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United States

2 August 2001

TV Guide

In Planet of the Apes's most self-referential moment, ape army leader General Thade visits his father's bedside, where the withering patriarch, with his last breaths, unveils a symbol of humankind's inventiveness: a firearm. Yet, since the ailing elder is played by original Apes star Charlton Heston — the president of the National Rifle Association, natch — it's a scene that Thade's portrayer, Tim Roth, almost was not a part of. "It was difficult for me, because of... (

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