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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.

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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.

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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

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