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Rating: 6.8/10 by 7350 users

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

  • Roland Emmerich
  • Dean Devlin
  • Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
  • Kim H. Winther
  • Glen Trotiner
  • Michael Viglietta
  • Kevin LaRosa
  • Susan Bierbaum
  • Annie Welles
  • Marvel Wakefield
  • Dean Garvin
  • Bac DeLorme
  • Shari Nicotero
  • Roland Emmerich
  • Dean Devlin
Release Date: Tue, Jun 25, 1996

Rating: 6.8/10 by 7350 users

Alternative Title:
ID4 - US
Independence Day 3D - US
Independence Day 1 - DE

United States of America
Runtime: 02 hour 25 minutes
Budget: $75,000,000
Revenue: $817,400,891

Plot Keyword: showdown, spacecraft, patriotism, countdown, independence, invasion, ufo, extraterrestrial, alien, creature, battle, alien invasion, world domination, area 51, human vs alien, good versus evil

Will Smith
Capt. Steven Hiller
Bill Pullman
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Jeff Goldblum
David Levinson
Mary McDonnell
Marilyn Whitmore
Judd Hirsch
Julius Levinson
Robert Loggia
General William Grey
Randy Quaid
Russell Casse
Margaret Colin
Constance Spano
James Rebhorn
Albert Nimzicki
Harvey Fierstein
Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin
Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner
Dr. Brackish Okun
Vivica A. Fox
Jasmine Dubrow
Mae Whitman
Patricia Whitmore
Bill Smitrovich
Captain Watson
Harry Connick Jr.
Capt. Jimmy Wilder
John Storey
Dr. Isaacs
Leland Orser
Techy / Med Asst #1
David Pressman
Whitmore's Aide
Vivian Palermo
Techy / Med Asst
Raphael Sbarge
Commander / Tech
Bobby Hosea
Commanding Officer
Dan Lauria
Commanding Officer
Eric Paskel
Radar Tech
Carlos Lacámara
Radar Operator
John Bennett Perry
Secret Serviceman
Troy Willis
Secret Serviceman
Tim Kelleher
Wayne Wilderson
Area 51 Technician
Jay Acovone
Area 51 Guard
James Wong
SETI Tech One
Thom Barry
SETI Tech Two
Jana Marie Hupp
SETI Tech Three
Matt Pashkow
Second Officer
Robert Pine
Chief of Staff
Marisa Johnston
Co-Worker #2
Michael Winther
Co-Worker #3
Paul LeClair
Co-Worker #5
Michael Vacca
Lt. Peterson
David Channell
Secret Service Agent
Greg Collins
Military Aide
Derek Webster
Sky Crane Pilot
Russian Pilot
Kristof Konrad
Russian Pilot
Kevin Sifuentes
Tank Commander
Barry Del Sherman
Street Preacher
Lyman Ward
Secret Service Agent
Barbara Beck
Monica Soloway
Peter J. Lucas
Russian Reporter
Yelena Danova
Russian Newscaster
Johnny Kim
Korean Newscaster
Jessika Cardinahl
German Video Newscaster
Gary W. Cruz
Video Newscaster
Ron Pitts
Video Newscaster
Wendy L. Walsh
Video Newscaster
Christine Devine
Video Newscaster
Mark Thompson
Video Newscaster
Ernie Anastos
Rex Black / NY Newscaster
Kevin Cooney
Atlantic Air CINC
Nelson Mashita
Japanese Tech
Eric Michael Zee
Northridge Field Reporter
Carlos Lara
Farmer Kid
Lee Strauss
Elvis Fanatic
Lisa Star
Woman on Roof
Malcolm Danare
Intellectual on Roof
Arthur Brooks
Trucker on Roof
Joyce Cohen
Kim Peters (Reporter)
Julie Moran
Entertainment Tonight Reporter
Robin Groth
Flagstaff News Anchor
Richard Pachorek
LAPD Helicopter Pilot
Gary A. Hecker
Alien Vocal Effects (voice)
Frank Welker
Special Vocal Effects (voice)


forever a classic!


Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend. It's Will Smith fighting invading aliens, and Jeff Goldblum being almost annoyingly smart. The alien aspect of the movie and the story are all great, but there is also a lot of humanizing scenes to keep the audience reminded of for what the Terrans are fighting. I'm sure there is a supercut version that reduces the movie to 45-60 minutes of good old alien fighting and investigation, but it's nothing that's actually worth skipping. If you're into alien invasion / apocalypse movies, then make sure you put this on your to watch list.

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