Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban... See full summary »
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.
J. Lee Thompson
Pierre Boulle provided David Lean and Franklin J.Shaffner with two great stories:"bridge on the river Kwaï" (1957) and "planet of the apes " (1968)I've not read the Boulle novel which was adapted here.But I hope it's better than this listless dragging political thriller .A good cast (Annie Girardot,Jean Bouise ,Jean-Claude Brialy and the neglected Françoise Brion in a one-scene madam part) is wasted .The last sequence will remind Pakula's fans of his excellent "parallax view".But Tramont is not up to scratch.A sleeper?A sleeping pill more like!
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