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After enslavement & near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bad direction, bad dialogue, an unimaginative and over-done look, laughable plot twists and a collection of average actors struggling to stay afloat amide all the nonsense See more (1297 total) »


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John Travolta ... Terl

Barry Pepper ... Jonnie Goodboy Tyler

Forest Whitaker ... Ker

Kim Coates ... Carlo

Sabine Karsenti ... Chrissy

Michael Byrne ... Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier ... Mickey
Sylvain Landry ... Sammy

Richard Tyson ... Robert the Fox
Christopher Freeman ... Processing Clerk

John Topor ... Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Planetship

Tim Post ... Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko ... Bartender
Michel Perron ... Rock
Michael MacRae ... District Manager Zete
Todd McDougall ... Psychlo Wrangler
Derrick Damon Reeve ... Psychlo Hoser

Jason Cavalier ... Floyd
Sean Hewitt ... Heywood
Andrew Albert ... Labour Supervisor
Alan Legros ... Heavy Set Guard
Andy Bradshaw ... Mason

Jim Meskimen ... Blythe

Robert Higden ... Supply Clerk
Rejean Denoncourt ... Communication Officer
Tait Ruppert ... Rodman
Mulumba Tshikuka ... Human Pilot

Kelly Preston ... Chirk

Marie-Josée Croze ... Mara
Nadine Corde ... Psychlo Babe

Russell Yuen ... Speaking Bandit
Andrew Campbell ... Leering Grin Bandit
Noel Burton ... Clinko
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Craig Gauthier ... Alien (uncredited)
Jared Labelle ... Man in Prison (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Christian 
Writing credits
Corey Mandell (screenplay) and
J.D. Shapiro (screenplay)

L. Ron Hubbard (novel)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Don Carmody .... executive producer
Anson Downes .... associate producer
Linda Favila .... associate producer
James A. Holt .... co-producer (as James Holt)
Jonathan D. Krane .... producer
Elie Samaha .... producer
Tracee Stanley .... co-producer
Andrew Stevens .... executive producer
John Travolta .... producer
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
Giles Nuttgens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robin Russell 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Patrick Tatopoulos 
Art Direction by
Oana Bogdan 
Claude Paré (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Louis Dandonneau 
Anne Galéa 
Costume Design by
Patrick Tatopoulos 
Makeup Department
Jocelyne Bellemare .... key makeup artist
Annik Boivin .... special makeup effects artist
Linda Bourgon .... assistant hair stylist
Vanessa Browning .... hair technician
Sandro Di Gioacchino .... hair stylist
Justin Ditter .... hair technician
André Duval .... key hair stylist
Jake Garber .... prosthetic makeup supervisor
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist
Karen Keener .... hair technician
Kathy Kelso .... makeup artist: extras
Martina Kohl .... hair stylist: Psyclo
Francine Martineau .... makeup artist: extras
Adrien Morot .... key special makeup effects artist
Jayson Philapil .... special makeup effects artist
Ron Pipes .... hair styles supervisor
Bob Pritchett .... key hair stylist
Martin Rivest .... key hair stylist: second unit
Ronald J. Rolfe .... hair stylist
Joseph Yuss Simon .... sculptor
Mike Smithson .... makeup artist: John Travolta
Sylvania Yau .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Paul Boutin .... unit manager
Francey Grace .... production supervisor
Jacky Lavoie .... unit production manager
Michael Tinger .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik Ajduk .... second second assistant director
Karla Bluteau .... third assistant director: second unit
Penny Charter .... second assistant director
Jean-François Duplat .... third assistant director
Angèle Gagnon .... third assistant director: second unit
Walter Gasparovic .... first assistant director
Brigitte Goulet .... second assistant director: second unit
Brandon Lambdin .... second second assistant director
Auree Tommi Lepage .... third assistant director
Richard Martin .... second unit director
Maïté Sarthou .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Gino Acevedo .... painter
Kasia Adamik .... storyboard artist
Rejean Brochu .... construction coordinator
Louis Dandonneau .... set dresser
Martin Gendron .... assistant art director
Alain Giguère .... head scenic painter
Ronny Gosselin .... model shop supervisor
Kevin Grant .... assistant decorator
Simon Guilbault .... set designer
Denis Hamel .... property master
Geof Isherwood .... set & prop illustrator
Patrice Jacques .... chief model maker
Patrice Jacques .... prop maker
Eric Lafrance .... carpenter
Michele Laliberte .... assistant art director
Martin Laneuville .... set dresser
David Laramy .... assistant decorator
Carl Lessard .... graphic designer
Jean-Francois Mignault .... illustrator
Jean-Francois Mignault .... pre-visualization
Russell Moore .... set designer
Chris Robbins .... paint supervisor
Andrew Semple .... sculptor
Richard Shean .... set designer
Doris Simard .... supervising art department coordinator
Lucie Tremblay .... set designer
Corinna Wicks .... painter
Francis Back .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Christopher S. Aud .... supervising sound editor (as Christopher Aud)
Kevin Bartnof .... foley artist (as Kevin Bartonf)
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
David E. Campbell .... re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Rick Canelli .... recordist (as Rick Canneli)
Casey J. Crabtree .... foley artist (as Casey Crabtree)
Jeffrey Cranford .... assistant sound editor (as Jeff Cranford)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Arnaud Derimay .... sound recordist
Laverne Dewberry .... recordist
Teri E. Dorman .... dialogue editor (as Teri Dorman)
John P. Fasal .... sound designer (as John Fasal)
Patrick J. Foley .... dialogue editor
Jessica Gallavan .... adr editor
Terry Garcia .... assistant sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... foley mixer
Charles Hamilton .... sound recordist
Todd Harris .... assistant sound editor (as Todd M. Harris)
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
David L. Horton Jr. .... foley editor (as David Horton Jr.)
Rick Hromadka .... effects editor
Adam Johnson .... effects editor
Mark Johnson .... recordist
Andy Kopetzky .... foley editor
James Lebrecht .... sound designer
Christian P. Minkler .... re-recording mixer (as Christian Minkler)
Mark Morrell .... assistant sound editor
Chris Munyon .... foley recordist (as Christopher Munyon)
John Nutt .... sound designer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer (as Tom O'Connell)
Ken S. Polk .... re-recording mixer
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Bob Redpath .... co-supervising sound editor
John T. Reitz .... re-recording mixer (as John Reitz)
Patrick Rousseau .... production sound recordist
Gregg Rudloff .... re-recording mixer (as Greg Rudloff)
Andrew Somers .... effects editor (as Andrew M. Somers)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
David Werntz .... effects editor
Dylan Zukerman .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Trevor Cripps .... specialty prop fabricator
Pierre Côté .... special effects technician
Mario Dumont .... special effects floor supervisor
Marcel Pierre Dussol .... model maker
Normand Gobeille .... special effects technician
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects
Ronny Gosselin .... miniature effects
Bob Hall .... pyrotechnician
André Laforest .... special effects technician
André Laperrière .... head special effects rigger
David Loveday .... special effects
Darwin Macatiag .... render wranglers
Francis Marleau .... special effects buyer
Eric-André Paquin .... special effects technician
Gary Pawlowski .... special effects technician
Christian Rivest .... special effects technician
Hélène Ross .... special effects department coordinator
Sebastien Roussel .... pyrotechnician
Anthony Seck .... special effects
Patrick Tatopoulos .... creature designer
Joe Viskocil .... pyro supervisor
Martin Williams .... special effects rigger
Visual Effects by
Gary Abrahamian .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Mary Agnes .... digital compositor: Optical Illusions
Mashi Akiyama .... computer graphics animators: Hybride Technologies
Erik Akutagawa .... scan/record: color timing coordinator
Josh Aller .... custom software: Image Savant
Steve Arguello .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Kenneth Au .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Jean-Yves Audojard .... computer graphics animator: Hybride Technologies
David Bailey .... matte painter
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... digital animation supervisor/producer: Image Savant
Jeff Barnes .... executive producer: ComputerCafe
Patrice-Alain Barrette .... digital image support: Hybride
Michel Barrière .... digital compositor: Hybride
Jamie Baxter .... digital artist
Timur 'Taron' Baysal .... character animator: ComputerCafe
Brian Begun .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Stacie Bensarah .... digital compositor: Optical Illusions
Sébastien Bergeron .... digital image support: Hybride
Kevin Bertazzon .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Louise Bertrand .... digital production manager: Hybride Technologies
Marc Bourbonnais .... 3D effects artist: Hybride Technologies
Mike Bozulich .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Bryce Brecheisen .... visual effects assistant coordinator
Wayne Brinton .... digital effects compositor: Hybride Technologies
Caroline Bélisle .... administration: Hybride
Lorraine Cardinal .... visual effects coordinator: Optical Illusions
Pascal Chappuis .... digital artist: lighting
Mario Chauvette .... digital image support: Hybride
Ronna Chrisman .... technical director: Optical Illusions
Chris Christman .... senior technical director: Optical Illusions (as Chris Chrisman)
Daniele Colajacomo .... visual effects supervisor: 3DSite
Daniel Aristoteles Collins .... systems/operations: Rhythm & Hues
John Cornejo .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Shellaine Corwel .... digital compositor
Marc Cote .... video computer graphics
Nicolas Cotta .... visual effects artist
Daniel Coupal .... digital effects artist
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor
Charles Darby .... digital supervisor: Digital Firepower
Brandon Davis .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Chris Dawson .... miniatures motion control camera operator
Thierry Delattre .... digital image support: Hybride
Steve Dellerson .... visual effects producer
Luc Desmarais .... technical support: Hybride
Anouk Deveault-Moreau .... digital production manager: Hybride Technologies
John Dietz .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Yerant Douvalian .... conceptual artist: Digital Firepower
David Ebner .... digital effects supervisor: ComputerCafe
Stephen Fishman .... 2D artist: Digital Firepower (as Steve Fishman)
Dan Foster .... visual effects production manager: Rhythm & Hues
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects producer: ComputerCafe (as Vicki Weimer)
Dominic Gaudreau .... technical support: Hybride
Andy Gauvreau .... digital effects: Rhythm & Hues
Bridget A. Gaynor .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Jason Greenblum .... digital compositor
David Gutman .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Laura Hanigan .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Chad J. Hellmuth .... visual effects coordinator
Erik Henry .... visual effects supervisor
Shawn Hillier .... digital effects compositor: Hybride Technologies
Glenn Hiramatsu .... character concept
Bryan Hirota .... digital effects supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Phil Holland .... scanning & recording operator
Ron Honn .... digital artist/compositor: ComputerCafe
Caleb J. Howard .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Caleb Howard)
Caleb J. Howard .... technical director
Nicolas Imhof .... digital artist
Mark Joiner .... digital animation: Image Savant
Rimas Juchnevicius .... digital compositor
Dimitri Kaliviotis .... miniatures maker
Joseph Kasparian .... computer graphics animator: Hybride Technologies
Matt Kelly .... compositor
Lance Kimes .... systems support: Rhythm & Hues
Quintin King .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Michael La Fave .... 3D digital artist
François Lambert .... digital compositor: Hybride
Franck Lambertz .... digital effects compositor: Hybride Technologies
Jean Lapointe .... digital image support: Hybride
Kim Lavery .... digital producer: Digital Firepower
Kim Lavery .... in house visual effects producer
Daniel Leduc .... digital effects supervisor: Hybride Technologies
Patrick Legault .... technical support: Hybride
Steve Linn .... system administrator: Rhythm & Hues
Dave Lockwood .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
David Lombardi .... visual effects
Marc Massicotte .... I/O technician
Marc Massicotte .... technical support: Hybride
Jeff Matakovich .... digital effects
L. Patrick McCormack .... 2D coordinator: Rhythm & Hues (as Patrick McCormack)
Will McCoy .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Matt McFarland .... scan/record manager
Mark A. McGuire .... pipeline setup
Diana Miao .... lighting technical director
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera operator
Stuart Mintz .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Stu Mintz)
Michel Murdock .... visual effects financial controller: Hybride
Jeremy Nelligan .... digital compositor
Thuc Nguyen .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Guillaume Niquet .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Gary Nolin .... visual effects producer: Rhythm & Hues
Martin November .... visual effects editor: Rhythm & Hues
Hideki Okano .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Maxx Okazaki .... digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Akira Orikasa .... digital artist: ComputerCafe
Brett Paton .... 3D animator: ComputerCafe
Chris Paxson .... motion control technician
Bill Pearson .... miniatures and special props supervisor
Chiara Perin .... lighting supervisor: 3D Site
Lisa L. Pollaro .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Glenn Ramos .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
John Rauh .... digital compositor
Pierre Raymond .... digital effects producer: Hybride Technologies
Hans Rijpkema .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Robert Rioux .... modeler: Rhythm & Hues
Edwin Rivera .... digital compositing supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Sara Robinson .... visual effects production manager: Rhythm & Hues
Sheldon 'Rocky' Rocklin .... digital compositor: Optical Illusions
Ha Ngan Roda .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Ha Roda)
Tomás Rosenfeldt .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Marc Rubone .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues (as Marcus M. Rubone)
Angie Russell .... digital producer: Rhythm & Hues (as Anjelica Casillas)
Robert Scifo .... matte artist: Optical Illusions
Andy Sheng .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Hudson Shock .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Cybele Sierra .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues
Luc Simard .... technical support: Hybride
Craig A. Simms .... digital compositor: Rhythm & Hues (as Craig 'Evil' Simms)
E. James Small .... model maker
Suponwich Juck Somsaman .... digital artist
Guillaume St-Aubin-Seers .... digital image support: Hybride
Kate St-Pierre .... visual effects coordinator
Dottie Starling .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Dortha Starling)
Stéphane Stradella .... digital compositor
Robert Stromberg .... matte painting supervisor: Digital Backlot
Michael Struk .... assistant visual effects editor
Jeff Sturgill .... photosonic operator
Mike Swofford .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues
Martin Talbot .... technical support: Hybride
Philippe Theroux .... computer graphics supervisor: Hybride Technologies
Gaetan Thiffault .... computer graphics animator: Hybride Technologies
Dave Thompson .... 3D supervisor: Digital Firepower
Antonio Torres .... roto artist: Rhythm & Hues
Hugo Tremblay .... technical support: Hybride
Marco Tremblay .... computer graphics animator: Hybride
Chris Trice .... motion control miniature supervisor
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects compositor
Joe Viskocil .... miniature special effects supervisor
Michael Wahrman .... custom software: Image Savant
Mark Welser .... matchmove
Yanick Wilisky .... computer graphics animator: Hybride Technologies
Carlos Yambao .... 3D modeling: Digital Backlot
Tsz 'Gee' Yeung .... 3D digital artist: Rhythm & Hues (as Gee Yeung)
Bill Zahn .... lighting artist: Digital Firepower
Patrick Zentis .... matte artist: Digital Backlot
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Charles L. Finance .... associate visual effects producer: post-production (uncredited)
Brian Jochum .... digital effects producer (uncredited)
Erick Schiele .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ikkee Battle .... stunts: Psychlos
Annie Carignan .... stunts: Human
Mike Chute .... stunt double: Carlo
Maxine Dumont .... stunt double: Chrissy
Maxine Dumont .... stunts: Human
Marc Désourdy .... stunts: Human
Flint Eagle .... stunts: Psychlos
Jean Frenette .... stunts: Human
Ben Gauthier .... stunts: Human
Nathalie Girard .... stunt double: Mara
Brian King .... stunts: Psychlos
Gilbert Larose Jr. .... stunts: Human
Jay Lavalley .... stunts: Human (as J.J. Lavalley)
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunt double: Jonnie (as Stephane Lefebvre)
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Steve Lucescu .... stunts: Human
Cameron Mustain .... stunts: Human
Patrick Oliver .... stunts: Human (as Patrick Olivier)
Louis Pharand .... stunts: Human
Hilary Porter .... stunts: Human
Robert Racki .... stunts: Psychlos
Paul Rapovski .... stunts: Psychlos (as Paul Rapruski)
Mark Riccardi .... stunt co-cordinator
Mark Riccardi .... stunt double: Teri
Mark Riccardi .... stunts: Human
David Rigby .... stunts: Human
J.P. Romano .... stunt co-cordinator
Nigel Scantlebury .... stunts: Human
Michael Scherer .... stunts: Psychlos (as Mike Scherer)
Todd Schroeder .... stunts: Psychlos
Nick Skokos .... stunt double
Don Stockford .... stunts: Human (as Donny Stockford)
Helen Stranzl .... stunts: Human
Bryan Thomas .... stunts: Human
Robert Thomas .... stunt double: Ker
Jérôme Tiberghien .... stunts: Human
Marshall Virtue .... stunts: Human
John Walsh .... stunts: Human
Wayne Wells .... stunts: Human
Pete White .... stunts: Human
Eric Bryson .... stunts (uncredited)
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Chute .... stunts (uncredited)
Hervé Desbois .... stunts: slave (uncredited)
Jere Gillis .... stunts (uncredited)
Nathalie Girard .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Goar .... stunts (uncredited)
Stéphane Lefebvre .... stunts (uncredited)
Layton Morrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Todd Schroeder .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Robert Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
Marshall Virtue .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Beaudry .... electrician: second unit
Pierre Beaulieu .... electrician
Peter Benison .... director of photography: second unit
Roch Boucher .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... electrician
Joost Clerinx .... best boy grip: second unit
Jean Courteau .... chief lighting technician
Geoff Deadman .... grip
Nadine Demeule .... video assist operator
Andrew Dent .... electrician: second unit
Bertrand Dupuis .... best boy grip
Thierry Fargeau .... film loader: second unit
Gilles Fortier .... rigging gaffer
Nicholas Fournier .... first assistant camera
Chloe Giroux .... second assistant camera
Emeric Grunebaum .... key grip: second unit
René Guillard .... gaffer: second unit
René Guillard .... rigging gaffer
Sylvain Hardy .... electrician: second unit
Brad Hruboska .... steadicam operator
Ariane Jonassen .... camera trainee
Jean Kavanagh .... clapper loader
Walter Klymkiw .... gaffer
Denis Lamothe .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
François Legris .... extra electrician
Christian Lemay .... focus puller: second unit
Patrick Lima .... dolly grip
Brad MacLean .... grip: second unit
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Bruno Martel .... best boy electric
Dop Martin Bouchard .... special effects lighting (as Martin Bouchard)
Denis-Noel Mostert .... steadicam operator
Julie Sageau .... video assist operator
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
David Uloth .... crane operator
Pierre Vinet .... still photographer
Steven J. Winslow .... assistant camera: Wescam
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician
Animation Department
Mike Swofford .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francesca Chamberland .... costume supervisor
James P. Cullen .... costumer
Gisèle Garneau .... key dresser
Sarah Rubano .... specialty costume fabricator
Editorial Department
Matt Boatright-Simon .... editorial assistant
Stéphane Brault .... assistant editor: Montreal (as Stephane Brault)
Debra Goldfield .... first assistant editor: avid
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeil)
Corinne Villa .... first assistant editor: film
Matthew Evan Walsh .... post-production coordinator (as Matthew Walsh)
Edward Brizio .... visual effects colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Thomas Bartke .... conductor: choir
Thomas Bartke .... music transcriptor
Elia Cmiral .... musician
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Mike Flicker .... music editor
Erik Lundborg .... orchestrator
Richard McIlvery .... scoring stage manager
William Motzing .... orchestrator
Conrad Pope .... conductor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
John Whynot .... score engineer
John Whynot .... score mixer
Darren N. Henson .... score: O'Henry Sound Studios (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Walter Diaz .... driver
Aleck Duncan .... principal cast driver: Forest Whitaker
Brian Moore .... driver (as Brian Joseph Moore)
Rino Vertone .... driver
Jerome Wheeler .... driver
Other crew
Chantal Allard .... production assistant
Marie-Elaine Bailly .... production coordinator
Melissa Bargar .... first assistant accountant
Daniel Boudreau .... production assistant
Daniel Boudreau .... set production assistant: second unit
Tony Brazas .... stand-in: Mr. Travolta
Steve Cardone .... completion guarantor
Guylaine Chagnon .... script supervisor: second unit
Pierre Cheminat .... assistant to publicist
Michael Connor .... assistant: Mr. Whitaker
Mélanie Côté .... assistant location manager
Melanie Dallaire .... receptionist
Kim De Pietro .... assistant location manager
Paul Dupont .... safety coordinator
Peter Evangelatos .... craft service: Mr. Travolta
Kristen Figeroid .... assistant: Mr. Stevens
John Gaskin .... production accountant
Pamela Godfrey .... production spokeswoman
Joanne T. Harwood .... script supervisor (as Joanne Harwood)
Pamela Hilse .... assistant accountant
Sotos Katakos .... cast/crew paymaster
Adrian Knight .... location manager
Peter Koczera .... title designer: main titles
Francois Larose .... set runner
Maryse Lesage .... assistant production coordinator
Ben Mankowski .... assistant accountant
Julie Mankowski .... accountant
Rob Massi .... assistant accountant
Michael Mendelsohn .... production financing
Massimo Nouhra .... production financing
Doug Pepper .... assistant: Mr. Pepper
Brent Radford .... weapons handler
Louis-Philippe Rathé .... pre-visualization
Jean-François Roesler .... production assistant
Lara Rosenoff .... assistant location manager
Eric Skodis .... production assistant
Angela Stauffer .... researcher
Susan Such .... executive assistant
Miguel Sánchez .... security: Mr. Travolta
Kathy Ann Thomas .... production secretary
Luke Tierney .... production assistant
Kaija Vogel .... assistant: Roger Christian
Ian Watermeier .... finance coordinator
Pierre Bourque .... thanks (as Mayor Pierre Bourque)
George Edde .... special thanks
Mirko Kustec .... thanks
Pellegrino Vetrone .... thanks
Saulie Zajdal .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action
118 min | USA:119 min (video version) | South Korea:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 (2001) (DVD) (revised version) | Finland:K-12 (2000) (theatrical) | France:U | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Singapore:PG | South Africa:10V | South Korea:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #37411)

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J.D. Shapiro wanted to be credited under the pseudonym "Sir Nick Knack" but was unable to due to WGA rules. He then wanted to not be credited at all but his agent and attorney talked him out of it.See more »
Plot holes: After 1000 years of enslaving humans Psychlos have no knowledge of humans including the basics such as culture, language or food.See more »
Terl:It is a pleasure to see you, your excellency, and I would be honored to expedite your clearance through security.
Zete:Please, call me Zete. Does all of Earth look like this?
Terl:Oh, I'm afraid so, sir.
Zete:Pathetic. All the green and the blue sky. They told me this planet was ugly, but this has got to be one of the ugliest crap holes in the entire universe.
Terl:I couldn't agree with you more.
Zete:I hate these puny undersized planets. The gravity is so... different.
Terl:Well, one does get used to it.
Zete:And the human animals, grossly undersized.
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139 out of 193 people found the following review useful.
Bad direction, bad dialogue, an unimaginative and over-done look, laughable plot twists and a collection of average actors struggling to stay afloat amide all the nonsense, 19 September 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

It is the year 3000. Many years have passed since the world was conquered by an evil race called the Psychlos in order that they would strip it of its resources just as they had countless other planets. Man has been forced back to the Stone Age, slowly dying out in small, ineffective pockets of resistance around the world. Sent out from his community, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler stumbles across two other survivors who tell him of a place of the gods – a place that turns out to be a former city. While resting overnight the group is come across by the Psychlos and both Jonnie and Carlo are captured. A plot by one of the Psychlos to outsmart his bosses (who have deserted him on earth by turning down his bid for a transfer) opens the door for Jonnie to learn a great deal about his new masters and gradually he becomes the last real hope for mankind.

Being a film critic must be a hard job to do at times. Many of the films you watch will not be brilliant, nor will they be terrible – most will be OK and nothing more. Therefore when reviewers get a chance to gush, they generally take it. Likewise, when a bad film does come to the big screen and reviewers get to see it, they often will take great pleasure in putting the boot it – we see it with at least one big budget film each year (2004 was Catwoman). So I usually will try and view a really panned film because I am aware that sometimes the critics are just being unfair – however, most of the time I'll wait until it comes to TV to make that decision. With Battlefield Earth, I must concede that it is a pretty bad film – but maybe not as bad as the many critics all said, although it would be easy to just keep kicking it in the same way as everyone else does.

The film does have some very basic ideas that offer potential but these are squandered with a script that bulks out with bad dialogue, poor story development and an overall poor delivery that makes it a film that is certainly a mess, if not 'the worst film of all time™'. The story quickly goes wrong by making massive plot jumps with its two threads (Jonnie and Terl) that it quickly becomes tiresome. It is not just that major parts of it make little sense (even if you are trying to get into it) it is also that the film makes it harder for itself by taking itself so seriously. If the film had been exciting and entertaining then I could have forgiven these jumps but the way it holds itself in such high regard means we have to meet it on its own terms – something that I found nigh on impossible to do with this. Whenever we are asked to accept that planes would have survived intact over 1000 years, or that anyone could learn to fly them in a matter of days then it is really asking too much if it also expects me to take it 100% seriously at the same time.

The film has clearly had money spent on it, and it isn't that the effects look bad, it is more that they feel over-designed. The Psychlos (cr*p name) look like nobody knew when to stop adding bits and they do look a bit absurd – like a Klingon but with more bits! Similarly the transport craft and alien sets all feel like somebody has just ripped off other films and then tried to combine them; the end result is the look of a cheap sci-fi that looks like it is a sci-fi film as opposed to a 'real' futuristic world. It is hard to describe and maybe I'm doing it badly but to me the film looked like the alien future's of a thousand sci-fi movies, not an alien future that exists outside of late night TV and, as such, it was even less engaging. Of course it didn't help that the direction was so ham fisted that Christian should be asked to return his Oscar out of good will. The opening action scene is delivered in a terrible slow motion that sucked all the potential out of it – a technique that is sadly used for most of the action scenes. The stuff with the harriers near the end is so silly that even a good director couldn't have saved it; but Christian is not a good director here and he makes it worse and robs it of any excitement or pace it may have had.

With such a poor product to sell to us, even an all star cast would have struggled – so imagine the trouble that one fading star and a collection of minor support actors have with it. Travolta tries hard but he can find nothing of value. He looks terrible and his performance is just so…obvious and easy – there is nothing to watch here, partly due to him but also to the wider failings of the film. Pepper was a very strange choice for such a big role and, try as he might, he cannot get past the absurdity of the whole thing and he comes across as part of the silliness, taking his character way too seriously for the material – but I suppose he was only matching the mood of the film. Whitaker has nothing to do and even an appearance from the likable, low-rent baddie Kim Coates brought nothing to the film. I don't even know the rest of the cast by name but suffice to say that none of them can do anything worth seeing.

Overall this is a very poor film and, although I don't wish to join the mob by just kicking it, I didn't find any reason not to. The direction is awful but is at its worst in the action scenes. The effects are not awful, they just feel like generic, overdone sci-fi fare with little or no imagination – a big surprise when you consider that the director was nominated for an Oscar for Alien and won one for Star Wars for the very discipline of art direction! The script is clunky and the story full of moments that are, at best, illogical and, at worst, silly, stupid and laughable. The end result is a product that is a real mess with almost nothing of value in it. It is relentlessly shoddy and I almost wish the 'worst film ever' hype would drop off just so that this film could slowly fade from our memory and be lost in time.

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