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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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Johnny Depp did make-up tests for an unspecified role. See more »

Goofs

As Leo and co. escape the city through the tunnels, they break through some boards covering the tunnel exit. One of the boards has been clearly sawn through and is broken at that point. See more »

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Zaius, Thade's Father: [about humans] I warn you their ingenuity goes hand in hand with their cruelty. No creature is as devious, as violent. You must find this human quickly! Don't let him get to Calima!
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Uncredited Stuntman Precious Othell Garrett ( credited on screen credits as Othell Garrett) See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: Ego Trip Abroad (2014) See more »

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Escape From Ape City/The Legend
Music composed by Danny Elfman
Conducted by Pete Anthony
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AWFUL!!!
31 July 2001 | by (New Haven) – See all my reviews

"Why can't we all get along?" the Rodney King ape asks. Maybe it's because Hollywood insists on doing awful re-makes of classic movies! There is NOTHING worth seeing in this film (except, maybe, Charlton Heston's cameo). The remake is cliché-ridden, wholly predictable, and the ending makes no sense whatsoever . Why would anyone even THINK of tampering with a work of art like the original version of the Planet of the Apes? Avoid this travesty of a movie and rent the video of the 1968 classic.


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