PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Tim Burton has been quoted as saying that he has a fear of monkeys. He changed the character of Thade from a White Gorilla to a Chimpanzee for this reason.
Captain Leo Davidson:
Captain Leo Davidson: Again.
We first see Captain Leo Davidson training a chimpanzee in astronautics. Its inconceivable that an officer with such responsibility would be unaware of the taxonomic and cladistic difference between apes (including chimpanzees and humans) and monkeys (the New World and Old World monkeys). Yet he twice refers to his student as a "monkey".
Anne Ramsay's character Grace Alexander is referred to as "Anderson" in the credits.
$68,532,960 (USA) (29 July 2001)
$180,011,740 (USA) (27 January 2002)
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