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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 ... 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 ... 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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Gross USA:

$21,471,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,725,663
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Pepper blamed the film's failure on "a weak script and poor production values". He claimed that John Travolta's paycheck took most of the budget. 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

Ker: But we have to pay the new workers.
Assistant Planetship: Maybe you were absent the day they taught economics at the academy, Ker, but nobody works for free.
Terl: Man-animals do. What if we were to train them how to mine?
[the Planetship and his assistant laugh]
Planetship: Man-animals operating machinery? Have you blown a head gasket? I will be the laughing stock of the universe!
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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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Ghod Awful Schlock
22 January 2001 | by eguy-3See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst films in existence. It is not even bad/good in the sense of Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Travolta capers around cackling with feverish glee. The only good thing about this movie is that I never have to see it again.

By far the worst film I have ever seen.


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