Planet of the Apes

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: July 27, 2001

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Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kris Kristofferson, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tim Roth, Estella Warren


In the year 2029, astronaut Leo Davidson (Wahlberg) crash lands on a strange, savage planet ruled by apes who have enslaved the human race.

Led by the brutal General Thade (Roth), the apes seek to destroy Davidson, whose presence upsets their order and theatens to inspire a human rebellion.

Aided by a sympathetic chimpanzee human-rights activist (Bonham-Carter) and a small group of human rebels, Davidson races through a barren landscape called The Forbidden Zone, where an ancient temple holds the key to mankind's salvation.

Based on Pierre Boulle's acclaimed science fiction novel of the same name.

Director: Tim Burton
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Richard D. Zanuck
Screenplay: William Broyles Jr.
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