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Escape from the Planet of the Apes ()


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The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society, but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

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Cornelius
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Zira
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Dr. Lewis Dixon
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Dr. Stephanie Branton
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Dr. Otto Hasslein
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The President
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Milo
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E-1
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E-2
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Chairman
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General Winthrop
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Aide
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Lawyer (as Roy E. Glenn Sr.)
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Cardinal
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Army Officer
William Woodson ...
Naval Officer
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Orderly
Gene Whittington ...
Marine Captain
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Curator
Bill Bonds ...
TV Newscaster
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Referee
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General Faulkner
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Armando
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Marine Corporal (uncredited)
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General (uncredited)
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British news anchor (uncredited)
Jack Berle ...
Secretary of State (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Official at Briefing (uncredited)
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German Newscaster (uncredited)
Robert Cole ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Talking Baby Chimp (uncredited) (voice)
Len Felber ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Sig Frohlich ...
Spectator (uncredited)
Eddie Garrett ...
Reporter (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ...
Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
George Golden ...
Official at Briefing (uncredited)
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Official at Briefing (uncredited)
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Bodyguard (uncredited)
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Aide (uncredited)
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Reporter at Hotel (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ...
Official at Briefing (uncredited)
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Security Guard Ed (uncredited)
Robert Hitchcock ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Bystander (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Arnold Meschen ...
Sketch artist at commission (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Bob Okazaki ...
Japanese Broadcaster (uncredited)
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Heloise (uncredited)
Tony Regan ...
Reporter at Hotel (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ...
Gen. Brody (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Control Room Officer (uncredited)
Jack Slate ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Official at Briefing (uncredited)
William Tregoe ...
Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
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Boxer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Don Taylor ... (directed by)

Written by

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Paul Dehn ... (written by)
 
Pierre Boulle ... (based upon characters created by)

Produced by

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Frank Capra Jr. ... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith ... (music)

Cinematography by

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Joseph F. Biroc ... director of photography (as Joseph Biroc)

Film Editing by

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Marion Rothman ... film editor

Art Direction by

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

Set Decoration by

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Stuart A. Reiss
Walter M. Scott

Costume Design by

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Morton Haack ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Mary Babcock ... hair stylist
Jack Barron ... makeup artist
John Chambers ... creative makeup designer
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Verne Langdon ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Francisco Day ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph Lenzi ... assistant director (as Pepi Lenzi)
Joseph E. Rickards ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Bill Sully ... art illustrator

Sound Department

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Theodore Soderberg ... sound
Dean Vernon ... sound
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jerry Brutsche ... stunt performer (uncredited)
James W. Gavin ... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Gilbert Haimson ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Orville Hallberg ... camera operator (uncredited)
Kenneth Peach Jr. ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Arthur Morton ... orchestration
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Israel Baker ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Russ Cheever ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
John Clyman ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Vince De Rosa ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Bonnie Jean Douglas ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Dominick Fera ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited) / score producer (uncredited)
Ralph Grierson ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall ... music editor (uncredited)
John R. Harris ... music editor (uncredited)
Alan Harshman ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Artie Kane ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Armand Kaproff ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Carol Kaye ... musician: fender bass (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum ... musician: double bass (uncredited)
Cappy Lewis ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Peter Mercurio ... musician: double bass (uncredited)
Abe Most ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Erno Neufeld ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Eleanor Slatkin ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Milton Thomas ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Rose Steinberg ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Jack Hirshberg ... unit publicist
Roy Kabat ... animals furnished by
Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Following the events in "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", Cornelius and Zira flee back through time to 20th Century Los Angeles, where they face fear and persecution similar to what Taylor and Brent suffered in the future, and discover the origins of the stream of events that will shape their world. Written by Marg Baskin

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Taglines ...in a democracy we do not shoot unarmed suspects on sight for a murder in which their participation is still legally unproven See more »
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Also Known As
  • Secret of the Planet of the Apes (United States)
  • Back from the Planet of the Apes (Ireland, English title)
  • Les Évadés de la planète des singes (France)
  • Flucht vom Planet der Affen (Germany)
  • Huida del planeta de los simios (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's villain, Dr. Hasslein, had been briefly mentioned at the beginnings of Planet of the Apes (1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). See more »
Goofs (at around 5 mins) During the opening titles of the movie, when the helicopter is "lifting off" from the beach, it is the same footage of the landing, played backwards. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). See more »
Crazy Credits The 20th Century Fox logo does not appear on this film. See more »
Quotes Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry: [testing Lewis's assertion that the apes can speak] What is your name?
Dr. Zira: Zira.
Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry: One might as well be talking to a parrot.
Dr. Zira: A parrot?
Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry: What did I tell you? Mechanical mimicry. Unique in an ape, vocally, without a doubt, but... does the other one talk?
Cornelius: Only when she lets me.
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