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  • Independence Day (1996)

    7.31/10

    R | 2h 25min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Independence Day (1996) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Independence Day (1996) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Frank Welker, Greg Bronson, Bill Pullman, Gary A. Hecker, Rance Howard

Directed by Roland Emmerich

Synopsis: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Tagline: We've always believed we weren't alone. On July 4th, we'll wish we were.

Synopsis: On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day...

Tagline: We've always believed we weren't alone. On July 4th, we'll wish we were.

Storyline: The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

  • Independence Day (1996) Movie Details

  • Directors: Roland Emmerich
  • Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
  • Cast: Frank Welker, Greg Bronson, Bill Pullman, Gary A. Hecker, Rance Howard, Vivica A. Fox, Tracey Walter, Will Smith, Pat Skipper, Jeff Goldblum, Leland Orser, Kimberly Beck, James Duval, Bill Smitrovich, Frank Novak, Thomas F. Duffy, John Storey, Robert Loggia, Erick Avari, James Rebhorn, Jack Moore, Greg Collins, Mark Thompson, Barry Nolan, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Lyman Ward, Levan Uchaneishvili, Johnny Kim
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
  • Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, William Fay, Peter Winther
  • Musicians: David Arnold
  • Cinematographers: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
  • Editors: David Brenner
  • Our Score: 9/10 by Florita A.
  • Average Rating: 7.31/10 of 482,533 Votes!
  • Runtime: 145 min / 2h 25min
  • Year: 1996
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 1
  • Awards: 34
  • Nominations: 34
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