Escape From The Planet Of The Apes
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971, USA) is a Cult-Post-Apocalyptic-Science Fiction-Action film directed by Don Taylor. It is the sequel to Beneath The Planet Of The Apes and is the third film in the series. It was followed by Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes.
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- Released on May 26, 1971 (L.A. premiere; New York premiere on May 28)
- Running time: 98 minutes
- Production and distribution co.: 20th Century Fox
- Directed by Don Taylor
- Written by Paul Dehn based on characters created by Pierre Boulle
- Starring: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy
Chimpanzees Cornelius and Zira escape from the nuclear disaster at the end of the second film and travel through time to 1973 San Francisco. Scientists want to study them, though one man sees them as a threat to humanity.