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Farewell to the Planet of the Apes (1980)

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Credited cast:
Frank Aletter ... Leuric (archive footage)
Joanna Barnes ... Carsia (archive footage)
William Beckley ... Coucil Orang (archive footage)
Kathleen Bracken Kathleen Bracken ... Soma (archive footage)
Martin E. Brooks ... Konag (archive footage) (as Martin Brooks)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Hurton (archive footage)
Eldon Burke Eldon Burke ... Second Trooper (archive footage)
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Zaius (archive footage)
Larry Ellis Larry Ellis ... Drayman #2 (archive footage)
Ron Harper ... Alan Virdon (archive footage)
Mark Lenard ... Urko (archive footage)
Roddy McDowall ... Galen (archive footage)
John McLiam ... Gahto (archive footage)
James Naughton ... Pete Burke (archive footage)
Frank Orsatti Frank Orsatti ... Human (archive footage)
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A television movie made from two segments of the TV Series Planet of the Apes (1974), Planet of the Apes: Tomorrow's Tide (1974) and Planet of the Apes: Up Above the World So High (1974).

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Poznanie na Planéte opíc See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Color

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4:3
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New wraparound footage of an older Galen was added, set in the year 3100. This footage was filmed in December of 1976. See more »

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The fifth and final Planet of the Apes TV movie
2 February 2015 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

Farewell to the Planet of the Apes was the final of five TV movies that was made by combining episodes of the 'Planet of the Apes' TV series together. This one featured the instalments 'Tomorrow's Tide' and 'Up Above the World So High'. In the first half our human protagonists are captured (again) by apes who run a forced labour camp where men are made to fish in shark infested waters. In the second part our heroes assist a man who has built a hand-glider and wishes to discover the secrets of flight.

I suppose the two episodes used in this final TV movie are reasonably distinctive when set along-side most of the others. Fishing and hand-gliding aren't the most predictable subjects for this series to base its material around. In this respect the film is to be commended but in almost all respects it's as poor as the others in this series of films. It lacks decent characters beyond Roddy McDowell's Galen and some of the apes and the plots are never played out to very much dramatic effect. While, like all the others, this is essentially two separate episodes stuck together somewhat randomly and so it has two half-hearted story arcs as opposed to one decent one. In summary, these TV movies are no more than a curiosity. Their appeal is very limited, as any enthusiasts of all things 'Apes' would really be better simply watching the series rather than these clumsily constructed films. They're more worthy of a footnote in 'Apes' history rather than something that needs to be seen.


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