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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  30 June 1972 (USA)
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In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

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Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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All new! The revolt of the apes. The most awesome spectacle in the annals of science fiction! See more »

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30 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Conquista do Planeta dos Macacos  »

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$1,700,000 (estimated)
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The script opened with a fugitive ape being shot by the police. As they walked to it, the body would be revealed to be covered in open wounds and scars, showing the horrible living conditions of the slave apes. This was cut, again, for being too gruesome. See more »

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When Caesar is being tortured, you can see a small rectangular hole in his mask at the rear of the upper lip, presumably for the actor to breathe through. See more »

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Woman: [referring to cigarettes] Funny, now that I know these things won't kill me, I don't enjoy them.
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Followed by Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973) See more »

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes - The best of the Best!
17 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best ape film of the series.

The powerful performance by Roddy McDowall is riveting, I have never been so touched by a performance.

This picture has a similar feeling to Romero's Dawn of the Dead.

Roddy is by far a superior performer than Heston.

It is A grade low budget cinema at it's best.

The timing of the picture is also on par. I really thought I was watching an apocalyptic thriller set in the 90's (the vision of the future). This movie is way ahead of it's time.

Much respect to the writers and directors for making such a masterpiece.


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