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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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Ker
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Chrissy
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Parson Staffer
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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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Take Back The Planet See more »


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

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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Battlefield Earth  »

Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$21,471,685 (USA) (14 July 2000)
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There are similarities between what happens to Terl in L. Ron Hubbard's "Battlefield Earth" and the imprisonment of Xenu that members of Hubbard's religion "Scientology" are taught about when they reach the level "OT III". See more »

Goofs

When the Psychlo Dome finally breaks, massive sheets of glass and girders can be seen falling onto the buildings below in wide shots. In closer shots with actors, small chunks of glass can be seen falling, without a girder to be seen. Also, whole buildings collapse, and yet we see just dust and small chunks of rock hit the ground. See more »

Quotes

Bartender: When the best security chief this planet ever had is leaving, the least I can do is buy him a pan of Kerbango on the house. Of course, I'm sure our little argeement is still in effect. Now that you're leaving, that unfortunate little incident won't somehow magically appear in my file.
Terl: Of course not. I'm a Psychlo of my word.
Bartender: Because I've always told you everything I've overheard in here.
Terl: Yeah, and your information has often proved to be quite useful.
Bartender: We know how they overreact back in home ...
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Don't waste your time watching this
18 September 2002 | by (Brighton, England) – See all my reviews

When I orginally watched this film I was unaware of the Dianetic / Scientology background that surrounded this film and pretty much saw it from an neutral standpoint. The fact that after I had watched it I felt disgusted and frankly scared that a film like this could be made in the first place made me dig a little deeper into the films background.

After doing a bit of research I came to the scary conclusion that apparently this piece of cr*p that is this film is actually taken seriously by Scientologists, not unlike Christians with regard to the Bible.

Yes, ladies and gentleman, people actually believe this happened - the awful storyline, the 2D characters and the ludicrous mindbendingly stupid conclusion is taken as the word of god.

So now I feel terrified that this 'cult' has the influence to finance and convince Hollywood to waste so much money. I do have to say the Hollywood does produce some god awful flicks, but none so highly publicised or with such big names starring in them.

So avoid this like the plague, don't give distributors any excuse to produce anymore copies of this rubbish and don't waste another second of your life actually watching it.

I give it -10/10


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