Independence Day

Independence Day (1996)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Invasion, Disaster Film  |   Release Date - Jul 2, 1996  |   Run Time - 145 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Independence Day is a 1996 American epic science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Connick, Jr. The film focuses on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a destructive alien attack and, along with the rest of the human population, participate in a last-chance counterattack on July 4, the same date as the Independence Day holiday in the United States. The screenplay was written by Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich came up with the idea for the film when fielding a question about his own belief in the existence of alien life. He and Devlin decided to incorporate a large-scale attack when noticing that aliens in most invasion films travel long distances in outer space only to remain hidden when reaching Earth. Shooting began in July 1995 in New York City, and the film was officially completed on June 20, 1996. The film was scheduled for release on July 3, 1996, but due to its high level of anticipation, many theaters began showing it on the evening of July 2, 1996, the same day the story of the film begins. The film grossed over $800 million worldwide, becoming the second-highest-grossing film at the time. It is currently the 51st-highest-grossing film of all time and was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and science fiction resurgences of the mid-to-late-1990s. The film received positive reviews upon its release, with critics mainly praising its groundbreaking special effects, musical score, and acting (particularly Smith's performance), though some criticized its storyline and character development. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, while it was nominated for Best Sound Mixing. A sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, is scheduled to be released on June 24, 2016.

Movie Info

Budget

$75,000,000

Box Office

$817,400,891

Tags

Adventure Science Fiction, Alien, Alien Invasion, Area 51, Aviation, Battle, Countdown, Creature, Dark, Devlin, Emmerich, Extraterrestrial, Good Versus Evil, Invasion, Patriotism, Showdown, Space/Aliens, Spacecraft, Spaceship, Ufo, World Domination

Attributes

Filming Location: Colorado, Iceland, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York City, Pittsburgh, Reykjavík, Utah
Narrative Location: California, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C.
Subject: alien invasion, aviation, extraterrestrial life, monster movies

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Alternate Titles

A függetlenség napja
HU
Dan neodvisnosti
SI
Dan nezavisnosti
HR, RS
De dag dat we terugvechten
BE
Deň nezávislosti
SK
Dia da Independência
PT
Día de la Independencia
AR, CL
Día de la independencia
MX, UY
Dia de la independencia
VE
Dzień Niepodległości
PL
Ha-Yom Ha-Shlishi
IL
ID4
US
ID4星際終結者
TW
Independence Day
AU, BR, CA, DK, DE, IN, ID, IT, JP, NO, ES, SE, AE, GB
Independence day - maailmojen sota
FI
Independence day - världarnas krig
FI
Independence Day 1
CA, DE, US
Independence Day 3D
US
Independence Day : Le Jour de la riposte
FR
Iseseisvuspäev
EE
Kurtuluş Günü
TR
Le jour de l'indépendence
CA
Mera anexartisias
GR
Mustaqillik kuni
UZ
Nepriklausomybes diena
LT
Ngày Độc Lập
VN
Rooz-e esteghlal
IR
Ziua independentei
RO
Ημέρα ανεξαρτησίας
GR
Дан независности
RS
День независимости
RU
День незалежності
UA
Денят на независимостта
BG
インデペンデンス・デイ
JP
独立日
CN