Independence Day

Independence Day (also promoted as ID4) is a 1996 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Emmerich and Dean Devlin. It stars an ensemble cast that consists of Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, and Harvey Fierstein. The film focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a worldwide attack by a powerful extraterrestrial race. With the other people of the world, they launch a counterattack on July 4Independence Day in the United States.


On July 2, 1996, an extraterrestrial mothership enters Earth's orbit and deploys saucers (each in diameter) over major cities worldwide, including New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.



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    award Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss Satellite Award for Best Editing Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects Saturn Award for Best Director Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film
    contentLocation California Houston Los Angeles New York City Washington, D.C.
    director Roland Emmerich
    editor David Brenner
    events alien invasion aviation extraterrestrial life Roswell incident
    genre action adventure science fiction
    keywords air force one alien abduction area 51 around the world beam black knights fighter squadron capture claim computer virus crop duster defense secretary directed-energy weapons first lady first lady of the united states force field force fields fourth of july grand canyon independence day injured july 4 kill laptop leave marine corps air station el toro mcas el toro military base mojave desert morse code mothership natural resources nuclear missile operating system oval office planetary civilization powerbook 5300 president president of the united states psychic refugee camp retire roswell roswell ufo incident secret service shore leave single father survive telepathically telepathy u.s. marine u.s. military ufo conspiracy ufo conspiracy theory united states marine corps united states secret service united states secretary of defense us military virus vmfa-314 wash white house communications director
    musicBy David Arnold
    nomination Academy Award for Best Sound Academy Award for Best Visual Effects BAFTA Award for Best Sound BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Satellite Award for Best Editing Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
    producer Dean Devlin
    productionCompany Centropolis Entertainment
    publisher 20th Century Fox
    recordedAt Bonneville Salt Flats Colorado Colorado Springs Iceland Los Angeles National Radio Astronomy Observatory New Jersey New Mexico New York City Pittsburgh Reykjavík Utah Wendover Airport
    theme disaster extraterrestrial life monster movie science fiction action science fiction adventure science fiction war