Independence Day Movie

They only want one thing... DESTRUCTION

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Who's Involved:

Will Smith, Dean Devlin, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Roland Emmerich, Mary McDonnell

Release Date:

Wednesday, July 3 , 1996

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hrs, 25 m

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Independence Day Plot: What's the story?

One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth's skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world's only hope lies with a determinded band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Independence Day?

  1. A loose re-telling of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," the sci-fi actioner grossed over $800 million worldwide.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Independence Day?

A look at the Independence Day behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Roland Emmerich last directed Midway and Independence Day Resurgence. The film's writer Roland Emmerich last wrote Independence Day Resurgence and 2012.


Dean Devlin

Production Timeline: When did the Independence Day come together?

On or about December 31, 1969 • The film was in Completed status.

Independence Day Release Date: When was it released?

Independence Day was released in 1996 on Wednesday, July 3, 1996 in nationwide movie theaters.

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