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Planet of the Apes (2001)

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In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Pierre Boulle (novel), William Broyles Jr. (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 10 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Captain Leo Davidson
Tim Roth ... Thade
Helena Bonham Carter ... Ari
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Attar
Paul Giamatti ... Limbo
Estella Warren ... Daena
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Krull
David Warner ... Senator Sandar
Kris Kristofferson ... Karubi
Erick Avari ... Tival
Lucas Elliot Eberl ... Birn (as Luke Eberl)
Evan Parke ... Gunnar (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Glenn Shadix ... Senator Nado
Freda Foh Shen ... Bon
Chris Ellis ... Commander Karl Vasich
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Storyline

It is the year 2029: Astronaut Leo Davidson boards a pod cruiser on a Space Station for a "routine" reconnaissance mission. But an abrupt detour through a space time wormhole lands him on a strange planet where talking apes rule over the human race. With the help of a sympathetic chimpanzee activist named Ari and a small band of human rebels, Leo leads the effort to evade the advancing Gorilla Army led by General Thade and his most trusted warrior Attar. Now the race is on to reach a sacred temple within the planet's Forbidden Zone to discover the shocking secrets of mankind's past - and the key to its future. Written by Tim1370

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Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2001 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El planeta de los simios See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,532,960, 29 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$180,011,740, 27 January 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$362,211,740
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DTS | Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tim Burton claimed the ending was not supposed to make any sense, but it was more of a cliffhanger, to be explained in a possible sequel. "It was a reasonable cliffhanger that could be used in case 20th Century Fox, or another filmmaker wanted to do another movie," he explained. See more »

Goofs

Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are apes, not monkeys. The script incorrectly uses the term monkey several times, but there are no monkeys in the film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Leo Davidson: [to Pericles, who is panicking during a simulated space mission] You lost.
Captain Leo Davidson: [stops the simulation] Again.
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Crazy Credits

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. See more »

Alternate Versions

The final kissing scene between Mark Wahlberg and Helena Bonham Carter was edited out in the theatrical run when the movie was first released in India. See more »

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Soundtracks

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Additional Guitars: Emerson Swinford
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User Reviews

 
Good fun! I enjoyed it!
23 April 2007 | by marco_castanedaSee all my reviews

It's not good as the original but still a fun ride! I read a lot of bad comments of this movie. A lot of people was expecting the plot like the original. What do you expect, it's a Tim Burton film! It has action, dark humor, some romance, drama, and so on. If you are going to see this film, don't expect it to be like the original. Expect it to be another great Tim Burton film. I had so much fun watching this film but it has some flaws. See it, but do not expect it to be just like the 1968 version. It would be better if there was a sequel. The ending was not as good as I thought it would be. If Tim made a sequel, then the ending would be explained better because it was confusing. So go ahead! See it!


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