On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. First thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species who have set out to launch an attack throughout the globe. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles, and Washington when a band of survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens. On July 4th, humanity fights for its freedom.
Release Date: July 3, 1996
Directed ByRoland Emmerich
Written ByDean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Produced ByDean Devlin
CastBobby Hosea, David Pressman, George Putnam, Jack Moore, James Duval, Jack Germond, Jana Marie Hupp, Eric Paskel, Harry Connick Jr., Giuseppe Andrews, Ernie Anastos, Gary W. Cruz, Eric Neal Newman, Fred Barnes, Frank Novak, Devon Gummersall, James Wong, James J. Joyce, Jeff Phillips, Jay Acovone, Jim Piddock, Joe Fowler, Jessika Cardinahl, Jerry Dunphy, John McLaughlin, John Storey, John Bennett Perry, John Capodice, John Bradley, Joyce Cohen, Kiersten Warren, Kimberly Beck, Julie Moran, Kevin Sifuentes, Leland Orser, Kevin Cooney, Lee Strauss, Dexter Warren, Lisa Jakub, Kristof Konrad, Lisa Star, Mark Fite, Mark Thompson, Malcolm Danare, Matt Pashkow, Mae Whitman, Michael G. Moertl, Mike Monteleone, Mirron E. Willis, Michael Winther, Morton Kondracke, Pat Skipper, Nelson Mashita, Paul Leclair, Peter Jozef Lucas, Randy Oglesby, Rance Howard, Raphael Sbarge, Richard Speight Jr., Ross Bagley, Robert Pine, Richard Pachorek, Derek Webster, Eleanor Clift, Jon Matthews, Derek Kim, Marisa Morell, Michael Vacca, Greg Collins, Ross Lacy, Ron Pitts, Sayed Badreya, Robin Groth, Sharon Tay, Steve Giannelli, Vanessa J. Wells, Troy Willis, Tim Kelleher, Thomas F. Duffy, Thom Barry, Wendy L. Walsh, Vivian Palermo, Vivica A. Fox, Wayne Wilderson, Dakota, Levani, Yelena Danova, Adam Baldwin, Adam Tomei, Anthony Crivello, Andrew Warne, Arthur Brooks, Barbara Beck, Lyman Ward, Barry Del Sherman, Barry Nolan, Bill Smitrovich, Andrew Keegan, David Chanell, Dan Lauria, Brent Spiner, Carlos LaCamara, Carlos Lara, Christine Devine, Elston Ridgle, Eric Michael Zee, Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Fierstein