PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.
When General Decker shouts at the Martians, "We'll never surrender, do you hear me? We'll fight you on the beaches! We'll fight you on the streets!" this parodies the words of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1940, regarding the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany: "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we will never surrender."
Why can't we work out our differences? Why can't we work things out? Little people, why can't we all just get along?
Iceland is rotated 90 degrees clockwise on the world map behind the presidents desk in the War Room.
Special effects: No living animals were barbecued during the production of this film.
A television ad had Marsha Dale saying (over the desicion of what to do about the Martians): "Kick the crud out of them!" which was an edit to what she said in the theatrical version: "Kick the crap out of them!"
$9,384,272 (USA) (15 December 1996)
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