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Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  12 May 2000 (USA)
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After enslavement & 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
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Sammy
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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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12 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Battlefield Earth  »

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Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

ESP 258,210,904 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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In a somewhat controversial means of promoting this film, star John Travolta made the usual publicity rounds but, instead of discussing the film in interviews, he signed copies of L. Ron Hubbard's book. See more »

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Equipment put into stores could not possibly have survived over 1000 years on an alien-occupied earth, with all resources plundered. See more »

Quotes

Zete: Home office is well aware of your academic achievements and obvious talents. That's why we decided not to keep you here for another 5 cycles
Terl: It's a joke, oh thank you sir. I don't know if I could have kept my sanity being here another 5 cycles
Zete: We've decided to keep you here another 50 cycles... with endless options for renewal.
Zete: [echoes]
[laughs maniacally]
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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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