Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Cast: J. Lee Thompson, Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban

     
 

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Conquest -- the fourth Planet of the Apes film -- is set in 1991, 20 years since the assassination of talking, time-traveling apes Cornelius and Zira at the end of Escape From the Planet of the Apes. The couple's infant son, Caesar (Roddy McDowall), has grown to adulthood in the care of kindly circus owner Armando (Ricardo Montalban). Meanwhile, a

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Conquest -- the fourth Planet of the Apes film -- is set in 1991, 20 years since the assassination of talking, time-traveling apes Cornelius and Zira at the end of Escape From the Planet of the Apes. The couple's infant son, Caesar (Roddy McDowall), has grown to adulthood in the care of kindly circus owner Armando (Ricardo Montalban). Meanwhile, a plague has wiped all dogs and cats from the face of the Earth; speechless primitive apes have therefore been domesticated and turned into first pets, then servants of humankind. Caesar becomes outraged at the treatment of these simian slaves and accidentally reveals his powers of speech in front of the militaristic authorities, who kill Armando when he tries to protect his friend's identity. His cover blown, Caesar kick-starts a revolution that pits chimps against humans, paving the way for eventual ape ascendency. Caesar was the second of McDowall's three Planet of the Apes characters; he also portrayed Cornelius in the first and third films and Galen in the short-lived 1974 television series. After taking over the franchise with this picture, Hollywood veteran J. Lee Thompson would become the only director to helm two Planet of the Apes films when he returned for the fifth and final installment.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/1998
UPC:
0086162054822
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
20th Century Fox

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roddy McDowall Caesar
Don Murray Governor Breck
Ricardo Montalban Armando
Natalie Trundy Lisa
Hari (Harry) Rhodes MacDonald
Severn Darden Kolp
John Randolph Commission Chairman
Asa Maynor Mrs. Riley
David Chow Aldo
Buck Kartalian Frank, Gorilla
John Dennis Policeman
Paul Comi Policeman
Gordon Jump Auctioneer
Dick Spangler Announcer
Joyce Haber Zelda
Lou Wagner Bus Boy
H.M. Wynant Hoskyns

Technical Credits
J. Lee Thompson Director
Jack Barron Makeup
Don Bassman Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph di Bella Makeup
Tony Brubaker Stunts
Frank Capra Associate Producer
Erik Cord Stunts
Paul Dehn Screenwriter
Nick Dimitri Stunts
Gary Epper Stunts
Tony Epper Stunts
Marjorie Fowler Editor
Alan R. Gibbs Stunts
David Hall Asst. Director
Arthur P. Jacobs Producer
Alan Jaggs Editor
Philip M. Jefferies Art Director,Production Designer
Hubie Kerns Stunts
Henry Kingi Stunts
Herman Lewis Sound/Sound Designer
Regis Parton Stunts
Victor Paul Stunts
Allen Pinson Stunts
Norman Rockett Set Decoration/Design
Wally Rose Stunts
Tom Scott Score Composer
David Sharpe Stunts
Bruce Surtees Cinematographer
George Wilbur Stunts

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