Independence Day

Independence Day (1996)

Earth. Take a good look. It might be your last.

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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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  • Will Smith

    as Captain Steven Hiller
  • Jeff Goldblum

    as David Levinson
  • Bill Pullman

    as President Thomas J. Whitmore
  • Mary McDonnell

    as First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
  • Judd Hirsch

    as Julius Levinson
  • Robert Loggia

    as General William Grey
  • Randy Quaid

    as Russell Casse
  • Margaret Colin

    as Constance Spano
  • Vivica A. Fox

    as Jasmine Dubrow
  • James Rebhorn

    as Albert Nimzicki
  • Adam Baldwin

    as Major Mitchell
  • James Duval

    as Miguel Casse
  • Lisa Jakub

    as Alicia Casse
  • Giuseppe Andrews

    as Troy Casse
  • Harry Connick Jr.

    as Captain Jimmy Wilder
  • Mae Whitman

    as Patricia Whitmore
  • Kiersten Warren

    as Tiffany
  • John Storey

    as Dr. Isaacs
  • Frank Novak

    as Teddy
  • Devon Gummersall

    as Philip
  • Leland Orser

    as Technician/ Medical Assistant 1
  • Mirron E. Willis

    as Aide
  • Ross Lacy

    as Aide
  • David Pressman

    as Whitmore's Aide
  • Raphael Sbarge

    as Commander / Tech
  • Bobby Hosea

    as Commanding Officer
  • Dan Lauria

    as Commanding Officer
  • Steve Giannelli

    as Radar Technician
  • Eric Paskel

    as Radar Technician
  • Carlos Lacámara

    as Radar Operator
  • John Bennett Perry

    as Secret Service Agent
  • Troy Willis

    as Secret Service Agent
  • Tim Kelleher

    as Technician
  • Wayne Wilderson

    as Area 51 Technician
  • Jay Acovone

    as Area 51 Guard
  • Jana Marie Hupp

    as SETI Technician 3
  • Robert Pine

    as Chief of Staff
  • David Channell

    as Secret Service Agent
  • John Capodice

    as Mario
  • Greg Collins

    as Military Aide
  • Derek Webster

    as Sky Crane Pilot
  • Mark Fite

    as Pilot
  • Levan Uchaneishvili

    as Russian Pilot (Levani)
  • Kristof Konrad

    as Russian Pilot
  • Kevin Sifuentes

    as Tank Commander
  • Elston Ridgle

    as Soldier
  • Randy Oglesby

    as Mechanic
  • Jack Moore

    as Mechanic
  • Barry Del Sherman

    as Street Preacher
  • Lyman Ward

    as Secret Service Agent
  • Anthony Crivello

    as Lincoln
  • Richard Speight Jr.

    as Ed
  • Joe Fowler

    as Reporter
  • Sharon Tay

    as Reporter
  • Peter J. Lucas

    as Russian Reporter
  • Yelena Danova

    as Russian Newscaster
  • Johnny Kim

    as Korean Newscaster
  • Vanessa J. Wells

    as Newscaster
  • Sayed Badreya

    as Arab Pilot
  • Adam Tomei

    as Sailor
  • John Bradley

    as Lucas
  • Kimberly Beck

    as Housewife
  • Andrew Keegan

    as Older Boy
  • Jim Piddock

    as Reginald
  • Pat Skipper

    as Redneck
  • Erick Avari

    as SETI Chief
  • Brent Spiner

    as Dr. Brackish Okun
  • James Wong

    as SETI Technician 1
  • Frank Welker

    as Aliens (voice)
  • Harvey Fierstein

    as Marty Gilbert
  • Malcolm Danare

    as Intellectual on Roof
Art Patrick Tatopoulos Production Design
Writing Roland Emmerich Screenplay
Directing Roland Emmerich Director
Editing David Brenner Editor
Art Victor J. Zolfo Leadman
Sound David Arnold Original Music Composer
Writing Dean Devlin Screenplay
Production Dean Devlin Producer
Camera Karl Walter Lindenlaub Director of Photography
Art Oliver Scholl Production Design
Art William James Teegarden Art Direction
Art Jim Erickson Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joseph A. Porro Costume Design
Crew Gino Acevedo Special Effects
Visual Effects Victor Abbene Visual Effects
Crew Dan Bradley Stunts
Art Sean Haworth Set Designer
Art Oana Bogdan Miller Art Department Coordinator
Production Wendy Kurtzman Casting
Visual Effects Douglas Smith Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Volker Engel Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Lauren E. Polizzi Set Designer
Art Lauren E. Polizzi Assistant Art Director
Production Bernard Telsey Local Casting
Camera Tony C. Jannelli Camera Operator
Art Wally Adee Property Master
Sound Don Coufal Boom Operator
Camera Claudette Barius Still Photographer
Sound John Roesch Foley
Camera Peter Krause Camera Operator
Production Will Cantler Local Casting
Sound Val Kuklowsky Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Christi K. Work Set Costumer
Art Pamela Klamer Set Designer
Sound Hilda Hodges Foley
Directing Susan Bierbaum Script Supervisor
Sound Sandy Gendler Supervising Sound Editor
Art Doug Harlocker Property Master
Crew Frank Lloyd Stunts
Art Gary A. Krakoff Construction Coordinator
Art Mick Cukurs Set Designer
Art Julia K. Levine Set Designer
Sound John P. Fasal Sound Designer
Sound Robert Renga Sound Recordist
Sound Bob Beemer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bill W. Benton Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Terry Clotiaux Visual Effects Producer
Crew Joe Davenport Systems Administrators & Support
Camera Myles Aronowitz Still Photographer
Lighting Michael J. Delaney Gaffer
Lighting Neil Holcomb Gaffer
Camera Bruce MacCallum Camera Operator
Camera Rick Raphael Steadicam Operator
Camera Randy Nolen Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Michael Adkins Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Riki Lin Sabusawa Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Heidi Shulman Costume Supervisor
Crew Maxwell R. Johnson II Transportation Coordinator
Crew Skip Wilson Transportation Coordinator
Crew Anita Dawn Camp Choreographer
Production Jacob F. Conrad Location Manager
Production Peggy Pridemore Location Manager
Art Rick Newsome Storyboard Designer