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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier ...
Sylvain Landry ...
Christopher Freeman ...
Processing Clerk
John Topor ...
Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ...
Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
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:

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


$21,471,685 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Despite the film's critical failure, John Travolta has gone to publicly defend it. He even said that if they were to make it again, that he would do it. See more »


The AV-8B Harrier is incapable of performing many of the maneuvers shown in the film. See more »


Zete: Once we've finished mining out this miserable little planet, let's do the universe a favor, let's exterminate the lot of them!
Terl: [chortles sycophantically] Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho! Oh, you're too much!
Zete: So they tell me.
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worst film i ever saw
5 March 2005 | by (lisbon, portugal) – See all my reviews

the friend who lent me the DVD warned me, but it beat all my expectations of lowliness. this film is unspeakably bad. don't go and see it, take my word for it:

* it has no plot.

* the 'actors' suck huge rocks. really huge.

* travolta doesn't even try.

* the most elaborate dialog revolves around the sentence 'grumble mumble'.

* special effects are the worst ever, because they pretend to be serious.

* costumes and characterization make space: 1999 look excellent

i could go on and on and on, but i'm beginning to feel sick just for having to think about it.

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