Beneath the Planet of the Apes Poster

Release Date: March 1st, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2006

G|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
The second installment in "The Planet of the Apes" series. Here, an earthling sent to find the astronauts of the original film discovers not only a world of intelligent, talking apes, but an underground cult of grotesque "humans" who are the survivors of a nuclear blast years ago.

Cast: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Charlton Heston, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison, Victor Buono, Paul Richards, Thomas Gomez

Director: Ted Post

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: APJAC Productions, Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Dark, Rivalry, Survival, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Those with the patience to sit through a slow first half will be rewarded with another gutsy ending. show more

  • 50

    A workmanlike sequel, it lacks the wit and intelligence of its predecessor. show more

  • The craziest installment of the Apes series starts out as an almost point-for-point remake of the 1968 original, somehow making it even darker and stranger. show more

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