PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.
(at around 41 mins) [special edition only] During the scenes where David is searching for his ex-wife's telephone number, his computer screen displays humorous street names such as "Heresheis Avenue."
If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.
(at around 1h 27 mins) Captain Hiller "steals" a UH-1 helicopter to go rescue Jasmine. The distance from Area 51 to El Toro is over 750 miles. The UH-1, without additional fuel tanks (which are not shown), had a range of well less than 400 miles, which is about half of what would be required to reach El Toro on just a one-way flight. Without preparations and ground support it would not be possible to make such a flight, especially given the damage caused by the alien attacks.
Frank Bollinger, originally from the art department is credited as "Alien Supervisor" because he wasn't member of the union, so he wouldn't be allowed to work in that department.
In some cinemas in the Middle East, all scenes including Judd Hirsch were removed. In the film, Hirsch's character speaks Yiddish and wears the traditional Jewish yarmulke.
$50,228,264 (USA) (7 July 1996)
$306,169,255 (USA) (12 January 1997)
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