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An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

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It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future. Written by Tim1370

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Rated PG-13 for some sequences of action/violence | See all certifications »

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27 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Apes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,753,679 (Italy) (14 September 2001)

Gross:

$180,011,740 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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Trivia

Michael Clarke Duncan was filming The Green Mile (1999) when the casting department of Planet of the Apes (2001) tried to contact him for a part. When he heard they had called for him, he (correctly) assumed that it was not for a part of a human character. See more »

Goofs

When Thade is holding the branding iron close to Ari's face, the hot part of the iron is obviously painted orange to appear hot, and stays that color way too long. See more »

Quotes

Tival: Apes are afraid of water. They can't swim.
Ari: We drown!
Daena: That is why every day we pray for rain.
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Uncredited Stuntman Precious Othell Garrett ( credited on screen credits as Othell Garrett) See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Escape From Ape City/The Legend
Music composed by Danny Elfman
Conducted by Pete Anthony
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Fun, cool bit of light entertainment.
24 January 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Don't expect high drama or Shakespearean quality dialog. There's lots of good action sequences, great special effects, and some nifty science fiction geek concepts (even if the pseudo science is a bit inconsistent).

The story isn't bad, has a couple of interesting twists on the original.

Any movie that features humans + animals tugs the heart strings a little too.

My only problem is that it really calls out for a sequel.

My advice: don't take it too seriously and you might quite enjoy it.


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