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.
Charlton Heston and Linda Harrison are the only actors to appear in both this film and Planet of the Apes (1968).
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".
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.
The R1 DVD includes TV spots with dialogue not heard in the movie: when Thade is seen for the first time,he asks "Why have you come here?", Thade saying "We underestimate the spaceman", and Leo saying "Complete system failure,going down!"
$68,532,960 (USA) (29 July 2001)
$180,011,740 (USA) (27 January 2002)
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