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Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 12 May 2000 (USA)
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It's the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.

Director:

Roger Christian

Writers:

Corey Mandell (screenplay), J.D. Shapiro (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Terl
Barry Pepper ... Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
Forest Whitaker ... Ker
Kim Coates ... Carlo
Sabine Karsenti ... Chrissy
Michael Byrne ... Parson Staffer
Christian Tessier Christian Tessier ... Mickey
Sylvain Landry Sylvain Landry ... Sammy
Richard Tyson ... Robert the Fox
Christopher Freeman Christopher Freeman ... Processing Clerk
John Topor John Topor ... Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Planetship
Tim Post ... Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Bartender
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Rock
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare to go Psychlo See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battlefield Earth See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$73,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,548,898, 14 May 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,471,685, 16 July 2000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,253,978
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production went on so long that John Travolta turned down The Shipping News (2001) and postponed production on Standing Room Only (2003). See more »

Goofs

In spite of the total breakdown of the society where much of the present-day knowledge has not been passed to the film's present day, the "man-animals" speak perfectly constructed English, including more complex tenses and irregular verbs. See more »

Quotes

Ker: The photo is from last week's recon drone. It shows a rock slide in the mountains, it exposed a gold vein.
Terl: And you were waiting for me to be transferred so you could turn it in and get all the credit for yourself.
Ker: I didn't think you'd mind.
Terl: I don't mind. Turn it in. But before you do, pretend that you're not a complete imbecile and check the compo-gradients.
[Ker inserts the photographic tablet into a computer]
Ker: The mountain's full of uranium. No Psychlo could get there without his breath gas ...
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Connections

Referenced in I Am Not an Animal: Planet of the Men and Women (2004) See more »

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Why no option to vote 0/10 ?
8 September 2010 | by ozdavidSee all my reviews

This movie makes you wonder why on IMDb we are forced to give a movie as dreadful as this a minimum of 1/10 when it quite rightly deserves a vote of 0/10.

In all my life I have never seen such rubbish!

The alleged "acting" unbelievable.

What was John Travolta thinking when he made this pile of ......... ?

All involved with this deserve to never be involved in the movie industry ever again.

The "story" is unfathomable (is that a word?) , made not the slightest sense from beginning to end. Have not had to sit through something so silly and boring in all my life. Even if you are offered to see this at no cost , just run for the exit!!!


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