Independence Day (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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.

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Cast & Crew

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Roland Emmerich


Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich

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Did You Know?


The names of the pilots on the status screen aboard Air Force One during the first retaliation attack are the last names of several of the film's associate producers and video unit team.


SETI Chief: If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.


Actors "marks" to stand on, are visible at these points through the movie: - A Secret Service agent, when President Whitmore is on the phone telling his wife he wants her to leave LA - Steven Hiller, about to leave for El Toro, walking up to his red car, where Dylan plays and Jasmine joins him - Jasmine at the club, walking to the mirror in the dressing room - Dr. Isaacs, behind Dr. Okun walking up to greet President Whitmore - Dr. Okun when he leads President Whitmore, General Grey, David, and others to see "the big tamale" - 3 people just before Dr. Okun unlocks the vault, and again right after he opens it and explains alien telepathy - Nimzicki, when the President walks up to "the big tamale" Dr. Okun rushes up the ramp to explain his excitement - General Grey, when the alien is terrorizing the President's mind - Julius and Connie, when David is talking about viruses and Major Mitchell first shoots at the Coke can (not in other shots in the same scene) - President Whitmore right before he angrily fires Nimzicki.

Crazy Credits

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.


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Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

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