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Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

G | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 June 1973 (USA)
One decade after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.

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Abe the teacher
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Mutant Captain
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Doctor
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Jake
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Storyline

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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Action | Sci-Fi

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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)

Gross:

$8,800,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. MacDonald (Hari Rhodes in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)) was also meant to return, but after Rhodes refused, the character was changed to his brother, and Austin Stoker was cast. See more »

Goofs

Like too many films with battle scenes, mortars and grenades are shown doing explosive damage only. The purpose of such weapons is not to damage by explosives, but the explosive charge to disperse shrapnel fragments used to maim and kill. 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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Not a bad movie...
14 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely the weakest in the series...but alas...my favorite. The final human battle to take over what's left of the Earth is good. One major flaw in the actual battle is when the battle starts we see Aldo and his cavalry charge----then we don't see them again until the battle is over...throwing grenades in the bus. I had this film on Super 8 back in the seventies (the color 9 minute version) and it was a favorite of the neighborhood.


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