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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

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Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent's search for Taylor, he finds that the planet is run by a barbaric race of English speaking apes, whose mission is in part to annihilate the human race. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent has to figure out a way to save ... Written by Huggo

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The bizarre world you met in 'Planet of the Apes' was only the beginning... What lies beneath may be the end! See more »


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26 May 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planet of the Apes Revisited  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Despite the original being a significant success, the budget was slashed for this sequel. It went from $5 million to $2.5 million in one fell swoop. This was mainly due to 20th Century Fox teetering on the brink of bankruptcy following some majorly expensive failures, such as Hello, Dolly! (1969), Star! (1968) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) The recruiting of Ted Post as director was instrumental here as he was used to minimal budgets and shortened schedules from his work on television. See more »

Goofs

When Brent and Nova are caught in a net by apes (at around 30 mins), they are clearly seen wearing body-colored loafers on their feet. See more »

Quotes

John Brent: That thing out there, an atomic bomb... is your god?
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Crazy Credits

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Action-Packed Worthy Sequel
7 January 2001 | by (Houston,TX) – See all my reviews

Very high quality sequel to the original. No, it was not quite as good as the original but the performances and the story were both strong. Just watched it on DVD and forgot about how creepy the underground mutant people were. Especially when they were chanting to their "god". James Franciscus gave a very good performance and Linda Harrison is simply HOT! The ending was a little too abrupt but the movie is well worth seeing and owning on DVD.


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