Beneath the Planet of the Apes

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Brent is an American astronaut, part of a team sent to locate missing fellow American astronaut, George Taylor. Following Taylor's known flight trajectory, the search and rescue team crash lands on an unknown planet much like Earth in the year 3955, with Brent being the only survivor of the team. What Brent initially does not know, much like Taylor didn't initially know when he landed here before Brent, is that he has landed back on Earth in the future, in the vicinity of what was New York City. Brent finds evidence that Taylor has been on the planet. In Brent's search for Taylor, he finds that the planet is run by a barbaric race of English speaking apes, whose mission is in part to annihilate the human race. Brent eventually locates some of those humans, who communicate telepathically and who live underground to prevent detection by the apes. These humans, who are in their own way as barbaric as the apes, want in turn to protect their species. Brent has to figure out a way to save ...

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Paul Dehn (story by), Mort Abrahams (story by), Pierre Boulle (based on characters created by), Paul Dehn (screenplay by)
Production: 20th Century Fox
Year: 1970
MetaScore: 46/100
ImdbRating: 6.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 26 May 1970
Awards: 1 nomination.


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Zira - Kim Hunter
Dr. Zaius - Maurice Evans
Mendez - Paul Richards
Fat Man - Victor Buono
Caspay - Jeff Corey
Minister - Thomas Gomez
Cornelius - David Watson
Skipper - Tod Andrews
Gorilla Sgt. - Eldon Burke
Lucius (archive footage) - Lou Wagner
Gorilla - Army Archerd
Picket - Edward Bach
Gorilla - Stan Barrett
Chimp Protestor - Angelina Bauer
Chimp Protester - Maxine Botelho
Gorilla - Dick Bullock
Gorilla - Bruce Fleischer
Ending Voiceover - Paul Frees
Cornelius (archive footage) - Roddy McDowall
Bomb Worshipper - Hank Robinson