Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes (1981)

Genres - Action, Drama, Science Fiction  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Treachery and Greed on the Planet of the Apes was cobbled together from two 1974 episodes of the TV series Planet of the Apes, which of course was inspired by the popular movie series of the same name. Ron Harper and James Naughton play two contemporary astronauts who fall into a time warp and are transported 2000 years into the future. They find themselves hunted by a civilization of highly intelligent apes who have taken over the Earth. Roddy MacDowell, playing friendly ape Galen, is the only actor to carry over his role from the Apes movies. In Treachery and Greed, the humans must deal with a scientist ape conducting a brainwashing experiment, and a crooked simian landowner who uses bribery to achieve his goals. For the record, there were five makeshift movies lifted from the Planet of the Apes TV series: other titles include Back to the Planet of the Apes, Forgotten City of the Planet of the Apes, Life, Liberty and Pursuit of the Planet of the Apes and (it's about time!) Farewell to the Planet of the Apes.

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astronaut, time-warp, future, time-travel, landowner, mad-scientist