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Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a UK VHS release by CBS/Fox Video on 2nd May 1988.


In this sequel to 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' Zira (Kim Hunter), Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) and Dr Milo (Sal Mineo) escape the nuclear devastation of the Earth by travelling back in time in Taylor's spaceship, arriving in Los Angeles in the year 1973. They are initially held in captivity in a zoo, where Milo is attacked and killed by a savage gorilla. When Zira and Cornelius prove their intelligence they are released and hailed as celebrities, but some resent the apes' arrival, seeing them as a threat to human supremacy.


  • Roddy McDowall as Cornelius
  • Kim Hunter as Zira
  • Bradford Dillman as Dr. Lewis Dixon
  • Natalie Trundy as Dr. Stephanie Branton
  • Eric Braeden as Dr. Otto Hasslein
  • William Windom as President of the United States
  • Sal Mineo as Dr. Milo
  • Albert Salmi as E-1
  • Jason Evers as E-2
  • John Randolph as the Chairman
  • Harry Lauter as General Winthrop
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Aide
  • Roy Glenn as the Lawyer
  • Peter Forster as the Cardinal
  • Bill Bonds as the TV Newscaster
  • James Bacon as General Faulkner
  • Ricardo Montalbán as Armando

In this film, actor Roddy McDowall returns to the character of Cornelius which he played in the first film but not in the second. A new ape character of Dr. Milo is introduced played by actor Sal Mineo. Charlton Heston, star of the first film and supporting actor in the second, appears in this third installment only in two brief flashback sequences.


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