The Launch of a Star Vehicle That Explodes in Laughter - 2000-05-12

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F43.png The Launch of a Star Vehicle That Explodes in Laughter May 12, 2000, Sharon Waxman, Washington Post

Generally, Hollywood executives are relieved when their movies are screened for the first time and hilarious laughter erupts from the audience.

But not when the movie isn't a comedy.

"Battlefield Earth," John Travolta's epic, expensive and bizarre science fiction film based on a book by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, was greeted with guffaws and hoots from an audience of entertainment journalists, critics and others at a packed theater in Century City this week.

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{{cite news | author = Sharon Waxman | title = The Launch of a Star Vehicle That Explodes in Laughter | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2000/05/12/the-launch-of-a-star-vehicle-that-explodes-in-laughter/6d6fea11-2f96-424a-90fd-20c469a87ccc/ | work = Washington Post | date = May 12, 2000 | accessdate = February 18, 2017 }}