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Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

G | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 July 1971 (UK)
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The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writers:

Paul Dehn, Pierre Boulle (based upon characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Cornelius
Kim Hunter ... Zira
Bradford Dillman ... Dr. Lewis Dixon
Natalie Trundy ... Dr. Stephanie Branton
Eric Braeden ... Dr. Otto Hasslein
William Windom ... The President
Sal Mineo ... Milo
Albert Salmi ... E-1
Jason Evers ... E-2
John Randolph ... Chairman
Harry Lauter ... General Winthrop
M. Emmet Walsh ... Aide
Roy Glenn ... Lawyer (as Roy E. Glenn Sr.)
Peter Forster ... Cardinal
Norman Burton ... Army Officer
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Storyline

Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face fear and persecution similar to what Taylor and Brent suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret of the Planet of the Apes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$12,348,905

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,348,905
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This marked Kim Hunter's third time playing Zira, making her the only actor to play the same character in three films in the original "Planet of the Apes" series. See more »

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The ship the apes arrive in has no engines or tail section as it did in the first film (it was under water) or Brent's in the second one (it was burnt up).This is because the ships were designed to land on their destination planet, then lift off again. Once back in Earth orbit, the rear section is automatically jettisoned before re-entry. See more »

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Helicopter pilot: Red Baron Control. Red Baron Five. Orbiting southeast corner of sector Alpha Charlie. We've spotted what appears to be a spacecraft just outside the surf line. Alert rescue. Advise we can remain on station for 45 minutes and we'll squawk 7700 for a radar fix.
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my 2nd favourite in the McDowell ape films
4 January 2014 | by veryape-887-913905See all my reviews

This is the 3rd chapter in the McDowell ape films this 1971 film stars Roddy McDowell, Kim Hunter & Bradford Dillman. Roddy McDowell & Kim Hunter continue their roles as Cornelius and Zira in this film they travel to present day at first they are feared and imprisoned but at their court hearing they become sensations where they are taken from the zoo to a 5 star hotel, they are wined and dined and treated like celebrities until Zira falls pregnant then they have to fight for their lives but they have the help of Dillman and his colleague Natalie Trundy. A good entry to the ape saga much better then the 2nd one beneath the planet of the apes but for me the stand-out in the series is the 1968 classic Planet of the apes.

***/*****


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