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
CastBill Pullman, Harvey Fierstein, James Rebhorn, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Mary McDonnell, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, Will Smith