It's the year 3000 A.D., and the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, who 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 ... Mickey
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 ... 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

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Take Back The Planet See more »


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

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The original screenplay was heavily re-written at the behest of the studio and star John Travolta. Original writer J.D. Shapiro thought that the changes "killed the movie", and wanted to be credited under his pseudonym "Sir Nick Knack". However, WGA rules stated that pseudonyms cannot be used when an author gets paid a certain amount of money, so the only alternative to be credited under his full name was to not be credited at all. His agent and attorney talked him out of it, as "there was a lot of money at stake". See more »

Goofs

In the remains of Denver, ruined for 1000 years, Johnnie finds books in good condition despite being in the open air, cars with still-pressurized tires and wrecked buildings with completely intact plate glass windows. See more »

Quotes

Chrissy: What if he's not dead?
Parson Staffer: Hope is an admirable quality, but foolish isn't.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and Warner DVD releases were cut by 2 secs to remove a headbutt during a fight scene. The Optimum DVD is uncut. See more »

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Must Have Set Scientology Back By A Couple Of Decades Or Something
13 June 2020 | by Dexter-hangaeSee all my reviews

LMAO

Terrible terrible acting... you can see the actors and actresses trying to ham it up, but the the suspension of disbelief is beyond the powers of a mere human. Just so ridiculous.

You have to watch it to believe it. Also, do not forget to give it as a gift to your puny Napoleon complexed co-worker. Rest assured he will suffer.


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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

Gross USA:

$21,471,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,725,663
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2.35 : 1
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