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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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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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Trivia

John Travolta referred to this film as "like Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) but better" and "the Schindler's List (1993) of science-fiction films" during publicity. See more »

Goofs

When we first see the ruins of Denver, there is a bright red car in the foreground. Then, we see the rusted hulks of other cars. This red car would have had a phenomenal wax job to stay shiny outdoors for a millennium. See more »

Quotes

Terl: Who is responsible for allowing this man-animal to run around unsupervised?
Psychlo: The man-animal shot the wrangler, sir.
Terl: I'm a little pressed for time, why don't you save the going-away jokes for later!
Psychlo: No joke, sir, I swear. The man-animal somehow got a hold of his gun.
Terl: Really? Show me.
[he takes the gun and hands it to Jonnie]
Terl: Reach for the gun.
Psychlo: But sir, I might get shot.
Terl: Sure, you might. And I might suddenly grew a third arm!
Psychlo: But sir, I swear it shot the wrangler!
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Referenced in 2 Broke Girls: And the Pretty Problem (2011) See more »

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Even on video a waste of money
4 May 2001 | by (Utrecht, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I knew this movie was bad, filled with hard to believe nonsense and horrible 'go America go' propaganda; so I had to see it. However this was way beyond my imagination. After returning the video I honestly asked the clerk that even when I'm very drunk to stop me from renting this movie ever again. Hopefully he'll remember that. Although the movie starts funny as we can see Travolta and Whitaker argue in their silly suits about slaves, this quickly turns to boredom. The rest of the movie is the standard very bad, short on budget Si-fi that can't interest any viewer with an IQ above sea level at all. The horrible thing is that the director hasn't even tried to convince you as the main character suddenly learns geometry (ok) and teaches it to his barbarian mates (huh?) who immediately appreciate the essence of it all (they ate raw meat as they have just learned what fire is). But then suddenly the standard IQ of these people goes sky-high: They understand atom bombs, know how to fly a Mig and work with highly cryptic computer interfaces. Check out the fact that the main character discovers the national library and finds a crisp fresh version of the constitutional law (it has been in that very same destroyed library for almost 1000 years and doesn't show any signs of decay ?) At has been a long time since I cried....


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