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.
Dean Devlin wanted the alien invasion to be on a grand scale, because he disliked how in the movies, alien invasions always happened in a low-key manner (landing in cornfields, etc).
If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.
The submarine is listed as the U.S.S. Georgia, which is an Ohio class fleet ballistic nuclear missile submarine, or Boomer. The submarine shown in the movie is in fact a Los Angeles Class Attack submarine.
"Animal action was monitored by the American Humane Association. No animals or aliens were harmed in the making of this film."
The laserdisc special edition includes an alternate ending to the final aerial battle sequence. In it Russell Casse was rejected as a pilot for one of the jets to attack the alien ship approaching Area 51. However, he arrives at the end of battle flying his crop duster (which he has been towing behind his motor home) with a missile strapped to it. He then flies the crop duster into the energy beam weapon of the alien ship to bring it down.
$50,228,264 (USA) (7 July 1996)
$306,169,255 (USA) (12 January 1997)
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