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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?


Roland Emmerich


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





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


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


They want only one thing . . . DESTRUCTION! 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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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 »


Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Australian journalist media personality and co-host of the Aussie Today (1982) show was originally going to play himself in cameo appearance but his scene was deleted from the final cut. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on 15th December 2015 that "Speaking on the Today (1982) show he said he would play a 'dodgy TV host' after a set visit led to a surprise invitation to fill a small role. Stefanovic pretended to cry on air when director Roland Emmerich during a TV interview advised Stefanovic that his Hollywood debut had ended up on the cutting room floor. Emmerich said: Karl ". . . played one of the reporters in a scene, but unfortunately we had to cut that scene. It was too long, it happens all the time", adding, "as they say in the film business, s**t happens!". See more »


When people are being levitated by the alien ship, their legs still hang downwards - as though they were just being lifted by wires attached to their torsos. See more »


Jake Morrison: Pee your pants?
David Levinson: Uh, yeah.
Jake Morrison: Yeah, me too.
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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 »


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User Reviews

Could have been better, but fun nevertheless
17 September 2017 | by carolrmagSee all my reviews

This movie has an amazing cast. Boy did I miss seeing Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Sela Ward, and so on! It begun okay. The script could have been better Kinda lost some interest towards the end. If you like the genre, like myself, it is worth watching. It has its classical lines, funny moments, the excitement (not the best but there). Just don't expect a masterpiece.

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