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Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 27 July 2001 (USA)
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In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), William Broyles Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 11 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Captain Leo Davidson
Tim Roth ... Thade
Helena Bonham Carter ... Ari
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Attar
Paul Giamatti ... Limbo
Estella Warren ... Daena
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Krull
David Warner ... Senator Sandar
Kris Kristofferson ... Karubi
Erick Avari ... Tival
Lucas Elliot Eberl ... Birn (as Luke Eberl)
Evan Parke ... Gunnar (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Glenn Shadix ... Senator Nado
Freda Foh Shen ... Bon
Chris Ellis ... Commander Karl Vasich
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Storyline

It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station on a rescue and recovery mission. But an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future. Written by Tim1370

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Rule the planet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sequences of action/violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Tim Burton wanted to begin filming in October 2000, but it was pushed back to November 6, 2000, and ended in April 2001. See more »

Goofs

Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are apes, not monkeys. The script incorrectly uses the term monkey several times, but there are no monkeys in the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Leo Davidson: [to Pericles, who is panicking during a simulated space mission] You lost.
Captain Leo Davidson: [stops the simulation] Again.
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Crazy Credits

The background on the 20th Century Fox logo fades to a starfield, before the logo itself fades out and the camera pans to the planet below. See more »

Alternate Versions

The final kissing scene between Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter was edited out in the theatrical run when the movie was first released in India. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.199 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule The Planet Remix
A Paul Oakenfold Mix
Additional Production by: Paul Oakenfold and Povi
Additional Guitars: Emerson Swinford
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Not so good
16 August 2001 | by vampi1See all my reviews

Maybe it is because I grew up with the old Planet of The Apes, but this movie just didn't do it for me. The acting was poor and the story line was poor. You can't make a great movie with an kick butt set, killer make-up and cool costumes alone. Was I the only one (on this planet) that noticed that the only living things on this planet were humans, apes and horses? Hello! Where did the horses come from? Why no fish in the swamp where the shuttle crashed? Why no bugs? Why no birds? Did I miss something? Do I need to see this movie again? I have also always wondered what would happen if you set an ape on fire and blasted him a hundred feet in the air. Now I know that "nothing" happens. ------------ W H A T E V E R! I think this movie must have had a different ending that was never put on film, because the script did not add up. What was good about this movie again?


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Apes See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Powell, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,532,960, 29 July 2001

Gross USA:

$180,011,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,211,740
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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