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Independence Day


Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell View All


Roland Emmerich (Director), Dean Devlin (Screenplay), Roland Emmerich (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jul. 2nd, 1996
Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes
On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped "destroyer" spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4 the a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space in order to plant a nuclear missile.
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Oh, and of course the aliens are defeated on America's Independence Day. Bet you didn't see that coming. I'm not sure why this film is often considered a classic; there's nothing particularly original about it.
Sexy Celebrity
In case you know NOTHING about this movie... it's about alien ships (MASSIVE alien ships) that come to Earth. At first, nobody knows what their intentions are.
The Rodent
Emmerich basically made his name with ID4 and he really deserves the credit. The plot is simple, the dialogue is even more simple and the writing is even more simplistic but, the way the....
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