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Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 12 May 2000 (USA)
After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvain Landry ...
Christopher Freeman ...
Processing Clerk
John Topor ...
Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Earl Pastko ...
Michel Perron ...


In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has reverted to a primitive state, believing the invaders to be demons and technology to be evil. After humanity has all but given up any hope of freeing themselves from alien oppression, a young man named Tyler decides to leave his desolate home high in the Rocky Mountains to discover the truth, whereupon he is captured and enslaved. It is then that he decides to fight back, leading his fellow man in one final struggle for freedom. Written by Cheeseycom

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battlefield Earth  »


Box Office


$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,548,898, 14 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,471,685, 16 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an interview with Movieline magazine, Barry Pepper said that the food provided on the set wasn't great and that John Travolta decided to summon his personal chef to the movie's Canada location to feed the cast and crew. See more »


Jonnie drops his walkie-talkie and the camera shows one of his comrades speaking into the walkie-talkie and saying, "Jonnie, the shooting has triggered the alarm! Five guards from the cell, heavily armed and moving fast!" However, his lips are saying something completely different. See more »


Parson Staffer: All it would take is for one of the demons to follow you back from the forbidden land and we'd all be struck down.
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler: Have you ever seen one? Have you? Has anyone here ever seen one?
[starts jumping around and tossing up handfuls of dust]
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler: A demon? A monster? A BEAST? YAH!
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This Movie Is Painful To Watch
12 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a complete mess. Everything--EVERYTHING--about this movie sucks. The acting, the characters, the dialogue, the storyline, the camera angles, the tinted film, and even the very logic of it! If you want to teach someone about plot holes, pop Battlefield Earth into your DVD player. If you can find a copy; not too people have wanted to rent this movie, so copies of it are rare.

This movie is painful to watch. It hurts my eyes because everything is so tinted, it hurts my neck because everything is so angled, and it hurts my ears because the acting is so bad. Oh, and trying to figure out why someone thought this would make a good movie gave me a headache. All that being said, I cannot hate this film like some other movies, and I think it's because no one thinks it's good. I feel like it didn't do anything to me. I didn't see it in theatres and I didn't rent it, it just soaked up a couple hours of TV time. And, I have to admit, it was a lot of fun watching how gut-wrenchingly awful this movie could get.

And it got awful. People have called Plan 9 from Outer Space the worst movie of all time. I disagree. I firmly believe that Battlefield Earth is the worst movie of all time. It had a budget, so it had no excuse to be awful. This is the worst movie ever made. It's painful to watch, it makes no sense, and watching John Travolta, Barry Pepper, and Forest Whitaker act in this movie was like watching Goofy. Actually, I think I'd like to see a version where Goofy plays Terl.


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