Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

PG  |   |  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 <>

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Release Date:

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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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Takes place 18 years after the events of Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971). See more »


(at around 1h 11 mins) When the apes rise up against the humans, shortly after an ape throws a flaming torch to start a fire, the camera pans back and for a brief moment you can see a metal tube mounted to the ground shooting gas to create the wall of fire. See more »


Caesar: The King is dead. Long live the King! Tell me Breck, before you die - how do we differ from the dogs and cats that you and your kind used to love? Why did you turn us from pets into slaves?
Breck: Because your kind were once our ancestors. Because man was born of apes, and there's still an ape curled up inside of every man. You're the beast in us that we have to whip into submission. You're the savage that we need to shackle in chains. You taint us, Caesar. You poison our guts. When we hate you, we're...
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Follows Planet of the Apes (1968) 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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