John Hamilton (gangster)
John "Red" Hamilton was a Canadian criminal and bank robber active in the mid 20th century, most notably as an associate of John Dillinger. He is best known for his lingering death and secret burial after being mortally wounded during a robbery. Little is known of John Hamilton's life prior to his criminal career, he was born to an Irish-Canadian father from Essex County, Ontario and a German-American woman from New York. Hamilton was nicknamed "Three-Finger Jack," having lost two of his right fingers in a sledding accident when he was young. On March 16, 1927, he was convicted of the robbery of a gas station in St. Joseph and sentenced to 25 years. While incarcerated in Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Hamilton befriended a number of prominent bank robbers, such as John Dillinger, Russell Clark, Charles Makley, Harry Pierpont and Homer Van Meter. Dillinger was paroled in May 1933, but swore to liberate his friends, had handguns smuggled in to Hamilton, Pierpont and several other convicts.
On September 26, 1933, a total of ten armed men, including Hamilton, escaped from the main gate of Indiana State Prison. Soon afterwards the gang learned that Dillinger had in the meantime been arrested for bank robbery and was being detained at the Allen County Jail in Lima, Ohio. Determined to free Dillinger, the gang needed cash to fund an escape. On October 3, 1933, the gang robbed the First National Bank of St. Marys, escaping with $14,000. Nine days Hamilton accompanied Charles Makley, Harry Pierpont, Russell Clark, Ed Shouse to the Lima jail where Dillinger was being held, although he did not enter the building, did not participate in Makley and Pierpont's murder of Allen County Sheriff Jess Sarber. On December 13, 1933, the Dillinger gang executed an armed invasion of a Chicago bank, to empty its safe deposit boxes, netting the gang as much as $50,000. A day after Hamilton had left his car at a Chicago garage for some body work, the garage's mechanic called police with his suspicion that it was a "gangster car".
When Hamilton returned to pick up the car and found a police detective, William Shanley and two other officers waiting to question him, he opened fire, killing Shanley, managing to elude capture by the other two officers. This incident led to the Chicago Police Department forming a forty-man Dillinger Squad. On January 15, 1934, Hamilton and Dillinger robbed the First National Bank in East Chicago, for $20,376. During the heist, police officer William O'Malley was shot dead. Dillinger was charged with the murder, but several witnesses indicated that Hamilton was the shooter. By the end of the year, Hamilton found himself ranked third on Indiana's list of "public enemies", after Dillinger and Harry Pierpont. Hamilton, himself shot twice during the East Chicago robbery, was left in the care of his girlfriend Pat Cherrington and underworld physician Joseph Moran, while Dillinger and the others headed to Tucson where they were apprehended by the authorities. After this incident, for a short time, Hamilton was at the top of the public enemies list, until Dillinger managed to escape from Crown Point, mustered a new gang that consisted of Hamilton, Homer Van Meter, Tommy Carroll, Eddie Green, Baby Face Nelson.
Hamilton subsequently accompanied the gang on a string of chaotic armed robberies. On March 6, three days after Dillinger's escape, the gang robbed the Security National Bank & Trust Company in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the robbery, a motorcycle cop named Hale Keith was wounded when Nelson shot him down through a plate glass window. A week the gang robbed the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa. Hamilton was wounded yet again - shot in the shoulder by an elderly judge across the street, who managed to wound Dillinger. Now the subjects of a massive manhunt and media campaign and Dillinger made a discreet visit to Hamilton's sister's home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on April 17. After returning to Chicago, the gang retreated to the Little Bohemia resort near Rhinelander, Wisconsin. On April 22, the place was raided by the FBI under the direction of Melvin Purvis, who had received a tip about the gang's whereabouts from Henry Voss, a friend of Emil Wanatka, Little Bohemia's owner; the raid did not go as planned: the agents mistakenly opened fire on a car that contained three local work camp employees - Eugene Boisneau, John Hoffman and John Morris - after thinking they were gangsters.
Boisneau was killed and Hoffman and Morris were both wounded. Dillinger, Van Meter and Tommy Carroll escaped by jumping from a second floor window in the back of the lodge onto a mound of frozen snow running along the shore of Star Lake. Dillinger and Van Meter stole a car from a carpenter a half mile northwest of Little Bohemia. A day on April 23, Hamilton and Homer Van Meter were again confronted by authorities in Hastings and another shootout ensued. Hamilton was mortally wounded by the rest of the gang escaped in a car; the gang again took him to see doctor Joseph Moran in Chicago. For some reason, Moran refused to treat Hamilton. Dillinger hid the dying Hamilton with Volney Davis and Edna Murray in Aurora, Illinois. Hamilton died on April 26, 1934. Dillinger and Davis buried their friend near Oswego and Dillinger covered Hamilton's face and hands with lye, to hinder any attempt to identify the body. Not yet knowing that Hamilton had died three weeks prior, authorities indicted him on May 19 of harboring fugitives.
Hamilton's sister was convicted of the same charge, spent a short time in prison. Hamilton's grave was discovered on August 28, 1935, the body identified from Hamilt
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a sequel to Wall Street. It stars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon and Eli Wallach in his final film role; the film takes place in New York, 23 years after the original, revolves around the 2008 financial crisis. Its plot centers on a reformed Gordon Gekko, played by Douglas, acting as an antihero rather than a villain, follows his attempts to repair his relationship with his daughter Winnie, with the help of her fiancé, Jacob Moore. Principal photography took place in New York between September and November 2009. After having its release date moved twice, Money Never Sleeps was released theatrically worldwide on September 24, 2010, by 20th Century Fox. Prior to its official release, many journalists connected to the financial industry were shown advance screenings of the film. Despite opening to positive reception at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Money Never Sleeps received mixed reviews from critics.
Though failing to meet its critical expectations, the film was successful at the box office, topping the United States's ranking during its opening weekend, earning a worldwide total of $134 million in ticket sales, more than $15 million on DVD. In 2001, Gordon Gekko is released from prison after serving time for insider trading and securities fraud. In 2008, Gekko is promoting his new book Is Greed Good?, warning about a coming economic downturn. His estranged daughter, runs a small, non-profit news website and is dating Jacob Moore, a top trader at Keller Zabel Investments. Jacob, a protégé of KZI managing director Louis Zabel, has been raising money for Dr. Masters and his fusion research project, which might create abundant clean energy. Jake is financially assisting his mother, who has quit nursing to speculate in residential real estate. In the early stages of the downturn predicted by Gekko, KZI's stock loses more than 50% of its value. Louis Zabel tries to arrange a bailout for KZI from other Wall Street banks but is blocked by Bretton James, head of rival firm Churchill Schwartz, which KZI had refused to help during the dot-com bubble years earlier.
Despondent, Zabel commits suicide by jumping in front of a subway train. A distraught Jacob proposes marriage to Winnie. Jacob introduces himself. Gekko tells him. Jacob and Gekko arrange a trade: Jacob will try to reconcile Winnie's and Gekko's relationship, Gekko will gather information to destroy Bretton for his actions against KZI and for providing evidence against Gekko years ago. In revenge, Jake illegally manipulates the market by spreading rumors about the nationalization of a foreign oil field which Church has invested in; the company loses $120 million. Jake further impresses Bretton when he convinces Chinese investors to invest in the fusion project through Church. Jake attends a $10,000-a-seat fundraiser with Winnie, buying a seat for Gekko to facilitate a "chance" meeting. Gekko confronts Bretton about what he did to him and to KZI. Bretton replies. Gekko bumps into Bud Fox, who following his release from jail turned Bluestar Airlines into a huge success, sold it for millions, retired from business to play golf and become a philanthropist.
Gekko follows Winnie outside, where she explains why she blames him for everything that went wrong, stemming from his affairs and her brother Rudy's suicide. Gekko claims he worked, from prison, to get the best therapists and paid off a drug dealer to stop selling to Rudy, who died from an overdose. Winnie forgives him; as the financial crisis accelerates and Churchill Schwartz's Chairman Julius Steinhardt advise federal regulators to buy their multi billion-dollar subprime loans. As real estate collapses, Jake helps out Sylvia with his own money. Shortly after Winnie informs Jake that she is expecting their first child, Jake learns that Bretton is diverting the Chinese investment into underperforming solar panels, which are not a threat to his large position in fossil fuels. Gekko soon informs Jake that Bretton had secretly made huge profits betting against subprime loans yet still accepted the feds massive bailout. Gekko proposes using a $100 million trust fund account, which he hid in Switzerland for Winnie in the 1980s, to fund the fusion research.
She signs the money over to Jake, not knowing he would entrust it to Gekko to complete the investment. When Gekko betrays them by leaving the country with the money, Winnie breaks up with Jake. Gekko sets up a hugely successful investment company in London, capitalized by the $100 million. Jake visits him to propose a new trade: Winnie gets her money back, Gekko can participate in his grandchild's life. Gekko refuses. Jake pieces together all the details of Bretton's dealings, from KZI's collapse through to his unnecessary government bail-out of Bretton's company, he gives the information to Winnie, telling her that revealing it will bring her website publicity and credibility. When Winnie runs the story, Bretton finds himself under intense government scrutiny and is fired by his company's board, who turn to Gekko's firm for a partnership, which posted a $1.1 billion return on investment. Jake has reunited with Winnie in New York, when late one night Gekko appears and tells them that he has anonymously deposited $100 million into the fusion research account.
One year Gekko and other family and friends attend t
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by Mark Boal. The film dramatizes the nearly decade-long international manhunt for al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden after the September 11 attacks; this search leads to the Lion Team RB discovery of his compound in Pakistan and the military raid that resulted in bin Laden's death on May 2, 2011. Jessica Chastain stars as Maya, a fictional CIA intelligence analyst, with Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, James Gandolfini, Kyle Chandler, Stephen Dillane, Chris Pratt, Édgar Ramírez, Fares Fares, Jennifer Ehle, John Barrowman, Mark Duplass, Frank Grillo in supporting roles, it was produced by Boal and Megan Ellison, independently financed by Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December 19, 2012 and had its wide release on January 11, 2013. Zero Dark Thirty received acclaim and appeared on 95 critics' top ten lists of 2012, it was nominated in five categories at the 85th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Chastain, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, won the award for Best Sound Editing, shared with Skyfall.
It earned Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay, with Chastain winning the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. The depiction of so-called enhanced interrogation generated controversy, with some critics describing it as pro-torture propaganda, as the interrogations are shown producing reliably useful and accurate information. Acting CIA director Michael Morell felt the film created the false impression that torture was key to finding bin Laden. Others described it as an anti-torture exposure of interrogation practices. Republican Congressman Peter T. King charged that the filmmakers were given improper access to classified materials, which they denied. An unreleased draft IG report published by the Project on Government Oversight, in June 2013, stated that former CIA Director Leon Panetta discussed classified information during an awards ceremony for the SEAL team that carried out the raid on the bin Laden compound. Unbeknownst to Panetta, screenwriter Boal was among the 1,300 present during the ceremony.
Maya is a CIA analyst tasked with finding the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In 2003 she is stationed at the U. S. embassy in Pakistan. She and officer Dan attend the black site interrogations of Ammar, a detainee with suspected links to several of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks and, subjected to approved torture interrogation techniques. Ammar provides unreliable information on a suspected attack in Saudi Arabia, but reveals the name of the personal courier for bin Laden, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti. Other detainee intelligence connects courier traffic by Abu Ahmed between Abu Faraj al-Libbi and bin Laden. In 2005, Faraj denies knowing about a courier named Abu Ahmed. In 2009, during the Camp Chapman attack, Maya's fellow officer and friend Jessica is killed. A case manager that liked the Abu Ahmed lead shares with her an interrogation with a Jordanian detainee claiming to have buried Abu Ahmed in 2001. Maya learns what the CIA was told five years earlier: that Morocco caught Ibrihim Sayeed traveling under the name of Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti.
Realizing her lead may be alive, Maya contacts Dan, now a senior officer at the CIA headquarters. She speculates that the CIA's photograph of Ahmed is that of his brother, killed in Afghanistan. Maya says that their beards and native clothes make the brothers look alike, explaining Ammar's account of Ahmed's "death" in 2001. A Kuwaiti prince trades the phone number of Sayeed's mother for a Lamborghini. CIA operatives use electronic methods to pinpoint a caller in a vehicle who exhibits behaviors that delay confirmation of his identity, they track the vehicle to a large urban compound in Abbottabad, near the Pakistan Military Academy. After gunmen attack Maya while she is in her vehicle, she is recalled to Washington, D. C. as her cover is blown. The CIA obtains no conclusive identification of bin Laden; the President's National Security Advisor tasks the CIA with creating a plan to capture or kill bin Laden. Before briefing President Barack Obama, the CIA director holds a meeting of his senior officers, who estimate that bin Laden is 60-80% to be in the compound.
Maya in the meeting, places her confidence at 100%. On May 2, 2011, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment flies two stealth helicopters from Afghanistan into Pakistan with members of DEVGRU and the CIA's SAD/SOG to raid the compound. One helicopter crashes, but the SEALs gain entry and kill a number of people in the compound, including a man they believe is bin Laden. At a U. S. base in Jalalabad, Maya confirms the identity of the corpse. She boards a military transport back to the U. S. the sole passenger. She begins to cry; the film's working title was For Country. The title Zero Dark Thirty was confirmed at the end of the film's teaser trailer. Bigelow has explained that "it's a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, it refers to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade-long mission." Bigelow and Boal had worked on and finished a screenplay centered on the December 2001 Battle of Tora Bora, the long, unsuccessful efforts to find Osama bin Laden in the region. The two were about to begin filming.
They shelved the film they had been working on and redirected their focus starting from scratch. "But a lot of the homework I'd done for th
Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series, produced by Southern Star Group and ran for 12 years on the Seven Network, from 1994 to 2006. Although based around the policing of the town, the series depicted the everyday lives and relationships of the residents of Mount Thomas, a fictional small town in Victoria; the series was one of the highest-rated and most-awarded programs in the history of Australian television, having won 5 Logie awards, it is equal as the most awarded show in Logies history with The Don Lane Show. It is noted for its two main stars Lisa McCune, a four-time recipient of the Gold Logie, John Wood, who won Gold. Blue Heelers was first aired on 10 September 1993, with the episode "A Woman's Place"; the last episode, aired on 4 June 2006, was the 510th episode, "One Day More". It was produced by Southern Star for the Seven Network. During its 13-season run it won a total of 32 awards and was nominated for a further 50; this included 25 Logie Awards, five of which were the Gold Logie, the most coveted television award in Australia.
As well as everyday policing matters, the series deals with many controversial and "touchy" subjects. The series was the first to examine the stressful world of young police officers who are "thrown into the deep end where they are left to sink or swim". Police procedurals were enormously popular in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, but by the 1980s they had been replaced by home-grown soap operas and mini-series. Blue Heelers, was Australia's most popular television drama while it lasted; the series drew more than 2.5 million viewers every week at its peak. Along with Homicide, Blue Heelers holds the Australian record for most episodes produced of a weekly prime-time drama, it was nearly the longest-running series, but Homicide lasted one calendar month longer and, due to five feature-length episodes, had more time on air. Blue Heelers has gained recognition in the UK, New Zealand and other countries, it has been sold to 108 territories. Blue Heelers launched the careers of many Australian actors, such as Lisa McCune, Grant Bowler, Ditch Davey, Rachel Gordon, Tasma Walton, Charlie Clausen and Jane Allsop.
While many of these actors are still best known for their work on Blue Heelers, some have gone on to bigger roles. Many other actors of today appeared in guest roles, including Hugh Jackman, Charles'Bud' Tingwell, Peter O'Brien and John Howard. John Wood and Julie Nihill remained with Blue Heelers during its entire 12-year run, portraying Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon and the publican Chris Riley respectively; the series focuses on the daily lives of Victorian police officers working at a police station in the fictional small town of Mount Thomas. Each episode is presented from the perspective of the officers; this was a specific technique. The police officers referred to as "Heelers", are always active sorting out the town's many problems; these problems range from trivial complaints such as land and fencing disputes to more serious offences, such as homicides and assaults. The small town is faced with many other significant occurrences including bank robberies, escaped criminals, police shootings and the acts of deluded criminals.
Of these, one of the more significant events is the bombing of the police station during the show's eleventh season. Whenever overwhelmed, the Heelers call on the assistance of the police in the larger town of St Davids, home of the resident police inspector Russell Falcon-Price. An antagonist in the series, Falcon-Price tries to terminate the employment of the Mount Thomas sergeant or to close the entire station. Along with their police work, aspects of the Heelers' personal lives are featured, notably the relationship between Maggie and PJ, which ends with Maggie's death in one of the most watched moments on Australian television; each episode featured a range of guest cast members, over the run of the series hundreds of actors featured in these roles. As well as the main cast members, a number of well-known Australian actors appeared as either recurring or semi-regular characters; these included Terry Gill as Superintendent Clive Adamson, Neil Pigot as Inspector Russel Falcon-Price, Jeremy Kewley as Mt Thomas journalist Tony Timms, Frankie J. Holden as Snr.
Det. Jack Woodley, Catherine Wilkin, Debra Lawrance, Emily Browning, Josh Lawson, along with Suzi Dougherty as Dr. Mel Carter, Peta Doodson as Inspector Monica Draper, Beth Buchanan as Susan Croydon, Michael Isaacs as Clancy Freeman, the late Reg Evans as Keith Purvis. Many other notable actors had one-off or recurring guest roles in Blue Heelers including Shane Bourne, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Kennedy, David Wenham, Marcus Graham, Peter O'Brien, Gary Sweet, Vince Colosimo, Alan Cinis and Alan Dale. On average, 42 episodes of Blue Heelers were broadcast per year on Australian television, with each episode comprising fifty scenes. One episode was made every week; the scripts were written to a formula which allowed one day for rehearsal, two days on location and two days in the studio. Episodes were shot eight to ten weeks ahead of their scheduled broadcast date. There were 16 episodes in various stages of production at any one time. In addition, there were always seven complete episodes waiting to go to air.
Apart from the regular cast members, the show employed 4,300 guest actors annually, plus 30 extras every week. A total of 150 people were involved in some way with the show's production each week, including cast members, wardrobe and writers. Blue Heelers creator/producer, Hal McElroy, conceived the idea of Blue Heelers when he heard that an eighteen-year-old friend was planning to
South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres, it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, fifth largest by population, it has a total of 1.7 million people, its population is the second most centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are small. South Australia shares borders with all of the other mainland states, with the Northern Territory; the state comprises less than 8 percent of the Australian population and ranks fifth in population among the six states and two territories. The majority of its people reside in greater Metropolitan Adelaide. Most of the remainder are settled in fertile areas along River Murray; the state's colonial origins are unique in Australia as a settled, planned British province, rather than as a convict settlement.
Colonial government commenced on 28 December 1836, when the members of the council were sworn in near the Old Gum Tree. As with the rest of the continent, the region had been long occupied by Aboriginal peoples, who were organised into numerous tribes and languages; the South Australian Company established a temporary settlement at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on 26 July 1836, five months before Adelaide was founded. The guiding principle behind settlement was that of systematic colonisation, a theory espoused by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, employed by the New Zealand Company; the goal was to establish the province as a centre of civilisation for free immigrants, promising civil liberties and religious tolerance. Although its history is marked by economic hardship, South Australia has remained politically innovative and culturally vibrant. Today, it is known for numerous cultural festivals; the state's economy is dominated by the agricultural and mining industries. Evidence of human activity in South Australia dates back as far as 20,000 years, with flint mining activity and rock art in the Koonalda Cave on the Nullarbor Plain.
In addition wooden spears and tools were made in an area now covered in peat bog in the South East. Kangaroo Island was inhabited; the first recorded European sighting of the South Australian coast was in 1627 when the Dutch ship the Gulden Zeepaert, captained by François Thijssen and mapped a section of the coastline as far east as the Nuyts Archipelago. Thijssen named the whole of the country eastward of the Leeuwin "Nuyts Land", after a distinguished passenger on board; the coastline of South Australia was first mapped by Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802, excepting the inlet named the Port Adelaide River, first discovered in 1831 by Captain Collet Barker and accurately charted in 1836–37 by Colonel William Light, leader of the South Australian Colonization Commissioners"First Expedition' and first Surveyor-General of South Australia. The land which now forms the state of South Australia was claimed for Britain in 1788 as part of the colony of New South Wales. Although the new colony included two-thirds of the continent, early settlements were all on the eastern coast and only a few intrepid explorers ventured this far west.
It took more than forty years before any serious proposal to establish settlements in the south-western portion of New South Wales were put forward. On 15 August 1834, the British Parliament passed the South Australia Act 1834, which empowered His Majesty to erect and establish a province or provinces in southern Australia; the act stated that the land between 132° and 141° east longitude and from 26° south latitude to the southern ocean would be allotted to the colony, it would be convict-free. In contrast to the rest of Australia, terra nullius did not apply to the new province; the Letters Patent, which used the enabling provisions of the South Australia Act 1834 to fix the boundaries of the Province of South Australia, provided that "nothing in those our Letters Patent shall affect or be construed to affect the rights of any Aboriginal Natives of the said Province to the actual occupation and enjoyment in their own Persons or in the Persons of their Descendants of any Lands therein now occupied or enjoyed by such Natives."
Although the patent guaranteed land rights under force of law for the indigenous inhabitants it was ignored by the South Australian Company authorities and squatters. Survey was required before settlement of the province, the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia appointed William Light as the leader of its'First Expedition', tasked with examining 1500 miles of the South Australian coastline and selecting the best site for the capital, with planning and surveying the site of the city into one-acre Town Sections and its surrounds into 134-acre Country Sections. Eager to commence the establishment of their whale and seal fisheries, the South Australian Company sought, obtained, the Commissioners' permission to send Company ships to South Australia, in advance of the surveys and ahead of the Commissioners' colonists; the Company's settlement of seven vessels and 636 people was temporarily made at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, until
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smit-McPhee, it is the sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which began 20th Century Fox's reboot of the original Planet of the Apes series. Dawn is set ten years after the events of Rise, follows a group of people in San Francisco who struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of a plague, wiping out humanity, while Caesar tries to maintain dominance over his community of intelligent apes. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was released in the United States on July 11, 2014 and was met with positive reviews, with critics praising its visual effects, direction, musical score, action sequences and emotional depth, it was a box office success, grossing over $710 million worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2014. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
It was nominated for eight Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Director for Reeves, Best Supporting Actor for Serkis. A third installment, titled War for the Planet of the Apes, was released on July 14, 2017. Ten years after the pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus called the Simian Flu, the worldwide human population was drastically reduced, with only about one in 500 genetically immune to the virus. Meanwhile, the apes, under the chimpanzee Caesar, all bestowed with genetically enhanced intelligence by the virus, have long established a colony in the Muir Woods near San Francisco. One day, a group of humans, led by a man named Malcolm, enter the apes' territory from San Francisco in search of a hydroelectric dam that would restore power to the city. An encounter by Caesar's son Blue Eyes and his friend Ash leads to the latter's injury by a man named Carver. Malcolm manages to prevent further escalation to leave. Prompted by Koba, a scarred bonobo who holds a grudge against humans for his mistreatment as a test subject, Caesar brings his army to the humans' community at an unfinished tower as a display of strength.
Caesar announces his intent to fight the humans if forced to, while demanding the humans to stay in their territory. Malcolm convinces his fellow leader Dreyfus to give him time to take a small team to the forest and reconcile with the apes so they can access the dam, he meets with Caesar, who allows them to work on the generator on the condition that they surrender their guns. As Malcolm, his wife Ellie and son Alexander work; the fragile bonding is helped when Ellie, a nurse treats Caesar's wife Cornelia's illness. Meanwhile, Dreyfus arms his community using the Fort Point armory. Koba discovers the armory and confronts Caesar of this, but accuses him of loving humans more than apes. Caesar refrains from killing him. Koba returns to the armory and takes an assault rifle, killing two guards and Carver as the humans succeed in repairing the generator and restoring power to the city. Koba takes advantage of their celebration to covertly set fire to the apes' home, he shoots Caesar, who falls into the underbrush below, frames the humans for Caesar's apparent death in order to wage war.
Koba takes command and leads the apes into San Francisco, where they plunder the armory and mount an assault on the tower. The apes imprison the humans as Dreyfus flees underground; when Ash refuses Koba's orders to kill unarmed humans, citing Caesar's teachings, Koba throws the ape to his death and has any other ape, loyal to Caesar imprisoned. Malcolm's family finds Caesar alive and transports him to his former house in San Francisco. Caesar reveals that Koba confesses that apes can be as corrupt and violent as humans; when Malcolm sneaks into the settlement to find medical supplies for Caesar, he encounters Blue Eyes, who spares him before learning that his father is still alive and that it was Koba who shot him, not the humans. After reconciling with Caesar, Blue Eyes returns to the tower and frees the imprisoned humans and apes. Malcolm escorts the apes into the tower and finds Dreyfus, he learns that the return of electricity allowed Dreyfus' men to make radio contact with survivors at a military base, who are now coming to fight the apes.
Caesar confronts Koba at the top of the tower. Koba starts angrily shooting at the apes. While clinging on a metal girder, Koba is dropped to his death. Malcolm and Caesar acknowledge their friendship, with Malcolm warning of the approaching human military. Caesar responds that the humans will never forgive the apes for their attack and convinces Malcolm to leave with his family, he stands before a kneeling mass of apes, preparing for war. Andy Serkis as Caesar, a common chimpanzee and leader of the evolved ape tribe. Toby Kebbell as Koba, a scarred bonobo and Caesar's treacherous lieutenant. Judy Greer as Cornelia, a common chimpanzee and Caesar's wife, mother of Blue Eyes and a newborn son. Terry Notary as Rocket, a common chimpanzee, Caesar's former rival turned friend and loyal lieutenant. Karin Konoval as Maurice, a Bornean orangutan and Caesar's loyal adviser. Nick Thurston as Blue Eyes, a common chimpanzee and Caesar and Cornelia's first son. Doc Shaw as Ash, a common chimpanzee, son of Rocket Blue Eyes' best friend.