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|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 determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders - before it's the end of all mankind.|
"The alien attack, taking place in several cities at once, is breathtaking... Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A rousing state-of-the-art cartoon capped by an aerial-combat climax... Mike Clark, USA Today
Editor's NoteWith a $71 million budget and mind-blowing special effects, INDEPENDENCE DAY is a grand, high-tech throwback to such films of the 1950s as THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and WAR OF THE WORLDS. Here, aliens, in numerous gargantuan spaceships, arrive without warning and hover over the world's most important cities, creating global panic. The nasty visitors use death rays to blow New York, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles to smithereens. A handful of plucky Americans, including the Clinton-esque President (Bill Pullman), a gung-ho fighter pilot (Will Smith) and a computer geek named David (Jeff Goldblum), attempt to devise a strategy against the invaders.On July 4th, their risky plan is put into effect, as dozens of fighter pilots (including the President) wage an assault on the spaceships. However, their success (and the fate of the world) depends on David, who is attempting to disarm the aliens's mothership.
Cast & Crew
|Harry Connick, Jr.|
|Vivica A. Fox|
|David Arnold - Original Music By|
|David Brenner - Editor|
|Dean Devlin - Writer|
|Dean Devlin - Producer|
|Karl Walter Lindenlaub - Cinematographer|
|Roland Emmerich - Writer|
|Roland Emmerich - Executive Producer|
|Roland Emmerich - Director|
|William James Teegarden - Art Director|
Plot SummaryINDEPENDENCE DAY is a pyrotechnic, futuristic, disaster, action mondo-adventure about aliens attacking Earth and humans giving them the big boot. When mountain-sized flying saucers open fire on the world's cities, a ragtag band of colorful characters sets out to bring the alien critters to their pseudopodic knees. Borrowing liberally from science fiction classics like WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL and a host of disaster movies from TOWERING INFERNO to METEOR, ID4 maintains a mindless mission to entertain with dazzling special effects and unabashed feel-good charm. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound, Best Visual Effects. Academy Awards: Best Visual Effects.
|MTV Award, Will Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Best Kiss|
|MTV Award, Independence Day, Best Action Sequence|
|MTV Award, Vivica A. Fox, Best Breakthrough Performance|
|MTV Award, Will Smith, Best Male Performance|
|MTV Award, Independence Day, Best Movie|
|Oscar, Volker Engel, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects|
|Oscar, Chris Carpenter, et. al., Best Sound|
|People's Choice, Independence Day, Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture|
|"You know how I'm always trying to save the planet? Well, here's my chance." ---- David Levinson (JEFF GOLDBLUM)|
|"What's the rush? You think we'll get to Washington, it won't be there?" ---- Julius Levinson (JUDD HIRSCH), to his son, David Levinson (JEFF GOLDBLUM), while the two frantically drive to the capital city.|
|"Welcome to Earth." ---- Capt. Steven Hiller (Will Smith), after punching the daylights out of an alien who has crash--landed in Arizona.|