Independence Day (1996, Will Smith, Bill Pullman)

Poster for the movie "Independence Day"
PG-13 145 min - Action, Adventure, Science Fiction - 25 June 1996
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Roland Emmerich's landmark science-fiction blockbuster starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. Aliens reach Earth and they're clearly hostile: their plan is to suck the planet dry of all its resources, leave behind a burnt cinder circling the sun, and then move on. Planting giant ships above the world's major cities, they unleash destruction on an unprecedented scale. All human attempts to fight back are met by hordes of alien fighter crafts, until pilot Steven Hiller (Smith) manages to down one and capture its pilot.

Meanwhile, scientist David Levinson (Goldblum), having worked out the aliens' purpose, finds a way to destroy them, but he and Hiller need a spacecraft - which brings them to a secret base near Las Vegas...


Director:  Roland Emmerich
Producer:  Dean Devlin
Composer:  David Arnold
Director of Photography:  Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Production Details


Release Date:  25 June 1996

Running Time:  2 h 25 min

Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Language:  English

Tagline: Earth. Take a good look. It might be your last.

Budget and Box Office takings where known

Budget:  $75,000,000
Revenue:  $816,969,268