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Here on Earth (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 24 March 2000 (USA)
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A rich college kid is taught a lesson after a joy ride ends up destroying a country restaurant.

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Mark Piznarski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Klein ... Kelley
Leelee Sobieski ... Samantha
Josh Hartnett ... Jasper
Michael Rooker ... Malcolm Arnold
Annie Corley ... Betsy Arnold
Bruce Greenwood ... Earl Cavanaugh
Annette O'Toole ... Jo Cavanaugh
Elaine Hendrix ... Jennifer Cavanaugh
Stuart Wilson ... John Morse
Ronni Saxon ... Robin Arnold
Maureen O'Malley Maureen O'Malley ... Patty
Tac Fitzgerald Tac Fitzgerald ... Pete
Jessica Stier ... Vanessa
Erik Eidem ... Charlie (as Erik Kristofer)
Zach Fehst Zach Fehst ... Steve
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Storyline

The lives of three young people - a rich student, a girl from the "wrong side of the tracks" and her boyfriend - unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer in the romantic drama "Here on Earth." Kelley Morse (Chris Klein), who is cocky and brash, normally would never have crossed paths with the residents of a small town near his posh private school. But when he takes his shiny new Mercedes out for a drive, he locks horns with some of the locals, including Jasper (Josh Hartnett). As Jasper's willful girlfriend Samantha (Leelee Sobieski) looks on, Kelley and Jasper engage in a dangerous car race that turns disastrous, leaving a popular diner owned by Samantha's mother in ruins. Kelley and Jasper are sentenced to a creatively ironic but fitting punishment: They must help rebuild the diner. Not only does this ruin Kelley's summer plans, he also must board at the home of his rival, Jasper. Kelley begins to fulfill his "sentence," but refuses to have anything to do with Jasper and his... Written by Rebecca <xxbluestarxx@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquí en la Tierra See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,510,705, 26 March 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,494,147, 21 May 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melissa Joan Hart was considered for the role of Samantha. See more »

Goofs

While Kelly is drinking and talking to the cows about going to the dance, the number of beer bottles sitting on the wooden block fluctuates between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jasper: You know what I'm really doin' up there, Richie?
Kelley: What's that?
Jasper: Your mother.
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Written by Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Stuart Cable
Performed by Stereophonics
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
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More corn than Nebraska
10 May 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

In "Hear On Earth", Sobieski is a small town girl who's been with Harnett forever. Enter Klien, a spoiled rich kid with a bad attitude who burns down her family's restaurant in a chicken race, and Sobieski falls head over heels in love with him because (a) she sees him naked to the waist and sweaty and (b) they like the same poem. Duh.

If you sucked the Kodak moments out of this poorly written sophomoric claptrap, you'd be left with a poorly acted thin story which is completely predictable, obvious, and wreaking. Don't waste your time.


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