Independence Day (1996)

 ●  English ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day...
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Cast: Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith

Crew: Roland Emmerich (Director), Karl Walter Lindenlaub (Director of Photography), David Arnold (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Release Dates: 03 Jul 1996 (India)

Tagline: We've always believed we weren't alone. On July 4th, we'll wish we were.

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Did you know? Roland Emmerich admitted that he gave his seat next to President Bill Clinton to Bill Pullman as he feared Clinton's reaction to the on-screen destruction of the Whilte House. Read More
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as President Thomas J. Whitmore
as David Levinson
as Captain Steven Hiller
as Major Mitchell
as Captain Watson
as Dr. Brackish Okun
as Teddy
as Marty Gilbert
as Miguel
as Albert Nimziki
as Julius Levinson
as Tiffany
as Alicia
as Patricia Whitmore
as Intellectual on Roof
as Constance Spano
as First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
as Butler
as Redneck
as Russell Casse
as General William Grey
as Dylan

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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
Converted to 3D
Taglines:
We've always believed we weren't alone. On July 4th, we'll wish we were.
THESE extraterrestrials don't want to phone home...They want OUR home.
The day we'll fight back!
The doomsday ship
EARTH Take a good look. It could be your last.
Don't make plans for August.
The question of whether or not we are alone in the universe has been answered.
WARNING! Your next stop may not be there.
They only want one thing... DESTRUCTION!
Enjoy The Superbowl. It May Be Your Last (Superbowl Promo)
On July 2nd, they arrive. On July 3rd, they strike. On July 4th, we fight back.
Goofs:
Audio/Video Mismatch
The scientist who orders to 'open the launch tunnel' never opens his mouth.
Trivia:
Well over half of the dialogues in the scenes between Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Will Smith shared were improvised.

The President's speech was filmed on the 6th of August 1995 in front of an old airplane hangar that once housed the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima exactly 50 years ago.

Roland Emmerich admitted that he gave his seat next to President Bill Clinton to Bill Pullman as he feared Clinton's reaction to the on-screen destruction of the Whilte House.