Ten years after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
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 prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
J. Lee Thompson
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.
After conquering the oppressive humans in "Conquest for the Planet of the Apes", Caesar must now keep the peace among the humans and apes. Gorilla General Aldo views things differently, and tries to cause an ape civil war. In the meantime, other human survivors learn of the ape city, and decide they want to take back civilization for themselves, thus setting the stage of warring ape factions and humans.Written by
During the final battle scene, a pyrotechnic charge and the cable leading to it are clearly visible at the bottom of the screen (at around 14 mins). The holes in which other pyrotechnics charges are buried are visible before they explode. See more »
North America, 2670 A.D.
In the beginning God created beast and man so that both might live in friendship and share dominion over a world of peace. But in the fullness of time evil men betrayed God's trust and in disobedience to His holy word waged bloody wars, not only against their own kind, but against the apes, whom they reduced to slavery. Then God in his wrath sent the world a saviour, miraculously born of two apes who descended on Earth from Earth's own future and man was ...
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CBS edited 14 minutes from this film for its 1975 network television premiere. See more »
There are plenty of reviews that provide synopses here, so I just have a few comments. I recently caught this film on the Sci-Fi Channel for the first time in twenty years, and I thought it was fun. Personally I think the whole series would've been better if NO sequels had been made. Regardless, I noticed something was missing. I distinctly remember a scene in this film, after the ape-mutant war and after the apes and humans agree on equality in their society, that depicted Mendez and the woman of Asian descent in the Forbidden City playing chess. She looks at her watch or a clock and announces that 72 hours have passed and she has not received Kolp's signal. As per Kolp's orders, she is now going to launch the nuclear missile at Ape City. Mendez talks her out of it, telling her that the missile is the Alpha-Omega Bomb and will destroy not just the ape city, but the world. He tells her that Kolp got what he asked for and that they should stay together and guard the bomb in peace and, thus, talks her out of it, while laying the groundwork for the cult of mutant bomb worshippers we see in Beneath. This scene has been cropped out for some reason. It's a shame, as it really helped with the series' continuity. If any of us are alive in 2067, I'm sure the studio will put it back in for the 100th anniversary slip-cased edition they release. Or whenever they think it will be profitable. Whichever comes first.
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