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Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  11 March 2011 (USA)
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A squadron of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.



(as Chris Bertolini)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
Hector Rincon
Joe Rincon


Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's not war. It's survival.


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,792,913 (UK) (11 March 2011)


$83,552,429 (USA) (27 May 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aaron Eckhart broke his arm while filming a stunt. He never missed a day of work because of it. See more »


It was noted that a flight of A-10 "warthogs" were on the flight line at Camp Pendleton. The A-10 is a close support ground attack aircraft flown by the USAF in support of ground operations conducted by the Army and the Marines. They often conduct joint training so seeing Air Force craft at a Marine base is not uncommon. See more »


[first lines]
Reporter on TV: ...an unprecedented meteor shower falling off the coast of Tokyo. The entire city is mesmerized by this incredible sight. Two hours after the first contact, an unidentified enemy has reached our coastlines in a swift and militaristic attack. Right now one thing is clear: The world is at war.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.111 (2011) See more »


Deal wit It
Written by Aaron Phillip, Jason Harrow, W. Henry and Felix Rovera
Performed by Afu-Ra featuring Jahdon & Jason Harrow (as Kardinal Offishall)
Courtesy of Decon
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User Reviews

Low expectations were exceeded
13 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie trailer so I really didn't expect anything more than an entertaining B rated science fiction flick. No need for spoilers (again I saw the trailer). It was a pleasant surprise.

I actually saw a VERY entertaining kick @$$ A-/B+ rated science fiction movie. The plot was in the realm of possibility, given the circumstance. The characters seemed plausible, given the range of the actors. The action kept me on the edge of my seat. All good signs.

Personally, we need more science fiction movies. If you agree, and you don't require perfection in EVERY film viewing experience -- go see this movie.

Take it at face value and enjoy it.

I did.

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