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Independence Day

PG-13
Movie
1996
2h 25m
English
Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.
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Will Smith
Capt. Steven Hiller
Jeff Goldblum
David Levinson
Bill Pullman
President Thomas J. Whitmore
Margaret Colin
Constance Spano
Vivica A Fox
Jasmine Dubrow
Judd Hirsch
Julius Levinson
Mary McDonnell
Marilyn Whitmore
Robert Loggia
General William Grey
Randy Quaid
Russell Casse
James Rebhorn
Albert Nimzicki
Harvey Fierstein
Marty Gilbert
Adam Baldwin
Major Mitchell
Brent Spiner
Dr. Brackish Okun
Mae Whitman
Patricia Whitmore
Bill Smitrovich
Captain Watson
Harry Connick Jr
Capt. Jimmy Wilder
John Storey
Dr. Isaacs
Leland Orser
Techy / Med Asst #1
Written By: Dean Devlin (Screenplay)

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BenFranklin says...
11 years ago
THE Best Alien-Attack Movie Of All-Time! All the new flicks like "Skyline", "Battle L.A." and $#!+ are nothing against Roland Emmerich's work. And it's from 1996 - imagine that... Anyway I'm really excited about Part 2 comming 2013. Happy Independence Day everybody ;)
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Danio1972 says...
7 years ago
Certainly not a winner for dialogue and acting but with entertainment in the special effects department there's fun to be had. Is there an Area 51? A sobering thought. Brent Spiner makes this film! On the other hand the general who keeps saying 'My God!' is so so annoying
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Kunalmovielover says...
5 years ago
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Slow and boring and too long
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grumpyV says...
2 years ago
25 years later and it’s still a great film!!!!
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mooney240
2 months ago
**Disaster or alien movie (possibly even action movie) - it just doesn't get better than Independence Day! This 1996 sci-fi action blockbuster is one of the greatest of all time!**

When you watch the mega-blockbusters of the 1990s and compare them to each other, it is easy to forget how groundbre More
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drqshadow
6/10  3 years ago
Giant, hostile, alien spaceships appear overnight to move on Earth's natural resources; humanity's last, desperate hope is a shaky plan involving a captured UFO from the 1950s and an old PowerBook laptop. Seems like this one was a guilty-pleasure classic from opening day. _ID4_ isn't wel More
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filmtoaster
8/10  3 years ago
I haven't watched a movie in a couple days, just a little busy with work, but it's tradition to keep showing this classic. I'm a fan of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's films, as controversial as they can be, but the one everyone universally gathers around is their 1996 hit, Indepen More
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Kamurai
2 years ago
Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.

It's Will Smith fighting invading aliens, and Jeff Goldblum being almost annoyingly smart.

The alien aspect of the movie and the story are all great, but there is also a lot of humanizing scenes to keep the audience reminded of for what More
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