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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., 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 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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On May 12, We Fight Back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film's budget went from the 100 Million dollar price tag that Fox 2000 Pictures had set up to a measly 44 Million dollar one once Franchise Pictures picked up the project, which was a difference of 56 Million dollars that would been for the film's special effects, production design, casting and music as well as John Travolta's salary of 20 Million dollars. Travolta's salary is what ate up most of the budget for the film leaving the film with minimal chances to succeed with limited resources and low rent special effects. See more »

Goofs

When Jonnie Goodboy Tyler is thrown out the aliens pull his mask and bet how long before his lungs explode as he runs seeking help he passes several open fires. How could they burn without oxygen? See more »

Quotes

Zete: Once we've finished mining out this miserable little planet, let's do the universe a favor, let's exterminate the lot of them!
Terl: [chortles sycophantically] Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho! Oh, you're too much!
Zete: So they tell me.
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Alternate Versions

The US theatrical version (which is sometimes shown on IFC and was the version available on Netflix Instant), has three short scenes which were removed from the DVD release: Terl gleefully scolding the bartender after offering him a shady deal. Ker wonders if humans can fly, prompting Terl to pick one of them up and throw him off the edge of a cliff, which of course kills the human. Terl responds that this is why he's an officer and Ker his assistant. In the scene at the library, Terl tells Johnny one of the books might give him a good recipe for raw rat. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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