Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: Cornelius and Zira's son Caesar leads apes to revolution in this installment of the apes saga. Dogs and cats have been wiped out by a plague and now apes are household pets that are treated like slaves. Caesar has the intelligence to fight this oppression.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): J. Lee Thompson
Production: 20th Century Fox
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
49
Rotten Tomatoes:
44%
PG
Year:
1972
88 min
29 Views

Come, come.

- Are you authorized to dress him like that?

- Oh, yes, sir.

- A circus ape, huh?

- The only one to have been trained

as a bareback rider

in the entire history of the circus.

- Circuses are past history.

- Not while I live and breathe.

- All right, Seor Armando. Go ahead.

- Thank you.

Come, come.

Come, come.

- Did I do all right?

- Yes, yes, yes.

But try to walk a little more

like a primitive chimpanzee.

Your arms should move

up and down from the shoulder... like so.

Yes, that's better.

After 20 years, you've picked up

evolved habits from me.

That could be dangerous. Even fatal.

- Armando, I don't understand.

- Listen to me, Caesar.

There can be only

one talking chimpanzee on Earth.

The child of the two talking apes,

Cornelius and Zira,

who came to us years ago out of the future

and were murdered for fear that one distant

day apes might dominate the human race.

Yeah, but outside of you,

nobody even knows I exist.

And we must keep it that way,

for the fear remains.

The mere fact of your existence would be

regarded as a great threat to mankind.

Come. Come.

Attention, this is the watch commander.

Disperse apes gathering in the mall.

Repeat:
disperse apes gathering in the mall.

Take the serial number of each offender

and notify Ape Control immediately.

Repeat:
take the serial number

of each offender

and notify Ape Control immediately.

Their masters are to be cited and fined.

Repeat:
their masters

are to be cited and fined.

Attention. Attention.

This is the watch commander.

Attention. Attention. Disperse unauthorized

ape gathering at the foot of ramp six.

Repeat:
disperse unauthorized

ape gathering at the foot of ramp six.

No citation or fine in this instance.

Repeat:
no citation or fine in this...

But how did it happen?

Go! Go!

No! No!

Go! You go!

- But you said humans treated apes like pets.

- They did, in the beginning.

They've made slaves of them!

They all died within a few months,

eight years ago.

Every dog and cat in the world.

It was like a plague.

The disease that killed them was a virus

brought back from space by an astronaut.

- Didn't the disease affect humans?

- We were immune.

And so, it was discovered, were simians,

even the smallest ones.

That's how it began.

Humans wanting little household pets

to replace the ones they had lost.

Then, when people realized how quick

they were to learn, how easy to train,

the pets became larger,

and larger, until now...

It's monstrous.

Now you understand why I've kept you away.

Yes, Lisa.

A Young Queen Falls for Mrs Riley.

No!

Lisa.

Yes?

Could you possibly be so kind

as to display it in your window?

- When I have the time.

- Thank you.

The labor demonstration on the South Plaza

will be terminated in ten minutes.

Repeat:
the labor demonstration

on the South Plaza

will be terminated in ten minutes.

Thank you, Frank.

Funny. Now that I know they

won't kill me, I don't enjoy them.

Well, for heaven's sakes! A circus!

Home, Lisa.

- Yes?

- Oh, I was wondering,

would you be kind enough

to display a couple of these posters?

- Stop it!

- No, Zelda! No!

Home, Zelda.

I'm so sorry, Mrs Riley. I'll have

someone to comb you out in a minute.

I wanna be combed out now.

I have a luncheon.

- Thursday, then.

- Thursday.

I... I forgot the waiter

and I'm all out of raisins.

- Take mine.

- Thank you.

You're overtipping.

No! No! No!

And I told them to condition him to fire.

Attention. The labor demonstration

on the South Plaza

will be terminated in five minutes.

Repeat:
the labor demonstration on the

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Paul Dehn

Paul Dehn (pronounced “Dane”; 5 November 1912 – 30 September 1976) was a British screenwriter, best known for Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Planet of the Apes sequels and Murder on the Orient Express. Dehn and his partner, James Bernard, won the Academy Award for best Motion Picture story for Seven Days to Noon. more…

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