Revealing mistake: Most of the posed, fake displays in the ape's Museum of Natural History contain real people who are slightly moving if one pays careful attention. Especially noticeable are those posing with objects held in - or above - their hands.
Continuity mistake: When the spaceship first springs a leak and begins to sink, the interior shots show it tilting to starboard; Taylor falls against the starboard bulkhead and the other two survivors need to brace themselves from slipping. All of the exterior shots of the ship show it level from port to starboard.
Continuity mistake: The first exterior shots of the spacecraft in the desert lake show the spaceship's hatch door already gone... before the astronauts blow it off with an explosive charge minutes later in the movie.
Trivia: Taylor's first name, George, is never mentioned in the film. He is referred to only as "Taylor."
Trivia: During breaks, the ape makeup couldn't be removed. It is interesting to note that the chimps naturally hung out with other chimps during breaks, the gorillas natually hung out with other gorillas, and the orangutans naturally hung out with other orangutans.
George Taylor: Take your stinkin' paws off me, ya damn dirty ape.
Dr. Zaius: Don't go looking for it, Taylor. You may not like what you find.
George Taylor: You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
Question: At the end he sees the statue of liberty on the beach. How did the statue get there from Ellis Island?
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