Independence Day 1996 - Trailer
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
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, Mark Thompson, Barry Nolan, Greg Collins, Adam Baldwin, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Lyman Ward, Levan Uchaneishvili, Johnny Kim
Director(s): Roland Emmerich
Trailer: Independence Day (1996)
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.
Official Trailer for Independence Day (1996)
Independence Day is a 1996 American military science fiction disaster film about an alien invasion of Earth. The narrative focuses on a disparate group of people who converge in the Nevada desert 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. It was directed by German director Roland Emmerich, who co-wrote the script with 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. Principal photography for the film 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 the high level of anticipation for the movie, many theaters began showing it on the evening of July 2, 1996, the same day the film begins. The film's combined domestic and international box office gross is $816,969,268, which at one point was the second-highest worldwide gross of all-time. It holds the 33rd highest worldwide gross of a movie all-time, and was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and science fiction resurgences of the mid-to-late-1990s. It also won the Academy Award for Visual Effects. It was once the second highest grossing film of all time (after Jurassic Park), until both were surpassed by Titanic in 1998.
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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...