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Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

G | | Action, Sci-Fi | 15 June 1973 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Caesar / Cornelius
... General Aldo
... Lisa
... Governor Kolp
... Mandemus
... The Lawgiver
... Virgil
... Bruce MacDonald
... Abe the teacher
... Mutant Captain
... Alma
... Mendez
Heather Lowe ... Doctor
... Cornelius
Michael Stearns ... Jake
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Storyline

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 Humberto Amador

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The final chapter in the incredible Apes saga. The most suspenseful showdown ever filmed as two civilizations battle for the right to inherit what's left of the earth!

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Action | Sci-Fi

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15 June 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colonization of the Planet of the Apes  »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,800,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The previous entry - Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) - had incurred some criticism for being too violent. The intent with this sequel was that it should be more appealing to families and children in particular. See more »

Goofs

Caesar's famous "Now, fight like apes!" line is marred by his ape lower-mouth appliance beginning to fall off, revealing his own human mouth inside. The director tried to hide this by blurring those frames of film at the lower end of the screen. What looks like dust on the camera was intentional. See more »

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Title Card: North America, 2670 A.D.
The Lawgiver: 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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who could hate this movie?!
13 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

this movie is a thousand times better than what these people have said in the past comments! Battle for the Planet of the Apes is such a good movie!

In my own opinion, it's not as good as the first movie, Planet of the Apes (1968) but, have anyone ever seen a better 5th movie?? (no) I thought so.

it's a beautiful movie, and deserves a lot more than what other people have commented on it.


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