maurice Evans

James Daly
Dr. Honorious

James Daly

Linda Harrison
Nova

Linda Harrison


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Review for Planet of the Apes

Author: tmdb29300086

*SPOILERS BELOW* I frst saw this film on its first run on CBS. I was in junior high and a hard core sci-fi fan. I was hooked from the first scene. Written by the late great Rod Serling based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, the story is very engaging. After we are introduced to an ANSA Mission Commander named Colonel Taylor, we are treated to a roller-coaster type sequence as we see the re-entry and crash of Taylor's ship subjectively; as if we were aboard her. The abandon ship scenes are still impressive even by today's standards. It's very easy to believe we are seeing a real spacecraft crashed in the water. The next sequence basically establishes Taylor's personality. To be blunt, he is an arrogant jerk. He mentions hoping to find something better than Man. In a literal casr of "Be careful what you wish for", he spends the rest of the film trying to prove the opposite. After he and his two crew members encounter a tribe of wild, mute humans, the sci-fi element takes on a horror flavor as a terrifying horn sounds. We are then introduced to the higher lifeforms of the planet which happen to be apes. The hunting sequences are both exciting and disturbing. As we are familiarized with the film's antagonists, we get a bit of comedy relief as we hear Julius, the zoo-keeper say "Human see, human do" The simian characters are all wonderfully written and acted. I had heard many times about the ending, but actually seeing Miss Liberty half buried and weathered like that was still a shock. CBS edited Heston's agonized reaction to merely "DAMN YOU!!". I didn't hear the uncut version until I rented it on VHS about 2 decades later when I got my first VCR. The new Apes films are well made but I will always prefer this one. I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it.


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Production

APJAC Productions

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Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1968-02-07

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 52 mins

Budget
$ 5,800,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 33,395,426.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 27,595,426.00 (Estimated in USA)

Homepage
http://www.foxmovies.com/movies/planet-of-the-apes

Genres
Science Fiction Adventure Drama Action

Keywords
human evolution gorilla bondage space marine chimp slavery space travel time travel dystopia apocalypse astronaut ape human subjugation


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