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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Leo Davidson
... Thade
... Ari
... Attar
... Limbo
... Daena
... Krull
... Sandar
... Karubi
... Tival
... Birn (as Luke Eberl)
... Gunnar (as Evan Dexter Parke)
... Senator Nado
... Bon
... Commander Karl Vasich
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Storyline

It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance 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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On July 27th, take back the planet. See more »


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

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27 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Apes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,532,960, 29 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$180,011,740, 27 January 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,211,740
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The character of Leo Davidson is regarded as a messiah by the primitive humans. Fittingly, his named translates (from a mixture of Latin and Old English) as Lion, Son of David, combining two of Jesus' traditional titles. See more »

Goofs

(at around 8 mins) When the chimp is taking off from the ship you see Leo with his hands behind his back. In the next shot you see them at his side. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle: Satire (2014) 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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Good fun! I enjoyed it!
23 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

It's not good as the original but still a fun ride! I read a lot of bad comments of this movie. A lot of people was expecting the plot like the original. What do you expect, it's a Tim Burton film! It has action, dark humor, some romance, drama, and so on. If you are going to see this film, don't expect it to be like the original. Expect it to be another great Tim Burton film. I had so much fun watching this film but it has some flaws. See it, but do not expect it to be just like the 1968 version. It would be better if there was a sequel. The ending was not as good as I thought it would be. If Tim made a sequel, then the ending would be explained better because it was confusing. So go ahead! See it!


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