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Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Battle: Los Angeles (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 11 March 2011 (USA)
1:05 | Trailer
A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.


Jonathan Liebesman


Christopher Bertolini (as Chris Bertolini)
2,549 ( 389)
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Ramon Rodriguez ... 2nd Lt. William Martinez
Will Rothhaar ... Cpl. Lee Imlay
Cory Hardrict ... Cpl. Jason Lockett
Jim Parrack ... LCpl. Peter Kerns
Gino Anthony Pesi ... Cpl. Nick Stavrou
Ne-Yo ... Cpl. Kevin Harris
James Hiroyuki Liao ... LCpl. Steven Mottola
Bridget Moynahan ... Michele
Noel Fisher ... Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
Adetokumboh M'Cormack ... Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
Bryce Cass ... Hector Rincon
Michael Peña ... Joe Rincon
Michelle Rodriguez ... TSgt. Elena Santos
Neil Brown Jr. ... LCpl. Richard Guerrero


Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It's not war. It's survival.


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Staff Sergeant. Nantz, at the rank of E-6, is still a Jr. non-commissioned officer. With combat deployments and a clean record, a Marine should make E-6 in 6-8 years. Normally, with 20 years of honorable service and battlefield decorations, a Marine in the infantry field should reach the rank of at least E-7- Gunnery Sergeant in charge of a Platoon or Company and more likely, E-8 which is a Master Sergeant in a skilled position or a First Sergeant, which would be the Senior enlisted man in a Company or a Battalion numbering 500 people. Someone who is still an E-6 after 20 years of service has very likely been in considerable trouble and faced repeated non-judicial punishment or multiple Article 15 charges, the equivalent of light misconduct. See more »


In the early scenes set in Camp Pendleton, several A-10's are shown on the flight line. A-10's are flown exclusively by the U.S. Air Force, not the Marines. MCAS Camp Pendleton houses only helicopter squadrons, and fixed wing close air support aircraft such as F/A-18's and AV-8B Harriers would be launched from other nearby Marine bases such as Miramar. See more »


[first lines]
Reporter on TV: ...an unprecedented meteor shower falling off the coast of Tokyo. The entire city is mesmerized by this incredible sight. Two hours after the first contact, an unidentified enemy has reached our coastlines in a swift and militaristic attack. Right now one thing is clear: The world is at war.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, except for the film's title. See more »


Live by the Game
Written by Freddie Gibbs (as Fredrick Tipton), Leighton Hicks and Cory Parham
Performed by Freddie Gibbs
Courtesy of Decon
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User Reviews

Judge fair, keep it real.
29 May 2011 | by drozzeeSee all my reviews

First i would like to comment on all the people who gives grades like 1 or 10, try and be a little realistic please. Its freaking annoying that people really cant see how this scale is working. Look at the top 250 and at the bottom 100 .. Now that is amazing movies or just plain horrible movies. If you don't feel you got what you wanted out of this movie then maybe your expectation's was to high. Godfather, Fight Club etc, those are movies that deserve a solid 9 or 10. Diary of a cannibal, Dream Well thats movies that deserve a solid 1 or 2. So stop your pessimistic crap about how bad this movie is and rate 1. No one can ever say that this movie is worse then any on the bottom 100. Ihave personally watched 1000+ movies so i find my self quite knowledge about a good movie or not, and this is not a great movie, but you get solid mindless action movie with decent graphic and a good acting crew. It gets a little long but again, no one cheats you in this movie. No one said to you before you watched it that it was movie of the year. You have a trailer and you build your own expectations. Give it a honest chance and stop judging it like it was a episode "bad" episode of jersey shore or its a 8th wonder of the world. Just judge fair for gods sake.

I would have given it 6.5/10 but i cant half here.

Solid action, decent actors and a decent night entertainment, if you stop believing its the movie of all time, and just go for it.

Judge fair, keep it real.

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Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Los Angeles See more »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,573,187, 13 March 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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