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, who served as the second unit director, and directed the close-up shots of actors in F-18 cockpits, let Harry Connick Jr. improvise several takes while doing impressions of various celebrities. His impression of Reverend Jesse Jackson is included in the 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.
When Russell Casse ( Randy Quaid ) volunteers, he tells Air Force personnel had had previously been abducted by aliens. They roll their eyes in disbelief, as if they didn't believe in the existence of aliens, which by this point in the movie, alien existence would have been accepted as fact.
"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)
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