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Behind the Planet of the Apes [1998]

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Director:David Comtois
Writer:Brian Anthony
David Comtois
Kevin Burns
Length:120 minutes
(2 hours 0 minute)
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Roddy McDowall takes us on a tour of all that had to happen in order to bring about the original Planet of the Apes series.


Reaction: Quite an informative film, though your enjoyment will generally depend upon your opinion of the movies themselves/


Personal Rating: 7/10

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David Comtois => Director / Writer
Brian Anthony => Writer
Kevin Burns => Writer
Charlton Heston => Himself / Taylor (archive footage)
Don Taylor => Himself - Director
Edward G. Robinson => Dr. Zaius (archive footage)
Eric Greene => Himself - Film Historian
Frank Capra Jr. => Himself - Associate Producer
Franklin J. Schaffner => Himself (archive footage)
J. Lee Thompson => Himself - Director
James Brolin => Dr. Cornelius (archive footage)
James Naughton => Himself / Peter Burke (archive footage)
John Chambers => Himself - Makeup Designer
Kim Hunter => Dr. Zira (archive footage) / Herself
Linda Harrison => Herself / Nova (archive footage)
Maurice Evans => Himself (archive footage)
Natalie Trundy => Wife of Arthur P. Jacobs / Herself
Ricardo Montalban => Himself / Armando (archive footage)
Richard D. Zanuck => Himself - Studio Executive (as Richard Zanuck)
Roddy McDowall => Hosted by / Cornelius (archive footage) / Caesar (archive footage) / Himself
Ted Post => Himself - Director
William J. Creber => Himself - Art Director (as William Creber)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Host Roddy McDowall died on October 3, 1998, less than a month after the broadcast of this special.