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.
First of three "Independence Day" movies, with the second being Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), and the third, the planned [error], as it is currently known.
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 40 mins) In the first "RAF" F-16 scene, the tail number on the airframe in the background, WS690, was actually assigned to a Gloster Meteor NF.12 Night Fighter built by Armstrong Whithworth in the late 40s/early 50s.(Page 311 of British Military Aircraft Serials 1912-1966 by Bruce Robertson). Current UK Military serials begin with the letter "Z". Current tail numbers are painted in 12" high white characters on the rear fuselage, not the tail fin. The national markings are also incorrect, if the RAF had operated the F-16 the aircraft would have carried low visibility (pink and light blue) tactical roundels and tail cockades together with squadron markings on the fin and either side of the fuselage roundels.
"Animal action was monitored by the American Humane Association. No animals or aliens were harmed in the making of this film."
In the original UK theatrical release during the closing sequence in the desert as Levinson (Goldblum) and Hiller (Smith) are walking towards the jeep, Hiller suggests to Levinson that he needs a new 'hero' walk and to swing his hips more. This dialogue, that explains Goldblum's odd walk, is missing from the video release
$50,228,264 7 July 1996