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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 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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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 Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Way too much monkey business
9 December 2008 | by andrewwjohnsonSee all my reviews

There are bad movies, very bad movies and horrible movies. This movie goes a step beyond even those classification, Plan Nine from Outer Space bad. The story is about three present day humans who just happen to be in cryogenic chamber when an earthquake a underground research center. When they come to its five hundred years in the future and apes have taken over the planet. Any plot similarities between Time of the Apes and Planet of the Apes is completely intentional although it seems like cinema heresy to compare the two films. There is a flying saucer that keep appearing for no apparent reason and an ape shoot out that doesn't make any sense. All of these plot holes stem from the fact this movie is edited from a Japanese TV series that was never aired. I will not give away the ending, but it is the sort of thing that could result in a failing grade in most high school creative writing courses.


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1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3001 - Zeit der Affen See more »

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Tsuburaya Productions See more »
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