Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1970)
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An astronaut, named Brent, is sent on a mission to find the missing astronaut crew from the first film, and he also lands on the planet of the apes where he stumbles upon an underground city where the last humans are in hiding from the dreaded ape army now out to exterminate mankind.
The bizarre world you met in 'Planet of the Apes' was only the beginning... What lies beneath may be the end!
Also Known As:
Planet of the Apes Revisited
Planet of the Men
Title: Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
Release Date: May 26, 1970
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: G
James Franciscus ...Brent
Kim Hunter ...Zira
Maurice Evans ...Dr. Zaius
Linda Harrison ...Nova
Paul Richards ...Mendez
Victor Buono ...Fat Man
James Gregory ...Ursus
Jeff Corey ...Caspay
Natalie Trundy ...Albina
Thomas Gomez ...Minister
David Watson ...Cornelius
Don Pedro Colley ...Negro
Tod Andrews ...Skipper
Gregory Sierra ...Verger
Eldon Burke ...Gorilla Sergeant
Lou Wagner ...Lucius
Charlton Heston ...Taylor
Army Archerd ...Gorilla
Edward Bach ...Picket
James Bacon ...Ape
Stan Barrett ...Gorilla
Angelina Bauer ...Chimp Protestor
Erlynn Mary Botelho ...Ape
Dick Bullock ...Gorilla
Bruce Fleischer ...Gorilla
Paul Frees ...Ending Voiceover (voice)
Roddy McDowall ...Cornelius (archive footage)
Arthur P. Jacobs
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- The bizarre world you met in 'Planet of the Apes' was only the beginning... What lies beneath may be the end!
- An army of civilized apes...A fortress of radiation-crazed super humans...Earth's final battle is about to begin
- Beneath the atomic rubble of what was once the city of New York!
- Dr. Zaius: You ask me to help you? Man is evil! Capable of nothing but destruction!
Cornelius: They will dissect you! And they will kill you! In that order!
Ursus: The only good human... is a dead human!
Cornelius: If you are caught by the gorillas, you must remember one thing. John Brent: What's that? Cornelius: Never to speak! John Brent: What the hell would I have to say to a gorilla?
Dr. Zira: Gorillas are cruel because they're stupid! All bone and no brain!
- The only film in the original series of five that does not star Roddy McDowall, who was committed to another project. Archive footage of McDowall as Cornelius is played at the start, and David Watson plays the character in the film proper. Despite this, McDowall is often pictured on video and DVD packaging for this film.
Orson Welles was offered the role of General Ursus, which he turned down. Burt Reynolds was considered for the lead role of John Brent before James Franciscus was cast due to his resemblance to Charlton Heston. Don Medford agreed to direct the movie, but walked out after the budget was halved.
An early draft of the script, called "Planet of the Men", and written by Pierre Boulle in his native French, featured a messianic Taylor 14 years after the events of the 1968 original. It involved an uprising against the apes, following which they revert back to their primal states.
Due to the smaller budget of this film, many of the extras cast as apes wore masks instead of the famous ape make up.
This was the first appearance of Natalie Trundy in the "Apes" series. She is the only person to play both a human and an ape in the series.
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