PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
It's the year 3000 A.D., and the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, who are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
The film's budget went from Fox Pictures' 100-million-dollar price tag to a measly $44 million once Franchise Pictures picked up the project. That's a difference of $56 million that would been spent on special effects, production design, casting and music, as well as John Travolta's salary of $20 million. Travolta's salary is what ate up most of the budget, leaving the film with minimal chances to succeed with limited resources and low rent special effects.
Piece of cake!
When the Psychlo Dome finally breaks, massive sheets of glass and girders can be seen falling onto the buildings below in wide shots. In closer shots with actors, small chunks of glass can be seen falling, without a girder to be seen. Also, whole buildings collapse, and yet we see just dust and small chunks of rock hit the ground.
A scene where Johnny and the other humans try to find instructions to the bomb is added in the U.S. Video and DVD release
$11,548,898 14 May 2000