Planet of the Apes (2001)

You'll be sorry you were ever born human.

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Jun 27, 2014

Planet of the Apes Series Episode 6

Planet of the Apes seemed to be lost in time after the fifth movie in 1973 and the failed, short-lived TV Series. To studio 20th Century Fox, however, the Apes were always an opportunity for a return, and attempts to revive the franchise went on for over a decade. They eventually settled on director Tim Burton, who had successfully modernized Batman just over a decade before. While profitable, audiences flung poo at the movie screens (metaphorically) and this rebooted vision terminated after one film. But was the movie as bad as its reputation? With your Gold Level donation to Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!

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Movie Details

Planet of the Apes
Original Title
Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes
Tim Burton
William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Richard D. Zanuck
Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Estella Warren, Paul Giamatti, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Glenn Shadix, Charlton Heston, Chad Bannon, Linda Harrison, Melody Perkins, Lisa Marie, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Evan Parke, Chris Ellis, Deep Roy, Kevin Grevioux, Rick Baker, Martin Klebba, David Warner, Erick Avari, Philip Tan, Spitfire Brown, Nils Allen Stewart
1 h 59 min
Release Date
25 July 2001
Thriller, Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

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