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Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Released 1971
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

Don Taylor directed this third film in the original Apes series and screenwriter Paul Dehn concocted the imaginative storyline. Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter return as simian sweethearts Cornelius and Zira who survive the earth’s destruction but are thrown back in time to 1973—all the better to score satirical points about the Me Decade and celebrity culture. The humans are well-represented by Bradford Dillman and Ricardo Montalbán and the supporting cast is peppered with familiar genre actors including Harry Lauter and Jason Evers from The Brain that Wouldn’t Die.

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About Dana Gould

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. Dana has had memorable acting turns on SEINFELD, PARKS AND REC, and played his live action self on FAMILY GUY and THE SIMPSONS. Dana is the creator and executive producer of the IFC horror-comedy STAN AGAINST EVIL and adapted Rod Serling’s original screenplay draft for PLANET OF THE APES as a graphic novel for Boom! Comics. Dana played Doctor Z (Doctor Zaius) in full make up by Andy Schoneberg on his own original series, Hanging WIth Doctor Z on YouTube, where he, as Doctor Z, interviews famous guests. He continues to perform standup regularly across the country. His monthly podcast, THE DANA GOULD HOUR, frequently appears in iTunes' top ten comedy downloads. MR. FUNNY MAN, Dana’s first comedy album since 2015’s I KNOW ITS WRONG, debuted on iTunes comedy chart at #1. Most recently, Dana and Bobcat Goldthwait have collaborated on the upcoming film JOY RIDE.

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