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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

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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 »

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

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Pepper said that had he known he was going to win Worst Supporting Actor at the Razzies, he would have shown up to accept his award in person. 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

Terl: It is a pleasure to see you, your excellency, and I would be honored to expedite your clearance through security.
Zete: Please, call me Zete. Does all of Earth look like this?
Terl: Oh, I'm afraid so, sir.
Zete: Pathetic. All the green and the blue sky. They told me this planet was ugly, but this has got to be one of the ugliest crap holes in the entire universe.
Terl: I couldn't agree with you more.
Zete: I hate these puny undersized planets. The gravity is so... different.
Terl: Well, one does get used to it.
Zete: And the human ...
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Alternate Versions

The U.S. television version contains many of the scenes cut for the video, but with some other scenes obviously edited for content. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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User Reviews

 
worst film i ever saw
5 March 2005 | by pfigSee all my reviews

the friend who lent me the DVD warned me, but it beat all my expectations of lowliness. this film is unspeakably bad. don't go and see it, take my word for it:

* it has no plot.

* the 'actors' suck huge rocks. really huge.

* travolta doesn't even try.

* the most elaborate dialog revolves around the sentence 'grumble mumble'.

* special effects are the worst ever, because they pretend to be serious.

* costumes and characterization make space: 1999 look excellent

i could go on and on and on, but i'm beginning to feel sick just for having to think about it.


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