Independence Day

Directed By

Roland Emmerich

Produced By

Dean Devlin


Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Margaret Colin, Vivica A. Fox, Randy Quaid

Music By

David Arnold


Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Editing By

David Brenner

Distributed By

20th Century Fox

Release Date

July 2, 1996

Running Time

153 Minutes


United States

Independence Day is a science fiction film, directed by Roland Emmerich. In the USA, it was originally released to cinemas in the USA on 2 July 1996.[1]


The film depicts an extraterrestrial attack against Earth as a spacecraft approaches the planet in July 1996. This occurs when the USA celebrates it's Independence Day, 220 years after it was founded on 4 July 1776.