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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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Chrissy
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Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier ...
Mickey
Sylvain Landry ...
Sammy
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Christopher Freeman ...
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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 ...
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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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$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$21,471,685 (USA) (14 July 2000)
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Until I Know Who Killed Me (2007) exceeded their record by winning eight Razzies in 2008, 'Battlefield Earth' was tied with Showgirls (1995) for the most Golden Raspberry Award wins in a year: seven. While 'Showgirls' received almost twice as many Razzie nominations, 'Battlefield Earth' "won" in every single category it was nominated at the 2001 Awards. Forest Whitaker was the only nominee to escape without a Razzie (for Worst Supporting Actor; Barry Pepper won). 'Battlefield Earth' also went on to win special Razzies for Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years (2005) and Worst Picture of the Decade (2010). 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: Would you please tell the senator that if I had even an inkling that that was his daughter...
Zete: Watch your tongue! The senator's exact words to me were, and I'm quoting; that blasted Terl tries to talk his way out of it, have him vaporized on the spot. But cheer up, there's one bright side to this. One day you're going to die, and when you end up in Hell, at least it'll be a step up from this place.
[he laughs maniacally]
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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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