Back to the Planet of the Apes

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Back to the Planet of the Apes

post-apocalyptic future

Back to the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: November 17, 1980

Year    :   1980
Slogan    :   «They're taking over.»
Genres    :   Action, Thriller, Adventure, Science Fiction, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   20th Century Fox Television
Director    :   Arnold Laven, Don Weis
Producers    :   Marvin Paige, Stanley Hough, Herbert Hirschman, Richard Glassman
Writers    :   Pierre Boulle, Howard Dimsdale, Edward J. Lakso, Art Wallace, Ken Spears, Joe Ruby
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Astronauts Pete Burke and Allan Virdon crash on Earth in the far future and are captured by the apes. The men befriend a chimp named Galen who helps them to escape. In the hopes of finding a way to get back to their own time, the astronauts search for a computer in an eathquake-threatened city, with which they will be able to access their flight records. [The first of five telefilms edited from episodes of the 1974 TV series; this film combines the episodes "Escape from Tomorrow" and "The Trap"]

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