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Planet of the Apes

Released in the USA on February 08 of 1968, "Planet of the Apes" (also known as "Pianeta delle scimmie, Il", "Monkey Planet", "Planet der Affen") is an Action/Adventure/Drama/Mystery/Science Fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and written by Michael Wilson (screenplay), Rod Serling (screenplay), and Pierre Boulle (novel) . Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall are starring, alongside Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore and James Daly.

This is Commander Taylor, Astronaut. He has landed in a world where Apes are the rulers and Man the beast. Now he is caged, tortured, risks mutilation. Because no human can remain human on the "Planet of the Apes".
Directed by:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Michael Wilson and Rod Serling
Pierre Boulle
Arthur P. Jacobs
Associate producer:
Mort Abrahams


Astronauts Taylor (Charlton Heston), Landon (Robert Gunner), Dodge (Jeff Burton) and Stewart are in deep hibernation when their spaceship crashes in a lake on an unknown planet after a long near-light speed voyage, during which, due to time dilation, the crew ages only 18 months. As the ship sinks, Taylor finds Stewart dead and her body desiccated. They throw an inflatable raft from the ship and climb down into it; before departing the ship, Taylor notes that the current year is 3978 AD, approximately [...]



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Who is the director of "Planet of the Apes"?

Franklin J. Schaffner was a Japanese director, producer, and actor.

Franklin J. Schaffner has directed movies such as "The Stripper", released in 1963, "Yes, Giorgio" (1982), "The Boys from Brazil" (1978), "Patton" (1970), "Lionheart" (1987), and "Nicholas and Alexandra" (1971).

Franklin J. Schaffner has directed Woodrow Parfrey in "Papillon", released in 1973 as Clusiot.


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What was the release date of "Planet of the Apes"?

"Planet of the Apes" was first released on Thursday, February 08, 1968, in the United States. Also released on this day were "Blackbeard's Ghost" (dir. Robert Stevenson) and "Sweet November" (dir. Robert Ellis Miller)

Release date for the United States:
  • Thursday, February 08, 1968

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