Escape from the Planet of the Apes

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes ★★★ 1971 (G)

Reprising their roles as intelligent, English-speaking apes, McDowall and Hunter flee their world before it's destroyed, and travel back in time to present-day America. In L.A. they become the subjects of a relentless search by the fearful population, much like humans Charlton Heston and James Franciscus were targeted for experimentation and destruction in simian society in the earlier “Planet of the Apes” and “Beneath the Planet of the Apes.” Sequelled by “Conquest of…” and a TV series. 98m/C VHS, DVD . Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo, Ricardo Montalban, William Windom, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, Eric (Hans Gudegast) Braeden, Jason Evers, Harry Lauter, John Randolph, M. Emmet Walsh; D: Don Taylor; W: Paul Dehn; C: Joseph Biroc; M: Jerry Goldsmith.