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Beneath the Planet of the Apes ()


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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... See more »

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Brent
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Zira
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Dr. Zaius
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Nova
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Mendez
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Fat Man
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Ursus
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Caspay
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Albina
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Minister
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Ongaro
David Watson ...
Cornelius
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Skipper
Eldon Burke ...
Gorilla Sgt.
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Verger
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Taylor
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Lucius (archiveFootage)
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Gorilla (uncredited)
Edward Bach ...
Picket (uncredited)
James Bacon ...
Ape (uncredited)
Stan Barrett ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Angelina Bauer ...
Chimp Protestor (uncredited)
Erlynn Mary Botelho ...
Ape (uncredited)
Dick Bullock ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Bruce Fleischer ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
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Ending Voiceover (uncredited) (voice)
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Cornelius (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Bomb Worshipper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ted Post

Written by

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Paul Dehn ... (story) and
Mort Abrahams ... (story)
 
Pierre Boulle ... (characters created by)
 
Paul Dehn ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mort Abrahams ... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs ... producer

Music by

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Leonard Rosenman

Cinematography by

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Milton R. Krasner ... director of photography (as Milton Krasner)

Film Editing by

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Marion Rothman

Editorial Department

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Richard Lane ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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William J. Creber ... (as William Creber)
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Walter M. Scott
Sven Wickman

Costume Design by

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Morton Haack ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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John Chambers ... creative makeup designer
Edith Lindon ... hair stylist
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Peter R.J. Deyell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Verne Langdon ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Joseph C. Behm ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chuck Roberson ... second unit director
Fred R. Simpson ... assistant director (as Fred Simpson)
Murray Schwartz ... assistant director (uncredited)
Milton Trager ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Fred Harpman ... art illustrator
Bill Anderson ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Pat O'Connor ... prop master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stephen Bass ... sound
David Dockendorf ... sound
Orrick Barrett ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
William O. King ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Bullock ... stunts (uncredited)
Eldon Burke ... stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Hank Calia ... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty ... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya ... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Scott ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Arthur Gerstle ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Fred Hall ... gaffer (uncredited)
Alfred Lebovitz ... camera operator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Bill Venegas ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ralph Ferraro ... orchestrator
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Paul Beaver ... musician: moog synthesizer (uncredited)
Ray Brown ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Larry Bunker ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Wally Heglin ... music copyist (uncredited)
Carol Kaye ... musician: fender bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald ... score remixer (uncredited)
Leonard Rosenman ... conductor (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Raymond Turner ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joan Eremin ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 himself under the circumstances, which may be more difficult to accomplish in the battle between the dominant species on this planet. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Now civilization's final battle between man and ape is about to begin. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Planet of the Apes Revisited (United States)
  • Planet of the Men (United States)
  • Le secret de la planète des singes (France)
  • Rückkehr zum Planet der Affen (Germany)
  • Regreso al planeta de los simios (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia James Franciscus, who had spent most of his career playing doctors and lawyers, so welcomed the opportunity to wear a costume that could best be described as minimal. Franciscus was a natural athlete and keen tennis player, so was in great shape for the shoot. See more »
Goofs Brent discovers Taylor's connection to Nova by her having his dog tags. In Planet of the Apes (1968), he does not have dog tags when he is captured by the apes, or when he rides off at the end of the film. There is nowhere he would have gotten them since his ship sank and his supplies and clothes were destroyed by the indigenous humans. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971). See more »
Crazy Credits The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Ending Voiceover: In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe, lies a medium-sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead.
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