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.
Dr. Okun is a reference to Jeffrey A. Okun, one of the visual effects supervisors from Roland Emmerich's previous film Stargate (1994).
If this isn't an insanely beautiful woman, I'm hangin' up.
SETI technician: Sir, I - I- I think you should listen to this.
(at around 1h 28 mins) When the first plane fires the first nuclear bomb, you see the pilot is steering his plane away to the left after firing. But, on the radar at the headquarters where the president is looking at, you see the plane making a turn to the right.
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.
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 7 July 1996