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, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.

  1. Roland Emmerich

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Dean Devlin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Will Smith

    Will Smith

    Captain Steven Hiller

  2. Bill Pullman

    Bill Pullman

    President Thomas J. Whitmore

  3. Jeff Goldblum

    Jeff Goldblum

    David Levinson

  4. Mary McDonnell

    Mary McDonnell

    First Lady Marilyn Whitmore

  5. Judd Hirsch

    Judd Hirsch

    Julius Levinson

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Independence Day
Independence Day



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 25, 1996


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 25m

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