Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Release Date
July 11, 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Synopsis
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.
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Starring: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-Mcphee, Enrique Muriciano, Kirk Acevedo
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, and Amanda Silver
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Fox
Release Date:  July 11, 2014
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