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.
The film employs over 3,000 visual effects shots. At the time, the highest number ever featured in a film.
If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.
As David and his father are driving into Washington D.C. the door lock over David's right shoulder changes back and forth from locked to unlocked depending on the shot.
"Animal action was monitored by the American Humane Association. No animals or aliens were harmed in the making of this film."
$50,228,264 (USA) (7 July 1996)
$306,169,255 (USA) (12 January 1997)