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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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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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An army of civilized apes...A fortress of radiation-crazed super humans...Earth's final battle is about to begin - Beneath the atomic rubble of what was once the city of New York! See more »


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26 May 1970 (USA)  »

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Planet of the Apes Revisited  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Orson Welles was offered the role of General Ursus, which he turned down. Burt Reynolds was considered for the lead role of John Brent before James Franciscus was cast due to his resemblance to Charlton Heston. Don Medford agreed to direct the movie, but walked out after the budget was halved. See more »

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Taylor and Nova would have heard (and possibly seen) Brent's crash. See more »

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John Brent: [Dr. Zira pours a powder on Brent's wound] Ow! What is that damn stuff?
Dr. Zira: You wouldn't know if I told you. Just relax. Among other things, I'm a trained vet.
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Doomsday movie with old world technology but high-end impact!
15 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie may not compare to the "Planet of the Apes" movies released in recent years that show off great outfits, makeup or special effects. But it makes up with sincere intention and thought-provoking message for mankind.

I felt the story was much bigger than the stars Charlton Heston or James Franciscus who both looked like they only played a small part in delivering a lesson on how we can either prevent or bring about doomsday on ourself. Which is how it should be, the plot should always be the bigger star.

Again, great message but everything else didn't rise up much. The performances were just decent(James Franciscus was the best) and some of the scenes had no proper continuity from one to the other.

Verdict: Anyways, this movie takes you back to an old world charm you hardly find today, and something for your mind to chew on long after it's over.


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