March 28, 2006
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 112 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Astronauts on a deep space expedition land on an Earth-like planet only to find it ruled by apes who treat humans like animals. Heston holds up the banner of humanity with much-appreciated bravado. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling. Warning: Re-make is imminent! Sequel: "Beneath the Planet of the Apes." Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Score, Best Costume Design.
Edward G. Robinson was originally slated to play the role of Zaius, but had to pull out at the last minute due to health problems.
An Apjac Production.
Color by DeLuxe. Shot in Panavision.
Exteriors filmed in Utah and Arizona National Park.
Film debut for actress Linda Harrison.
Additional cast: Robert Gunner (London), Lou Wagner (Lucius), and Jeff Burton (Dodge).