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Independence Day(1996)

Independence Day poster

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

Roland Emmerich
Release Date
Dean Devlin
Language English
Genres ActionAdventureScience Fiction
Runtime 2 hours, 25 minutes
Budget $75,000,000.00
Revenue $816,969,268.00
Production Twentieth Century Fox Film CorporationCentropolis Entertainment

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