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Battlefield Earth (2000)

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

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Ker
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Chrissy
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Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier ...
Mickey
Sylvain Landry ...
Sammy
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Christopher Freeman ...
Processing Clerk
John Topor ...
Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Planetship
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Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko ...
Bartender
Michel Perron ...
Rock
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Storyline

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

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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battlefield Earth  »

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Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,548,898 (USA) (12 May 2000)

Gross:

ESP 258,210,904 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

John Travolta decided to never add 'Battlefield Earth' to a job application after seeing the film See more »

Goofs

Equipment put into stores could not possibly have survived over 1000 years on an alien-occupied earth, with all resources plundered. See more »

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Terl: Ker, I'd like you to meet Chirk.
[Ker grunts appreciatively]
Terl: She's, um... she's, um...
Chirk: His soon-to-be newly acquired secretary.
Terl: Yes.
Ker: [eagerly] Really?
Terl: [quietly, to Ker] She's stupid enough not to be a menace, good-looking enough to be decorative; she gets drunk with economical speed...
Terl: [normal voice]
  • and has other advantages.



[Chirk extends her very long tongue]
Ker: Ooh. I can see that.
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Referenced in Primeval: Episode #1.3 (2007) See more »

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Suspension of belief overload!
11 December 2004 | by (Southeast Georgia) – See all my reviews

This monster flop has an interesting story outline filled with garbage. The aliens have weaknesses that make even the non-rocket scientist in the audience wonder "how did these guys survive long enough to conquer anyone?" The next question I found myself asking is this, "How long would certain things (books, computer-dependent machinery, combustion engines) last and still be of any use to anyone?" Too many things you see in the movie are simply beyond belief. But this is science fiction you say? Of course. The point is that the basic story could have been told without any of these ridiculous questions bugging the viewer if the people making it had just thought things out for an hour or two. I understand that suspension of belief is a requirement of sci-fi fans but you have to limit it to just what is necessary to tell the story you are trying to tell.


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