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Here on Earth -- A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.

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Cast

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Chris Klein ... Kelley

Leelee Sobieski ... Samantha

Josh Hartnett ... Jasper

Michael Rooker ... Malcolm Arnold

Annie Corley ... Betsy Arnold

Bruce Greenwood ... Earl Cavanaugh

Annette O'Toole ... Jo Cavanaugh

Elaine Hendrix ... Jennifer Cavanaugh

Stuart Wilson ... John Morse
Ronni Saxon ... Robin Arnold
Maureen O'Malley ... Patty
Tac Fitzgerald ... Pete

Jessica Stier ... Vanessa

Erik Eidem ... Charlie (as Erik Kristofer)
Zach Fehst ... Steve

Michael Piznarski ... Albert
Peter Gregory Thomson ... Abel Shiverson
Isabell O'Connor ... Judge Maddick (as Isabell Monk)
Garth Schumacher ... Pastor (as Garth C. Schumacher)

Chris Carlson ... Paramedic
Jack Walsh ... Mr. Lackett

Peter Syvertsen ... Vin Pemrose
Stephen Yoakam ... Dr. Falco
Eden Bodnar ... Amanda Fielding
Mary Woolever ... Nurse
Barbara Kingsley ... Hospital Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

H.T. Altman ... Preppy Kid (uncredited)

Paul Cram ... Funeral Mourner (uncredited)
Teena Flowers ... Picnic Participant (uncredited)

Chuck Murphy ... Male Cop (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... Hospital Technician (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mark Piznarski 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Seitzman (written by)

Produced by
Jeffrey Downer .... executive producer
David T. Friendly .... producer
David Higgins .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Andrea Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
 
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
 
Production Design by
Dina Lipton 
 
Art Direction by
James F. Truesdale 
 
Set Decoration by
Diana Stoughton 
 
Costume Design by
Isis Mussenden 
 
Makeup Department
June Brickman .... key makeup artist
Dina Dainty .... assistant hair stylist
Kim Santantonio .... key hair stylist
Mary Jo Seidl .... assistant hair stylist
Cara Sophia Tollefson .... first makeup artist (as Cara Tollefson)
Brenda Torre .... additional makeup artist
 
Production Management
Charlie Davis .... post-production supervisor
Jeffrey Downer .... unit production manager
Jack L. Murray .... production manager: non-DGA
Jack L. Murray .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa J. Bloch .... second assistant director
Dave Halls .... second second assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director: second unit
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director
Ron Stein .... second unit director
Jeffrey Wetzel .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Alton Anderson .... painter (as Alton K. Anderson)
Nick Aune .... carpenter
Bryan Axell .... painter
Kevin Bangert .... carpenter
Joseph Barillaro .... stand-by painter
Alexander Barnes .... painter
Cadence Baron .... swing gang
Curtis Bellows .... paint foreman
Jodie Bender .... greens
Sarah Black .... painter
Chris Call .... property master
Alexandra Roff Carr .... painter
John Alan Champion .... buyer
Adam Chase .... painter
Duncan A. Chase .... painter
Tara Costello .... painter
Betsy Donovan .... painter
Tim Drackert .... carpenter
Therese 'Bobo' Eberhard .... paint foreman
W. Therese Eberhard .... paint foreman
Matthew Eder .... painter
Lori K. Engels .... assistant property master
Richard Fernandez .... set designer
Paul Forneris .... carpenter
Bradley G. Grasser .... swing gang
Michael 'Spam' Hall .... carpenter
Tony Hanson .... painter
Kelly Hemenway .... lead scenic (as Kelly Rae Hemenway)
Trish Herrmann .... on-set dresser
Kenneth J. Kellers .... leadman (as Kenneth Kellers)
Tracy Kruse .... carpenter
Daniel John Lorge .... painter
Chris Murphy .... carpenter
Keith Neely .... assistant art director
Kyle Oglesby .... painter
Nathan Olson .... carpenter
Lars Petersen .... construction consultant
Buster Pile .... construction coordinator
Christopher Redmond .... assistant property master
Bradford Richardson .... lead graphic designer
Michael G. Richer .... construction foreman (as Michael Richer)
Rich Romig .... set designer (as Richard Romig)
David Rongstad .... painter
William Rusnacko .... carpenter
Bruce Schultz .... carpenter
Tim Schwob .... construction foreman (as Timothy Schwob)
F. Andrew Scott .... painter
Dwight C. Swanson .... gang boss
Susan J. Tveit .... art department coordinator
Joseph Waterkotte .... gang boss (as Joe Waterkotte)
Douglas Weatherhead .... painter
Chris Weglinski .... swing gang
William A. Wilson .... swing gang
Emijo Winner .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Chris C. Benson .... cable person
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer
David Burk .... assistant sound editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Robert Janiger .... production sound mixer
Robert Janiger .... sound mixer
Trevor Jolly .... sound supervisor
Trevor Jolly .... supervising sound editor
R.J. Kizer .... adr editor
Dave Kulczycki .... dialogue editor
Cliff Latimer .... sound editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... assistant sound editor
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
John Rodd .... sound recordist
George W. Scott .... boom operator
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia Irwin)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Allen .... effects editor
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Paul Murphy .... special effects coordinator: Minnesota (as Paul A. Murphy)
Michael A. Thompson .... special effects foreman
Chris Walkowiak .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Lee Berger .... digital effects executive producer: Rhythm & Hues
Chris Consani .... digital effects art supervisor: Rhythm & Hues
Daphne Dentz .... digital effects producer
Phil Holland .... scanning & recording operator
Sharon Holly .... visual effects producer
Uel Hormann .... 2D supervisor
Joe Mancewicz .... animation setup
Josh Margolies .... visual effects editor
Sei Nakashima .... digital effects matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
John Rau .... 2D compositor
John Rauh .... digital artist
Hudson Shock .... 2D compositor
Jesse Silver .... digital effects matte painter: Rhythm & Hues
Suponwich Juck Somsaman .... CG artist
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor
Brandon Craig .... render supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Lance Gilbert .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Henry Kingi .... stunts
Erik Rondell .... stunts
Dana Stein .... stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
Michael Tremont .... stunts
Jeffrey Wetzel .... stunts
Danny Wynands .... stunts (as Dan Wynands)
Danny J. Yates .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fredrick Albrecht .... key grip: second unit (as Fred Albrecht)
Laura Mae Bobick .... additional second assistant camera
Greg Bubb .... Steadicam operator
Greg Bubb .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brian Bullen .... electrician
Peter Clemence .... key grip
Edward Cohen .... best boy electric: second unit (as Eddie Cohen)
Ed Dally .... additional second assistant camera
Sam Emerson .... still photographer (as Sam Young Emerson)
James Farrell .... best boy grip: second unit
Mark Figueroa .... second assistant camera: second unit
Moe Flaherty .... second assistant camera: second unit
Ronald A. Francis .... camera operator: second unit
Joseph Gallup .... electrician
Jeff Gatesman .... gaffer: second unit
Stephen Gorman .... video playback operator: second unit
Mike Gulenchyn .... electrician: second unit
Paul Guthrie .... additional second assistant camera
Tony Hanson .... electrician: second unit
Michael Hartzel .... electrician
William H. Hobson .... company grip (as William Hobson)
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: Boston
John R. Kaplan .... best boy grip: second unit, Boston
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: second unit (as Donald M. McCuaig)
David Meyers .... rigging gaffer
George A. Olson Jr. .... first assistant camera: second unit (as George A. Olsen Jr.)
Rory Olson .... electrician
Paul Paguyo .... company grip
Mike D. Parker .... grip: second unit
Blake Rizk .... grip: second unit
James Schaidler .... company grip
Jack S. Schlosser .... gaffer
Ramy M. Selim .... electrician: second unit (as Ramy Selim)
Joseph Slagerman .... best boy electric
Todd Slyapich .... first assistant camera: second unit
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator
Steve Speers .... additional second assistant camera
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera
Christopher Thompson .... second assistant camera
Jeff Villars .... dolly grip
Peter Vongrossmann .... company grip
Wilson Webb .... electrician (as Wilson R. Webb)
Niel Williams .... best boy grip (as Neil Williams)
 
Casting Department
Lynn Blumenthal .... casting: Minnesota
Loop De Loop .... voice casting
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Sarah Jane Hill .... casting associate: Minnesota
Diana Jaher .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alexandria Forster .... costume supervisor
Beth McKeever .... wardrobe assistant
Ann Miller .... key set costumer (as Annie Miller)
Trina Mrnak .... set costumer
Lisa Powers .... set costumer: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Robert Malina .... apprentice editor
Dennis McNeill .... color timer
Sandy S. Solowitz .... assistant editor: avid
Tracey Wadmore-Smith .... assistant film editor
Robert Mendoza .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Brian Dembow .... musician: viola
John Ellis .... musician: oboe
Endre Granat .... musician: violin
Jim Harrison .... supervising music editor
Dan Higgins .... musician: saxophone
Jim Kanter .... musician: clarinet
John Kurlander .... score mixer
John Kurlander .... score recordist
Dana Millman .... music supervisor
Andrea Morricone .... conductor
Andrea Morricone .... orchestrator
Bryan Pezzone .... musician: piano
John Rodd .... orchestral score recordist
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Joann Turovsky .... musician: harp
James Walker .... musician: flute
Mike Knobloch .... music executive (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Don Haggerty .... production driver
Michael Kennedy .... transportation captain (as Mike Kennedy)
Leo Skudlarek .... driver: set dressing department
James R. White .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Erin Acker .... assistant: Mr. Friendly
Sarah Bertsch .... violin teacher
Susan Boyajian .... voice actor
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice artist
Jose Carillo .... catering assistant
Wendy Carr .... craft service
Dave Dustin .... set medic: Rescue Resources Inc.
Steven Eddy .... production assistant
Adam Erickson .... production assistant
Kurt W. Gensmer .... set medic: Rescue Resources Inc.
Deena Graf .... production assistant: second unit
James Gregory .... caterer: Hall of Fame Catering
Kelly 'K-2' Heikkila .... location manager
Jesse Hove .... location assistant
Jesse Hove .... production assistant
Michael D. Howe .... production assistant
Theresa Hunsberger .... production assistant
Jurgen Jass .... production assistant: second unit
Jennifer Johanneson .... production assistant
Julie Kaupa .... assistant production coordinator
Hilary Kolman .... assistant: Mr. Higgins
Joshua Leadholm .... production assistant: second unit
Kevin Lohmann .... production assistant
Kristopher Long .... production assistant
Michael McCaffrey .... production assistant
Michael McGahey .... assistant: Mr. Friendly
Beth McKeever .... production assistant (as Beez McKeever)
Scott Nelson .... ambulance service: Red Wing Fire Department
Leah M. Otto .... film commissioner: Minnesota
Luke Ployhar .... production coordinator
Luis Racer .... production assistant
Susan Ransom .... production assistant
Alison Rothman .... first assistant accountant
Kathy Salaski .... craft service
Erika Schlager Dos Santos .... craft service: second unit
Cathy Schweickhardt .... second assistant accountant
Taffy Schweickhardt .... payroll accountant
Tyson Smedstad .... production assistant: second unit
Beth Smith .... script supervisor (as Beth A. Smith)
Deb Staloch .... caterer: Hall of Fame Catering
Tom Steel .... stage crew
Matt Story .... production accountant
John Strahm .... assistant location manager (as John H. Strahm)
John H. Strahm .... assistant location manager
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Damon Tedesco .... stage crew
Michael Tremont .... assistant: Mr. Piznarski
Valerie Flueger Veras .... assistant: Mr. Downer (as Valerie Anne Flueger)
Dana Wagner .... production assistant (as Dana M. Wagner)
Jared Yeater .... production assistant: second unit
Andrew Zilch .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and thematic elements
Runtime:
96 min | Germany:93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Samantha.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Kelley is getting out of the shower, you can see his shorts under the top of the towelSee more »
Quotes:
Sam:Some people live their whole lives and never fall in love. I lived my life... I fell in love.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Xchange (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
Whatever Turns You OnSee more »

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28 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Not great, but not a "bad" movie that so many say it is., 11 June 2002
Author: TxMike from Houston, Tx, USA, Earth

OK, it was my weekly "free" rental, so it didn't have to be great. But I cannot understand all the highly negative criticism of "Here on Earth." It has a very true theme, everyone deserves to find true love before they die. However, it plays more like a "made-for-TV" teen romance than a theater blockbuster. But it is better than many of the "teem movies" made recently.

Sam (Leelee Sobieski) is a small town girl whose big plans to go to UM on a track scholarship got waylayed by a knee injury. She has a boyfriend Jas (Josh Hartnett) that she has known forever, he loves her ("I know you better than anyone, Sam."), but we can see there isn't the passion one expects of true love.

Along comes Kelley (Chris Klein), the smart (valedictorian) rich kid who is stuck on himself, the last person Sam's sister and parents want her to get mixed up with. But there is a spark of passion there, Sam starts to feel for the first time she might find true love. You see, she has a secret. The knee injury has affected her liver and she is on a fast path to death.

Kelley and Jas are like two elk competing for the one fertile female at springtime. Verbal and physical challenges, an ill-advised car chase results in a crash into gas pumps and burning down the local hangout. Both of their sentences require them to work all summer to rebuild the restaurant. Kelley stays in the garage apt.

When the summer is over, the restaurant rebuilt, Sam has been laid, Jas is no longer Sam's girlfriend, Kelley just boards the bus and leaves without visiting the dying Sam. He has things to attend to, a life to get on with. However, back at home he has second thoughts, sees yellow roses planted by his deceased mum, and goes back to be with Sam. At her funeral, he reads from poetry they both enjoyed. She found true love before she died, he learned about what is really important.

The story is not novel, but it still is a pretty good one. Josh Hartnett is excellent as the unpolished bumpkin, Leelee as the philosophical girl looking for meaning in her short life. But Chris Klein looks out of his league. He still has a way to go before he can graduate from his teen gross-out roles in films like "American Pie."

I never felt totally immersed in the film, because some of the acting and some of the dialog didn't quite ring true. However I found it to be a pleasant 90 minutes and it probably deserves a rating somewhere around 5 to 7, which is where the IMDb votes cluster presently. To rate it a "1" as so many have, or to call it "possibly the worst movie of all time" are just absurd.

The DVD was fine, with Dolby 5.1 sound, but the extras consist primarily of several trailers for other films put out by this company.

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