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Planet of the Apes (1968) 4 Stars

Planet of the Apes

Awakening from a long hibernation, a group of astronauts discover they've crashed on an earthlike planet. However, apes are the dominant species and humans are hunted. Stunning ending.

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
The cast includes: Charlton Heston (George Taylor), Roddy McDowall (Cornelius), Kim Hunter (Zira), Maurice Evans (Dr. Zaius), James Whitmore (President of the Assembly), Linda Harrison (Nova)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 112 minutes
Presented in: Color
Sci-Fi Channel Ranking: 14
Awards: Academy Awards '68 Nominations
- Best Costume Design
- Best Original Score
Related titles: Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
Related categories: End of the World, Space...the Final Frontier, Time Travel, Other Dimensions, and Alternate Realities

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