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Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  15 June 1973 (USA)
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Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.

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MacDonald
Noah Keen ...
Abe the teacher
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Mutant Captain
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Heather Lowe ...
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Michael Stearns ...
Jake
Cal Wilson ...
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After conquering the oppressive humans in "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes", Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans. Written by Humberto Amador

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The final chapter in the incredible Apes saga. The most suspenseful showdown ever filmed as two civilizations battle for the right to inherit what's left of the earth!

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15 June 1973 (USA)  »

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Colonization of the Planet of the Apes  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Breck was later planned to return as the villain, but the actor wasn't interested. So he was changed to Breck's security chief, Kolp. See more »

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When they first enter the archives, Alma jumps on to the intercom to call for Mendez she forgets to press the button and she stumbles her lines before pressing the button to call for Mendez. See more »

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Title Card: North America, 2670 A.D.
The Lawgiver: In the beginning God created beast and man so that both might live in friendship and share dominion over a world of peace. But in the fullness of time evil men betrayed God's trust and in disobedience to His holy word waged bloody wars, not only against their own kind, but against the apes, whom they reduced to slavery. Then God in his wrath sent the world a saviour, miraculously born of two apes who descended on Earth from Earth's own future and man was ...
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Missing 10 minutes crucial for film!
10 October 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very good film, not anywhere near as good as the first four of the series, but for only one reason. 10 minutes.

The Japanese release of 'Battle' contains an extra 10 minutes of footage that I feel is not only important to the storyline, but it completely changes the feel of the film. Without those crucial 10 minutes of footage, the viewer is thus given a somewhat watered down t.v. series type version of the film, originally done to attract a more younger audience. I personally love this film either way, Trust me, before critisizing 'Battle For The Planet Of The Apes', seek out the Japanese release (I have it on laserdisc) and see for yourself just how different (and better) a decent film can become with only 10 minutes of added storyline.


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