Independence Day

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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Capt. Steven Hiller: Will Smith
  • David Levinson: Jeff Goldblum
  • President Thomas J. Whitmore: Bill Pullman
  • Constance Spano: Margaret Colin
  • Jasmine Dubrow: Vivica A. Fox
  • Julius Levinson: Judd Hirsch
  • Marilyn Whitmore: Mary McDonnell
  • General William Grey: Robert Loggia
  • Russell Casse: Randy Quaid
  • Albert Nimzicki: James Rebhorn
  • Marty Gilbert: Harvey Fierstein
  • Major Mitchell: Adam Baldwin
  • Dr. Brackish Okun: Brent Spiner
  • Miguel: James Duval
  • Alicia: Lisa Jakub
  • Dylan: Ross Bagley
  • Patricia Whitmore: Mae Whitman
  • Captain Watson: Bill Smitrovich
  • Tiffany: Kiersten Warren
  • Capt. Jimmy Wilder: Harry Connick Jr.
  • Troy: Giuseppe Andrews
  • Dr. Isaacs: John Storey
  • Teddy: Frank Novak
  • Philip: Devon Gummersall
  • Techy / Med Asst #1: Leland Orser
  • Aide: Mirron E. Willis
  • Aide: Ross Lacy
  • Whitmore’s Aide: David Pressman
  • Techy / Med Asst: Vivian Palermo
  • Commander / Tech: Raphael Sbarge
  • Commanding Officer: Bobby Hosea
  • Commanding Officer: Dan Lauria
  • Radar Tech: Steve Giannelli
  • Radar Tech: Eric Paskel
  • Radar Operator: Carlos Lacámara
  • Secret Serviceman: John Bennett Perry
  • Secret Serviceman: Troy Willis
  • Technician: Tim Kelleher
  • Area 51 Technician: Wayne Wilderson
  • Area 51 Guard: Jay Acovone
  • SETI Tech One: James Wong
  • SETI Tech Two: Thom Barry
  • SETI Tech Three: Jana Marie Hupp
  • Second Officer: Matt Pashkow
  • Chief of Staff: Robert Pine
  • Co-Worker #2: Marisa Johnston
  • Co-Worker #3: Michael Winther
  • Co-Worker #4: Warren Dexter Beatty
  • Co-Worker #5: Paul LeClair
  • Lt. Peterson: Michael Vacca
  • Secret Service Agent: David Channell
  • Mario: John Capodice
  • Military Aide: Greg Collins
  • Sky Crane Pilot: Derek Webster
  • Pilot: Mark Fite
  • Pilot: Eric Neal Newman
  • Russian Pilot: Levan Uchaneishvili
  • Russian Pilot: Kristof Konrad
  • Tank Commander: Kevin Sifuentes
  • Soldier: Elston Ridgle
  • Mechanic: Randy Oglesby
  • Mechanic: Jack Moore
  • Street Preacher: Barry Del Sherman
  • Secret Service Agent: Lyman Ward
  • Lincoln: Anthony Crivello
  • Ed: Richard Speight Jr.
  • Monica Soloway: Barbara Beck
  • Reporter: Joe Fowler
  • Reporter: Andrew Warner
  • Reporter: Sharon Tay
  • Russian Reporter: Peter J. Lucas
  • Russian Newscaster: Yelena Danova
  • Korean Newscaster: Johnny Kim
  • Newscaster: Vanessa J. Wells
  • German Video Newscaster: Jessika Cardinahl
  • Video Newscaster: Gary W. Cruz
  • Video Newscaster: Ron Pitts
  • Video Newscaster: Wendy L. Walsh
  • Video Newscaster: Christine Devine
  • Video Newscaster: Mark Thompson
  • Rex Black / NY Newscaster: Ernie Anastos
  • Atlantic Air CINC: Kevin Cooney
  • Chaplain: Rance Howard
  • Japanese Tech: Nelson Mashita
  • B-2 Pilot: Jeff Phillips
  • Arab Pilot: Sayed Badreya
  • Sailor: Adam Tomei
  • Lucas: John Bradley
  • Housewife: Kimberly Beck
  • Lieutenant: Thomas F. Duffy
  • Older Boy: Andrew Keegan
  • Thomson: Jon Matthews
  • Reginald: Jim Piddock
  • Self: Frederic W. Barnes
  • Self: Eleanor Clift
  • Self: Jerry Dunphy
  • Self: Jack Germond
  • Self: Morton Kondracke
  • Himself: John McLaughlin
  • Self: Barry Nolan
  • Self: George Putnam
  • Northridge Field Reporter: Eric Michael Zee
  • Redneck: Pat Skipper
  • Farmer Kid: Carlos Lara
  • Butler: Mike Monteleone
  • Elvis Fanatic: Lee Strauss
  • Woman on Roof: Lisa Star
  • Intellectual on Roof: Malcolm Danare
  • Trucker on Roof: Arthur Brooks
  • Thief: Michael Moertl
  • Master CPO: James J. Joyce
  • Kim Peters (Reporter): Joyce Cohen
  • Entertainment Tonight Reporter: Julie Moran
  • Flagstaff News Anchor: Robin Groth
  • LAPD Helicopter Pilot: Richard Pachorek
  • Boomer: Dakota
  • Alien Vocal Effects (voice): Gary A. Hecker
  • Special Vocal Effects (voice): Frank Welker
  • Eagle 2nd Pilot (voice) (uncredited): Dean Devlin

Film Crew:

  • Production Design: Patrick Tatopoulos
  • Executive Producer: Roland Emmerich
  • Editor: David Brenner
  • Leadman: Victor J. Zolfo
  • Original Music Composer: David Arnold
  • Second Unit Director: Dean Devlin
  • Director of Photography: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
  • Production Design: Oliver Scholl
  • Art Direction: William James Teegarden
  • Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
  • Costume Design: Joseph A. Porro
  • Special Effects: Gino Acevedo
  • Visual Effects: Victor Abbene
  • Stunts: Dan Bradley
  • Set Designer: Sean Haworth
  • First Assistant Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
  • Art Department Coordinator: Oana Bogdan Miller
  • Executive Producer: Ute Emmerich
  • Unit Production Manager: Kelly Van Horn
  • Casting: Wendy Kurtzman
  • ADR Voice Casting: Richard Epcar
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Douglas Smith
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Volker Engel
  • Assistant Art Director: Lauren E. Polizzi
  • Local Casting: Bernard Telsey
  • Unit Production Manager: William Fay
  • Second Assistant Director: Kim H. Winther
  • Camera Operator: Tony C. Jannelli
  • Executive Producer: Peter Winther
  • Second Assistant Director: Glen Trotiner
  • First Assistant Director: Michael Viglietta
  • Property Master: Wally Adee
  • Production Supervisor: Jane Nerlinger Evans
  • Second Unit Director: Kevin LaRosa
  • Boom Operator: Don Coufal
  • Still Photographer: Claudette Barius
  • Foley: John Roesch
  • Camera Operator: Peter Krause
  • Local Casting: Will Cantler
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Val Kuklowsky
  • Set Costumer: Christi K. Work
  • Set Designer: Pamela Klamer
  • Foley: Hilda Hodges
  • Script Supervisor: Susan Bierbaum
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Sandy Gendler
  • Property Master: Doug Harlocker
  • Stunts: Frank Lloyd
  • Construction Coordinator: Gary A. Krakoff
  • Set Designer: Mick Cukurs
  • Set Designer: Julia K. Levine
  • Sound Designer: John P. Fasal
  • Sound Recordist: Robert Renga
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Bob Beemer
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Bill W. Benton
  • Visual Effects Producer: Terry Clotiaux
  • Systems Administrators & Support: Joe Davenport
  • Still Photographer: Myles Aronowitz
  • Gaffer: Michael J. Delaney
  • Gaffer: Neil Holcomb
  • Camera Operator: Bruce MacCallum
  • Steadicam Operator: Rick Raphael
  • Steadicam Operator: Randy Nolen
  • Costume Supervisor: Michael Adkins
  • Costume Supervisor: Riki Lin Sabusawa
  • Costume Supervisor: Heidi Shulman
  • Transportation Coordinator: Maxwell R. Johnson II
  • Transportation Coordinator: Skip Wilson
  • Choreographer: Anita Dawn Camp
  • Location Manager: Jacob F. Conrad
  • Location Manager: Peggy Pridemore
  • Script Supervisor: Annie Welles
  • Script Supervisor: Marvel Wakefield
  • Stunts: Mike Smith
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Dean Garvin
  • Second Unit Director: Bac DeLorme
  • Storyboard Designer: Rick Newsome
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Shari Nicotero
  • Stunts: Mary Peters
  • Documentation & Support: Gabreal Franklin

Movie Reviews:

  • isabellevillasenor: forever a classic!
  • Kamurai: Really good watch, would watch again, and can recommend.

    It’s Will Smith fighting invading aliens, and Jeff Goldblum being almost annoyingly smart.

    The alien aspect of the movie and the story are all great, but there is also a lot of humanizing scenes to keep the audience reminded of for what the Terrans are fighting. I’m sure there is a supercut version that reduces the movie to 45-60 minutes of good old alien fighting and investigation, but it’s nothing that’s actually worth skipping.

    If you’re into alien invasion / apocalypse movies, then make sure you put this on your to watch list.

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