Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 (2000)
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In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlo's, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlo's are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near 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.
Prepare For Battle
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Title: Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000
Release Date: May 10, 2000
Runtime: 118 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 2.3
Buried.com Rating: 3.3 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action.
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 ...Processing Clerk
John Topor ...Processing Clerk / One-Eyed Guard / Teleportation...
Shaun Austin Olsen ...Planetship
Tim Post ...Assistant Planetship / Psychlo Guard
Earl Pastko ...Bartender
Michel Perron ...Rock
Michael MacRae ...District Manager Zete
Todd McDougall ...Psychlo Wrangler
Derrick Damon Reeve ...Psychlo Hoser
Jason Cavalier ...Floyd
Sean Hewitt ...Heywood
Andrew Albert ...Labour Supervisor
Alan Legros ...Heavy Set Guard
Andy Bradshaw ...Mason
Jim Meskimen ...Blythe
Robert Higden ...Supply Clerk
Rejean Denoncourt ...Communication Officer
Tait Ruppert ...Rodman
Mulumba Tshikuka ...Human Pilot
Kelly Preston ...Chirk
Marie Josee Croze ...Mara
» [more cast members]
James A. Holt
Jonathan D. Krane
L. Ron Hubbard
Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- Prepare For Battle
- Take Back The Planet
- Prepare to go Psychlo
- On May 12, We Fight Back.
- Terl: Crap-lousy ceiling! I thought I told to get some man-animals in here and fix it.
Terl: You... Hungry, little fella? Want some rat? It's good!
Terl: Stupid humans.
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 animals, grossly undersized. Ker: They don't make very good eating, your excellency.
[looking at an overhead photo of a car] Zete: What is this species? Terl: Well, according to the Clinko historians, the species is called "dog." Zete: Dog? Terl: Yes. Zete: Obviously the superior race, having the man-animal chauffeur it around.
- Author L. Ron Hubbard is the founder of the controversial Church of Scientology, to which John Travolta and Kelly Preston belong.
When the book was first written, John Travolta wanted to make the movie, and star as Johnny Goodboy, the young hero. Of course, he could get no investors to back him. By the time the movie was made, he was too old to play the part of the hero and, instead, opted to play the part of the villain, Terl.
The film covers only the first half of the L. Ron Hubbard book.
The original plans called for a sequel to be produced, which would be based on second half of the novel by L. Ron Hubbard. These plans were scrapped due to the poor critical and public reaction to this film.
John Travolta's contract for this movie had him take a large up-front pay cut from his usual fee, to around $10 million, with incentives that would have paid him about $15 million more when and if the movie met standards at the North American box office. Unfortunately, the film fell short of these standards.
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