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Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes (1980)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 20 December 1980
A television movie made from two segments of the cult TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Gladiators (1974), directed by Don McDougall and Planet of the Apes: The Legacy (1974), directed by Bernard McEveety.

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Pierre Boulle (characters), Robert Hamner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy McDowall ... Galen (archive footage)
Ron Harper ... Alan Virdon (archive footage)
James Naughton ... Pete Burke (archive footage)
William Smith ... Tolar (archive footage)
John Hoyt ... Barlow (archive footage)
Marc Singer ... Dalton (archive footage)
Zina Bethune ... Arn (archive footage)
Jackie Earle Haley ... Kraik (archive footage)
Robert Phillips ... Gorilla Captain (archive footage)
Mark Lenard ... Urko (archive footage)
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Zaius (archive footage)
Andy Albin Andy Albin ... Man (archive footage)
Eddie Fontaine Eddie Fontaine ... Gorilla Sergeant (archive footage)
Nick Dimitri ... A Gorilla (archive footage) (as Nick DiMitri)
Ron Stein Ron Stein ... 1st Gorilla (archive footage)
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A television movie made from two segments of the cult TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: The Gladiators (1974), directed by Don McDougall and Planet of the Apes: The Legacy (1974), directed by Bernard McEveety.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Planète des Singes, la Ville Oubliée See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Roddy McDowall reprised his role of Galen in new wraparound segments. Here, Galen is 15 years older, in the year 3100. See more »

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Followed by Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1980) See more »

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Yawn-worthy again
12 June 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

FORGOTTEN CITY OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has a cool title but that's about this. This is yet another case where two episodes of the '70s TV show have been joined together to stand as a TV movie. The problem is that the two episodes are almost entirely unrelated so the cut and pasting is really noticeable, plus the television values don't really lend themselves to a feature length format.

The first half of this film is the more interesting because the episode focuses on gladiator bouts between the various humans who have been captured or enslaved by the apes. There are a few good fight scenes here, with not bad choreography and a general momentum which keeps it all going. The second half/episode has a bigger budget as it depicts the ruins of an ancient human city and its technology, but the storyline is weaker and doesn't really go anywhere.

Other than the usual cast members, viewers may spot youthful roles for both Marc Singer (THE BEASTMASTER) and, in particular, WATCHMEN's Jackie Earle Haley, who's still a kid here but still instantly recognisable from his role in the later film.


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