Conquest of the Planet of the Apes ()

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In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and... See more »


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Malcolm MacDonald
Commission Chairman
Mrs. Riley
David Chow ...
Frank - Gorilla
2nd Policeman
Dick Spangler ...
Joyce Haber ...
Hector Soucy ...
Ape With Chain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bacon ...
Ape (uncredited)
Riot Control Commander in Plaza (uncredited)
Mr. Pine - Governor Breck's assistant (uncredited)
Erlynn Mary Botelho ...
Ape (uncredited)
Man at Auction (uncredited)
Book Store Owner (uncredited)
Sam Chew Jr. ...
Controller (uncredited)
Auction Attendee (uncredited)
Peter Paul Eastman ...
Auction Attendee (uncredited)
Erin Fleming ...
Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jailguard (uncredited)
Ron Pinkard ...
Controller (uncredited)
Restaurant Chef (uncredited)

Directed by

J. Lee Thompson

Written by

Paul Dehn ... (written by)
Pierre Boulle ... (characters)

Produced by

Frank Capra Jr. ... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs ... producer

Music by

Tom Scott

Cinematography by

Bruce Surtees ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Marjorie Fowler
Alan Jaggs ... (as Allan Jaggs)

Production Design by

Philip M. Jefferies ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Philip M. Jefferies ... (as Philip Jefferies)

Set Decoration by

Norman Rockett

Costume Design by

Morton Haack ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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

Production Management

William Eckhardt ... unit production manager (as William G. Eckhardt)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

David 'Buck' Hall ... assistant director (as David 'Buck' Hall)
Jack Stubbs ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Terry Ballard ... prop master (uncredited)
Thomas Gark ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

Don J. Bassman ... sound (as Don Bassman)
Herman Lewis ... sound
Orrick Barrett ... boom man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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


Denny Arnold ... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Brubaker ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard E. Butler ... stunts (uncredited)
Hank Calia ... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Caruso ... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Erik Cord ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Crist ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Russ Dodson ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Larry Duran ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock ... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted Grossman ... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Hubie Kerns ... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Kingi ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Denver Mattson ... stunts (uncredited)
Troy Melton ... stunts (uncredited)
Regina Parton ... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton ... stunts (uncredited)
Victor Paul ... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Sharp ... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Veto ... stunts (uncredited)
Rock A. Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Washington ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh ... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Richard Barth ... camera assistant (uncredited)
Bud Gray ... stillman (uncredited)
Charles Holmes ... electrical gaffer (uncredited)
Jack Richter ... key grip (uncredited)
Charles W. Short ... camera operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Wesley Trist ... wardrobe man (uncredited)
Barbara Westerland ... wardrobe woman (uncredited)

Location Management

Bill Venegas ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Larry Carlton ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Victor Feldman ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Milt Holland ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Michael Lang ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Tom Scott ... conductor (uncredited)
Bud Shank ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

Jack Hirshberg ... unit publicist
Don Record ... title designer
Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits (uncredited)
Duane Toler ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression. Written by Josh Pasnak

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Also Known As
  • La conquête de la planète des singes (France)
  • Eroberung vom Planet der Affen (Germany)
  • La rebelión de los simios (Spain)
  • Cucerirea planetei maimuţelor (Romania)
  • A Conquista do Planeta dos Macacos (Brazil)
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  • 88 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The majority of the outdoor scenes were shot in and around the University of California, Irvine campus, which was designed by futurist architect William L. Pereira, and was only six years old at the time of filming. Much of the production centered around the Social Science complex, which was designed by A.C. Martin & Associates and was still under construction during filming. Careful use of camera angles and editing made a handful of buildings and exteriors feel more like action spread across an entire city. Some exteriors, and all of indoor sets were all filmed at the Fox backlot in Century City, Los Angeles. See more »
Goofs In the almost 20 years since Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans have evolved to a perfectly humanistic form, a feat that would take thousands of years, not just one generation. 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 MacDonald: Caesar... Caesar! This is not how it was meant to be.
Caesar: In your view or mine?
MacDonald: Violence prolongs hate, hate prolongs violence. By what right are you spilling blood?
Caesar: By the slave's right to punish his persecutor.
MacDonald: I, a descendant of slaves, am asking you to show humanity.
Caesar: But, I was not born human.
MacDonald: I know. The child of the evolved apes.
Caesar: Whose children shall rule the earth.
MacDonald: For better or for worse?
Caesar: Do you think it could be worse?
MacDonald: Do you think this riot will win freedom for all your people? By tomorrow...
Caesar: By tomorrow it will be too late. Why a tiny, mindless insect like the emperor moth can communicate with another over a distance of 80 miles...
MacDonald: An emperor ape might do slightly better?
Caesar: Slightly? What you have seen here today, apes on the 5 continents will be imitating tomorrow.
MacDonald: With knives against guns? With kerosene cans against flamethrowers?
Caesar: Where there is fire, there is smoke. And in that smoke, from this day forward, my people will crouch and conspire and plot and plan for the inevitable day of Man's downfall - the day when he finally and self-destructively turns his weapons against his own kind. The day of the writing in the sky, when your cities lie buried under radioactive rubble! When the sea is a dead sea, and the land is a wasteland out of which I will lead my people from their captivity! And we will build our own cities in which there will be no place for humans except to serve our ends! And we shall found our own armies, our own religion, our own dynasty! And that day is upon you... now!
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