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Rated PG-13 · 120 minutes · 2001

Action, Adventure, Science fiction
Dismal SF deep think (1968) that gave birth to an equally dismal string of sequels and TV spin-offs. Charlton Heston lands with his astronaut crew on a planet where simians are the rulers and sapiens are in cages. Bits and pieces of it work OK, and Franklin Schaffner's direction is polished enough between the rhetorical bumps, but the sub-Darwinian ironies hang on this film like overripe bananas. Based on a novel by Pierre Boulle; with Kim Hunter, Roddy McDowall, and Maurice Evans.
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Director: Tim Burton
Producer: Richard Zanuck, Ralph Winter and Tom Peitzman
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Warner, Kris Kristofferson, Erick Avari, Luke Eberl, Evan Dexter Parke, Glenn Shadix and Lisa Marie

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