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Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

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The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

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... Brent
... Zira
... Dr. Zaius
... Nova
... Mendez
... Fat Man
... Ursus
... Caspay
... Albina
... Minister
... Ongaro
David Watson ... Cornelius
... Skipper
Eldon Burke ... Gorilla Sgt.
... Verger
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Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent's search for Taylor, he finds that the planet is run by a barbaric race of English speaking apes, whose mission is in part to annihilate the human race. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent has to figure out a way to save ... Written by Huggo

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An army of civilized apes...A fortress of radiation-crazed super humans...Earth's final battle is about to begin - Beneath the atomic rubble of what was once the city of New York! See more »


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26 May 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Planet of the Apes Revisited  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,999,718
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Trivia

20th Century Fox producer Irwin Allen used the tiled tubular set of subterranean New York City for an episode of Land of the Giants (1968), and as an electrical power-duct in his television movie City Beneath the Sea (1969). In both cases, panels of red lights were inset into the tiled tube making it more useful in these later projects. The same set would be used in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) as corridors between sections of the Ape Management complex (utilizing white lights). See more »

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In Planet of the Apes, Zira and Cornelius stated they were planning to be married, but in this film they are already married. This film begins right shortly after the first film ended, so there wasn't time in between movies for them to have been married. See more »

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Cornelius: [reads from the holy scripts] "Beware the beast man, for he is the devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home, and yours. Shun him... for he is the harbinger of death."
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Action-Packed Worthy Sequel
7 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very high quality sequel to the original. No, it was not quite as good as the original but the performances and the story were both strong. Just watched it on DVD and forgot about how creepy the underground mutant people were. Especially when they were chanting to their "god". James Franciscus gave a very good performance and Linda Harrison is simply HOT! The ending was a little too abrupt but the movie is well worth seeing and owning on DVD.


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