Here on Earth (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  24 March 2000 (USA)
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A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Arnold
Betsy Arnold
Jo Cavanaugh
Jennifer Cavanaugh
John Morse
Ronni Saxon ...
Robin Arnold
Maureen O'Malley ...
Tac Fitzgerald ...
Charlie (as Erik Kristofer)


The lives of three young people - a rich student, a girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" and her boyfriend - unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer in the romantic drama "Here on Earth." Kelley Morse (Chris Klein), who is cocky and brash, normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Josh Hartnett). As Jasper's willful girlfriend Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samantha's mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to a creatively ironic but fitting punishment: They must help rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelley's summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his "sentence," but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his... Written by Rebecca <>

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

24 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aquí en la Tierra  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,510,705 (USA) (24 March 2000)


ESP 5,854,428 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Did You Know?


Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Samantha. See more »


Kelley wears identical blue Oxford shirts throughout the entire movie, which spans one summer. Odd, but possible. See more »


Sam: So... what will it be?
Kelley: What's good here besides help.
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Poorly written and acted
18 September 2000 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a sad waste of two such promising actors. Chris Klein's character was unlikable from the start and never made an improvement. What did she see in him?? He was rarely kind, never thankful for what he does have...and a coward. Pass this one by on the shelves. You'll be glad you did.

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