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Time of the Apes (1987)

Three bumbling morons accidentally stumble into a cryogenic freezer and end up in the future, where monkeys populate the Earth.

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Sakyo Komatsu (story), Kouji Tonaka (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Reiko Tokunaga Reiko Tokunaga ... Catherine
Hiroko Saito Hiroko Saito ... Caroline
Masaaki Kaji Masaaki Kaji ... Johnny
Hitoshi Ômae Hitoshi Ômae ... Commander
Tetsuya Ushio Tetsuya Ushio ... Gôdo
Baku Hatakeyama Baku Hatakeyama ... Gebâ
Kazue Takita Kazue Takita ... Pepe
Noboru Nakaya Noboru Nakaya
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Time of the Apes is a strung-together movie made from several episodes of a Japanese TV show. Big-hipped Catherine and her two charges, Johnny (who "doesn't care") and Caroline, are sent to some alternate time-line by being frozen in cryogenic tubes during an earthquake. They end up on a planet where apes rule humans but are ruled themselves by a supercomputer named "UECOM", which is a malevolent artificial being created by humans. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3001 - Zeit der Affen See more »

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Production Co:

Tsuburaya Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Movie was featured on an episode of "Mystery Science Theatre." See more »

Quotes

Johnny's Mother: Johnny, don't go. It's too dangerous.
Johnny: I don't care.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Bloody fantastic
13 January 2005 | by BanzaemonSee all my reviews

This film is unbelievably good. There's bad movies and then there's films that are just so SO mind blowingly awful in every single aspect that the go right round and become brilliant. This is their king. Everything about this movie is hilarious. Down to the random UFO that pops up and scares the monkeys away from time to time for no reason. My copy also has a moment where the film freezes for a second and then replays the past five minutes again for no reason. It's VHS not DVD, so this must be done in the edit. Also the suddenly appear in a cowboy land at one point. The makeup is out of this world. If, like me and my buddy's, you have a craving for trash of the very highest order, then stop at nothing to track this down. It's the worst film I've ever found in my life, and believe me, I've seen a lot of size.


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