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Battlefield Earth (2000)

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

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Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier ...
Mickey
Sylvain Landry ...
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Christopher Freeman ...
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Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
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Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko ...
Bartender
Michel Perron ...
Rock
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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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$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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L. Ron Hubbard's original novel is over 1000 pages long. See more »

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The movie claims that gold is the most precious metal the aliens are after. A quick study of Earth economies before the destruction of the planet would have revealed that central banks store gold as counter value to issued currency. Instead of plundering these depositories the aliens resort to a laborious mining technique and ignore the stored gold for a thousand years. See more »

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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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The new millennium's nominee for Worst Film of the Century
27 April 2004 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

BATTLEFIELD EARTH (2000) 1/2 * John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Richard Tyson, Sabine Karsenti, Michael MacRae, Michael Byrne, Sean Hewitt, Kelly Preston (unbilled cameo). My candidate for worst film for the new millennium: atrociously awful Travolta vehicle (who is totally to blame for his co-producing this pet project due to his Scientology ties) in bringing L. Ron Hubbard's cult sci-fi novel to fruition is just one God-forsaken mess from start to finish in what feels like the ultimate Ed Wood film with a dire need for the gang from MST3K to show up and provide apt ridicule: Travolta stars as 9 foot tall alien Terl, a Psychlo who commands his rampaging race in wiping out mankind in the year 3000 with only rebel Pepper out to thwart his nefarious plans of mining gold for his own just rewards.

Ridiculous from the get go: the make-up of the Psychlos: a combination of dreadlocks a la Jar Jar Binks to the 'Coneheads' to the costume rejects of any speed metal band of the 1990s; the dim lighting and production design; the cheezy special effects (except for the climax of Terl's planet - who the HELL cares if I'm giving away the ending?!! IT SUCKS!!!) - which looked kinda cool!) and laugh-out loud dialogue: ('Rat-brains' is the often reviled retort by Terl to the 'man-animals' he despises). Travolta better get his mind straight because his post-'Pulp Fiction' comeback is running on jet vapors at this point and don't even get me started on his evil Vincent Price-inspired chortle! UGGGHH!!! (Dir: Roger Christian)


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