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Director:
Writers:
Paul Dehn (story) and
Mort Abrahams (story) ...
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Release Date:
26 May 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The bizarre world you met in 'Planet of the Apes' was only the beginning... What lies beneath may be the end! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Franciscus ... Brent

Kim Hunter ... Zira

Maurice Evans ... Dr. Zaius

Linda Harrison ... Nova

Paul Richards ... Mendez

Victor Buono ... Fat Man

James Gregory ... Ursus

Jeff Corey ... Caspay

Natalie Trundy ... Albina

Thomas Gomez ... Minister
David Watson ... Cornelius
Don Pedro Colley ... Ongaro
Tod Andrews ... Skipper

Gregory Sierra ... Verger
Eldon Burke ... Gorilla Sgt.
Lou Wagner ... Lucius

Charlton Heston ... Taylor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Army Archerd ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Edward Bach ... Picket (uncredited)
James Bacon ... Ape (uncredited)
Stan Barrett ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Angelina Bauer ... Chimp Protestor (uncredited)
Erlynn Mary Botelho ... Ape (uncredited)
Dick Bullock ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Bruce Fleischer ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Ending Voiceover (voice) (uncredited)

Roddy McDowall ... Cornelius (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hank Robinson ... Bomb Worshipper (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Post 
 
Writing credits
Paul Dehn (story) and
Mort Abrahams (story)

Pierre Boulle (characters created by)

Paul Dehn (screenplay)

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leonard Rosenman 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Marion Rothman 
 
Art Direction by
William J. Creber  (as William Creber)
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott 
Sven Wickman 
 
Costume Design by
Morton Haack (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
John Chambers .... creative makeup designer
Edith Lindon .... hair styling
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Peter R.J. Deyell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Verne Langdon .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph C. Behm .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Roberson .... second unit director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director (as Fred Simpson)
Murray Schwartz .... assistant director (uncredited)
Milton Trager .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred Harpman .... art illustrator
Pat O'Connor .... prop master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stephen Bass .... sound
David Dockendorf .... sound
Orrick Barrett .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Bullock .... stunts (uncredited)
Eldon Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Hank Calia .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Williams .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Gerstle .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Fred Hall .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Lane .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph Ferraro .... orchestrator
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Paul Beaver .... musician: moog synthesizer (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: fender bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman .... conductor (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Joan Eremin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone .... caterer (uncredited)
Bill Venegas .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 (1970) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (2003) | USA:G | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The 'official' budget is $3 million. However, director Ted Post stated the budget was $2.5 million. Another historian claims it was $4.7 million. All these discrepancies can be found in the Bluray 40 Yr Box Set; under special feature documentaries for POTA; Beneath; and Battle.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
Negro:Mr. Taylor, Mr. Brent, we are a peaceful people. We don't kill our enemies. We get our enemies to kill each other.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970) ***, 16 February 2005
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

*** out of ****

I guess you could say that this first sequel to PLANET OF THE APES is a nostalgic pleasure for me; I got hooked on it as a child and while I still think it's an interesting followup to the original, as an adult I'm naturally more aware of its flaws. Yet it still works out as a good adventure film; less of a cerebral experience like PLANET OF THE APES, and more of a comic book story.

James Franciscus plays astronaut Brent, sent along the same trajectory as Taylor's (Charlton Heston's) old ship in an effort to rescue him. He crash-lands in the same vicinity as his friend, and goes through a similar nightmare when he comes to discover that the planet he's stranded on is dominated by intelligent, talking apes with a decidedly low opinion of mankind. General Ursus (James Gregory) is a war-hungry gorilla leader who's anxious to investigate strange unearthly occurrences in the Forbidden Zone with the aid of the ever-skeptical scientist Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans in a reprisal of his role from Part One). Luckily, Brent runs into Taylor's mate, Nova (Linda Harrison looking prettier than she did in PLANET) and she is able to lead him to kindly chimpanzee couple, Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (David Watson this time; Roddy McDowall was busy directing a film). The pacifistic simians try to help their human friends along their journey to find Taylor, but Brent and Nova only succeed in getting themselves captured by gorillas anyway.

Up to this midway point in the film, all we're really seeing is a rehash of the first APES movie, which feels obligatory to set up the scenario. Where this chapter starts to develop its own identity and really take off is in its second half, as Brent and Nova escape and find themselves going underground (literally) in the Forbidden Zone and discovering the ruins of a ravaged city, along with a community of radiation-scarred mutations who have mastered mental telepathy and worship an atomic bomb as their god who has "created" them. And they know it won't be long before the Ape Army will invade their sanctuary.

Charlton Heston felt that sequels were not very challenging for an actor in those days, so at first he resisted appearing in this movie. He eventually agreed on what gradually evolved into a more extended "cameo" in BENEATH as a favor to Richard Zanuck, since the producer had taken a gamble on making the original film when Heston asked him to. The resulting sequel can be a downbeat and unusually pessimistic viewing experience, but in an odd way that actually helps to work in its favor. The next entry was ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (1971).

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