History Film / BattlefieldEarth

7th Feb '17 9:16:30 PM Mdumas43073
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After MGM and Fox Studios turned down offers to distribute the film, it was eventually picked up by Franchise Pictures, a company known for helping stars rescue their troubled pet projects. To this day, it has yet to gross $30M -- its budget was $44M.

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After MGM and Fox Studios turned down offers to distribute the film, it was eventually picked up by Franchise Pictures, a company known for helping stars rescue their troubled pet projects. To this day, it has yet to gross $30M -- its budget was $44M.
7th Feb '17 9:15:42 PM Mdumas43073
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7th Feb '17 9:13:56 PM Mdumas43073
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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan (and Scientologist), wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.

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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan (and Scientologist), wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.
21st Jan '17 6:52:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* VanityProject: To quote the other wiki: "Travolta, a long-time Scientologist, had sought for many years to make [[TheFilmOfTheBook a film of the novel]] by Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. He was unable to obtain funding from any major studio due to concerns about the film's script, prospects, and connections with Scientology, leaving the film in DevelopmentHell. The project was eventually taken on in 1998 by an independent production company, Franchise Pictures, which specialized in rescuing stars' stalled pet projects. Travolta signed on as a co-producer and contributed millions of dollars of his own money to the production, which was largely funded by a German film distribution company."
28th Dec '16 11:57:17 AM Ohio9
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* SwissCheeseSecurity: After Terl assigns the prisoners to mine gold, he doesn't post guards or watch them with cameras. His only security measure is a robotic drone that flies over them once in a while and takes a still photograph.
23rd Oct '16 7:08:46 PM lorgskyegon
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*** It's possible they invaded Earth because Earth has an incredibly high amount of gold compared to other planets they've seen.
15th Oct '16 3:31:34 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* JustPlaneWrong: Oh, so many examples. Nothing should be working after about a millennium; it takes years, not weeks, to learn to fly one; none of them has flight suits and yet they're all stunt dogfighter material. On the positive side, they ''do'' mention that Harrier jets can hover.
** Harriers are so unreliable that it is almost ridiculous to suggest they can even be repaired.


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* ReCut: The version on VHS and DVD removes a few scenes, adds a scene of the heroes discovering the instructions for the nuclear warhead, and the opening crawl that states the bloody obvious. The versions aired on TV are the original theatrical cut. For those scenes, see DeletedScene.
16th Jun '16 10:37:30 AM CheeseDogX
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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
-->''Terl shrugs''

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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> <{{beat}}> That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
nods.''
-->''Terl shrugs''shrugs.''
16th Jun '16 10:34:03 AM CheeseDogX
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-->'''Terl:''' That's it?

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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> That's it?
16th Jun '16 10:33:18 AM CheeseDogX
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** It immediately gets {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Terl:''' That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
-->''Terl shrugs''
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