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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Nicolas Wright (screenplay by), James A. Woods (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Hemsworth ... Jake Morrison
Jeff Goldblum ... David Levinson
Jessie T. Usher ... Dylan Hiller
Bill Pullman ... President Whitmore
Maika Monroe ... Patricia Whitmore
Sela Ward ... President Lanford
William Fichtner ... General Adams
Judd Hirsch ... Julius Levinson
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Brakish Okun
Patrick St. Esprit ... Secretary of Defense Tanner
Vivica A. Fox ... Jasmine Hiller
Angelababy ... Rain Lao
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Catherine Marceaux
Deobia Oparei ... Dikembe Umbutu (as DeObia Oparei)
Nicolas Wright ... Floyd Rosenberg
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Storyline

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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We had twenty years to prepare. So did they. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of sci - fi action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Vivica A. Fox landed her feature film breakout role she coveted when she appeared in Independence Day (1996). Fox reprises her part as Jasmine Dubrow in this sequel. See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) When Jake is on the Moon, conversing with Patricia on Earth, there is no time lag in their responses; it is as if they are in the same room. However, the Moon is so far away that the wait time for a response is about 2.5 seconds. Considering the many other advances made by reverse engineering the aliens' technology, it is however possible they are not using conventional radio for communication. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
President Whitmore: Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the movie exists and will be released later after its initial theatrical release. Director Roland Emmerich has said: "It's only about seven minutes longer. It's interesting for fans to see which scenes we cut, although I like it when movies are short." A longer special edition of the original Independence Day was also released, which ran almost two-and-a-half hours at 145 minutes with the extended cut running for 154 minutes. See more »

Connections

Features Independence Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Traveling Through Space
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Music by Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, with Thomas Schobel
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Chinese Product Placement Extravaganza
17 December 2019 | by vzaxcneiSee all my reviews

After watching this crappy sequel and all the commercials that the cinema showed before the film started I remember thinking the cinema chain needs to pay me for all the product placements I had to endure with no payoff. The film was boring. I felt the Chinese actors and actresses were trading inside jokes I could not understand!

By the way, we have a station on the moon, but we only cover one side of it!


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Official Sites:

Independence Day 2 | Meme Resurgence | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,681,935
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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