Independence Day

Synopsis: In the epic adventure film "Independence Day," strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 34 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
59
Rotten Tomatoes:
63%
PG-13
Year:
1996
145 min
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Whitmore hands her the phone and gets out of bed. Habitably

he turns on the television.

T.V. - NEWS PROGRAM

Several "Pundits" sit around a MaLaughlin-type news discussion

program. The picture quality is snowy, static ridden.

PUNDIT #1

... the inexperience in public

office was inevitably going to

catch up with him. He's

scarified his ideals for

"politics as usual."

Whitmore ties on his robe as he adjusts the picture quality.

PUNDIT #2

...I said this during the

campaign. Leadership as a pilot

in the Gulf War has no

relationship to political

leadership. It's a different

animal...

Suddenly the channel changes. A cartoon comes on. Whitmore

turns to his daughter who holds he remote.

PATRICIA:

(into phone)

Daddy let me watch Letterman.

WHITMORE:

Traitor.

Whitmore exits the room.

INT. HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS

As Whitmore steps out of his bedroom, a Security guard snaps

to attention. Someone hidden behind a newspaper, sits on a

bench.

SECURITY GUARD:

Good morning, Mr. President.

WHITMORE:

Good morning, George.

The paper is dropped revealing CONSTANCE HALBROOK, mid-

thirties, aggressive, sharp, the President's communications

director. Quickly she gathers her things and follows

Whitmore.

INT. BREAKFAST TABLE - CONTINUOUS

Two servants are preparing breakfast as Whitmore and Constance

enter. Whitmore sits down, grabs a coffee.

WHITMORE:

You're up early this morning,

Connie.

She tosses him one of the many newspapers in her hands.

CONSTANCE:

They're not attacking your

policies, they're attacking your

age.

(another paper; reading)

"...addressing Congress, Whitmore

seems less like the President and

more like the orphan child Oliver

asking, 'please sir, I'd like some

more.'"

WHITMORE:

Clever.

CONSTANCE:

Age was never an issue when you

stuck to your gun. You were

thought of as young and

idealistic. But the message has

gotten lost. There's too much

compromise, too much politics.

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Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin is an American screenwriter, producer, television director and former actor. He is the founder of the production company Electric Entertainment. more…

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