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Independence Daysaster (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 27 June 2013 (USA)
When Earth is attacked by a hostile alien force, a small town firefighter and a rogue SETI scientist team up to activate the only technology capable of defeating the invaders.

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Pete Garsette
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Eliza
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Celia Leyman
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Andrew Garsette
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Dennis Brubaker
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General Moore
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Spears
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Sam Garsette
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Nick Miller
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Todd
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Phillips
Revard Dufresne ...
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Grace Sherman ...
Leni
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Greenwood
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It's the 4th of July, and America is celebrating. But when a hostile force attacks from both outer space and within Earth itself, our planet may be on the menu for a holiday barbecue. Can a small-town fireman, a physics-loving teen, a rogue scientist, a pair of nerd hackers and the stranded President Of The United States now find a way to stop the invasion, nuke the alien mothership, and set off the biggest fireworks display of all?

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The battle for earth begins

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for some sci-fi action/violence | See all certifications »

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27 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Independence Day-Saster  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Independence Day (1983) (2016) See more »

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courtesy of the Canuck film factory and the great Canadian taxpayer
16 November 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

... comes one of the worst films you are likely to see in your lifetime, with (amazingly) a clever idea to the script that is totally lost in translation.

For the benefit of IMDb members not aware of the dynamic that supports Canadian knockoffs like this: these films exist because and only because of a massive tax subsidy at multiple levels of government in Canada, aided and abetted by a weaker dollar (relative to the US buck) which calls out to US producers in search of higher profits like a Siren Song to Ulysses.

The results can be excellent (Eureka) but are mostly horrible. When a film franchise dies in the US, a Canuck producer will buy the rights to a final sequel, a sequel designed to be "in profit" before the cameras even roll.

That said, this is an Indedependence Day knockoff done so poorly that it includes lines of dialog (and actors and special effects) that will make you cringe. This is an ADULT film where alien invaders have wiped out all major cities on earth but somehow the earth is SAVED by a bunch of teenage computer hackers in a BARN.

What more can I say??? The best performance -- the only credible performance -- is by Merriman. The entire 2 hr film has a total cast of about 7 people in all and the other 6 are forgettable.

Is it possible to do a two hour film more cheaply?

Clever those Canadians


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