Beneath the Planet of the Apes

1970

Ted Post
Director

A rescue party is sent out to retrieve astronaut Taylor, but fares little better. Instead encountering apes and intelligent human survivors busy worshipping The Bomb.

Oddball sequel to the Charlton Heston monkey-fest, with no Roddy McDowall and Heston only popping up at the finale. Inferior to Planet of the Apes but enjoyable sci-fi social satire. The loonies worshipping the Alpha-Omega bomb are particularly cherishable.

The ending appeared sequel-proof - or so we thought!



26th May 1970
Cinema





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95 mins
2.35:1




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James Franciscus
Brent
Kim Hunter
Zira
Maurice Evans
Dr. Zaius
Linda Harrison
Nova
Charlton Heston
Taylor
Paul Richards
Mendez
Victor Buono
Adiposo
James Gregory
Ursus
Jeff Corey
Caspay
Natalie Trundy
Albina
Thomas Gomez
Minister
David Watson
Cornelius
Don Pedro Colley
Ongaro
Tod Andrews
Skipper
Gregory Sierra
Verger
Eldon Burke
Gorilla Sergeant
Lou Wagner
Lucius
Army Archerd
Gorilla
Stan Barrett
Gorilla
Roddy McDowall
Cornelius (archive)
Edward Bach
Picket
James Bacon
Ape
Paul Frees
Ending Voiceover (voice)
Hank Robinson
Bomb Worshipper

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