Plot: One of the biggest box office hits of all time delivers the ultimate encounter when mysterious and powerful aliens launch an all-out invasion against the human race. The spectacle begins when massive spaceships appear in Earth’s skies. But wonder turns to terror as the ships blast destructive beams of fire down on cities all over the planet. Now the world’s only hope lies with a determined band of survivors, uniting for one last strike against the invaders – before it’s the end of mankind.

Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi destruction and violence

Directed By: Roland Emmerich

Written By: Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin

Production: Centropolis Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

In Theaters: July 03, 1996

Box Office: $306,124,059 (USA)

Budget: $75,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 25 mins.

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Captain Steven Hiller – Will Smith
President Thomas J. Whitmore – Bill Pullman
David Levinson – Jeff Goldblum
First Lady Marilyn Whitmore – Mary McDonnell
Julius Levinson – Judd Hirsch
General William Grey – Robert Loggia
Russell Casse – Randy Quaid
Constance Spano – Margaret Colin
Jasmine Dubrow – Vivica A. Fox
Albert Nimzicki – James Rebhorn
Marty Gilbert – Harvey Fierstein
Major Mitchell – Adam Baldwin
Dr. Brackish Okun – Brent Spiner

Miguel Casse – James Duval
Alicia Casse – Lisa Jakub
Troy Casse – Giuseppe Andrews
Dylan Dubrow – Ross Bagley
Lt. Colonel Watson – Bill Smitrovich
Patricia Whitmore – Mae Whitman
Captain Jimmy Wilder – Harry Connick Jr.
Tiffany – Kiersten Warren
Dr. Isaacs – John Storey
Teddy – Frank Novak
Philip – Devon Gummersall