Encyclopedia > Independence Day (movie)

  Article Content

Independence Day (movie)

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction movie about an attempted alien takeover of the earth. The movie features several scenes of major American landmarks being destroyed by the aliens.

Table of contents

Criticism Whilst a commercial success, it was widely ridiculed by critics for the plot (which involved causing the aliens' high-tech computers to malfunction by infecting them with a simple virus written on an Apple Macintosh), and poor acting. Many people outside the United States (and some within) also widely derided the film for what critics viewed as calculated pandering to excessive American nationalistic sentiment.

Facts and Figures

Released in 1996.
145 minutes long
Directed by: Roland Emmerich[?]
Written by: Dean Devlin Roland Emmerich
Original music by: David Arnold
Produced by: 20th Century Fox Centropolis Film Productions
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox.


Jeff Goldblum[?] - David Levinson
Bill Pullman - President Thomas J. Whitmore
Will Smith - Captain Steven 'Eagle' Hiller
James Duval[?] - Miguel Casse
Vivica A. Fox[?] - Jasmine Dubrow
Judd Hirsch[?] - Julius Levinson
Mary McDonnell[?] - First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
Randy Quaid[?] - Russell Casse
Brent Spiner - Dr. Brakish Okun

Depicted Locations

External Links

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
East Marion, New York

... size is 2.79. In the town the population is spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who are ...

This page was created in 33.7 ms