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Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 12 May 2000 (USA)
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After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Terl
... Jonnie Goodboy Tyler
... Ker
... Carlo
... Chrissy
... Parson Staffer
... Mickey
Sylvain Landry ... Sammy
... Robert the Fox
Christopher Freeman ... Processing Clerk
John Topor ... Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation Supervisor
Shaun Austin-Olsen ... Planetship
... Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko ... Bartender
Michel Perron ... Rock


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Battlefield Earth  »


Box Office


$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:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Despite the film's critical failure, John Travolta has gone to publicly defend it. He even said that if they were to make it again, that he would do it. See more »


When we first see the ruins of Denver, there is a bright red car in the foreground. Then, we see the rusted hulks of other cars. This red car would have had a phenomenal wax job to stay shiny outdoors for a millennium. See more »


Terl: Would you please tell the senator that if I had even an inkling that that was his daughter...
Zete: Watch your tongue! The senator's exact words to me were, and I'm quoting; that blasted Terl tries to talk his way out of it, have him vaporized on the spot. But cheer up, there's one bright side to this. One day you're going to die, and when you end up in Hell, at least it'll be a step up from this place.
[he laughs maniacally]
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Plot holes like Swiss Cheese!
1 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Lemme get this straight: This is a post-apocalyptic film that takes place a thousand years after an alien race conquers Earth. Well, I noticed a few plot holes in this film.

-- After 1,000 years, there is apparently no linguistic drift whatsoever. Johnny Tyler can pick up a book published in the year 2001 and read it just fine. Let's see, the King James Bible was written only a few hundred years ago and is nearly unintelligible due to linguistic drift.

-- Books don't have thousand-year shelf lives. If you go to the Smithsonian, you'll find the curators go to extreme measures to protect documents that are only 200 years old.

-- Are we really supposed to believe that stone-age barbarians can learn to fly fighter jets in just one week? It takes professional pilots years of training.

-- Jet fuel does not remain stable for a thousand years. Most of the plastic components in the jest would have become brittle. The battery packs in the jets would have become unusable. The tires would have gone flat and the rubber would have disintegrated.

-- I seriously doubt that our planet actually has enough elemental Gold that a high-tech invading civilization would still be mining it after 1,000 years. They probably would have packed up long ago.

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