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 mothership's diameter is 550 kilometers (342 miles), and the 'City Destroyers' are approximately 24 kilometers (15 miles) across.
If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.
When Russell enters his F/A-18 during the final assault, he pushes the keypad "8" button out of curiosity and it inadvertently arms a missile. In reality, the keypad buttons are merely for navigational purposes and map coordinates. They would never be tied to the weapons system.
"Animal action was monitored by the American Humane Association. No animals or aliens were harmed in the making of this film."
In the UK Television version of the film (possibly also VHS and DVD versions) all TV news reports are changed from the american broadcasts to Sky News broadcasts (a British news channel and, at the time of the movie, the only 24 hours news service in the UK)
$50,228,264 (USA) (7 July 1996)
$306,169,255 (USA) (12 January 1997)