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INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)

INDEPENDENCE DAY <span>(1996)</span> artwork

INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 145

Release dates 23/06/2016, 30/05/2016, 03/05/2004, 26/03/2001

BBFCInsight sustained moderate threat, violence

Genre(s) Science Fiction, Drama, Action

Director(s) Roland Emmerich

Cast includes Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Randy Quaid, Mary McDonell

Summary INDEPENDENCE DAY is a US sci-fi action film, from 1996, about an alien invasion.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 13/06/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

INDEPENDENCE DAY is a US sci-fi action film, from 1996, about an alien invasion.

Threat

Sustained moderate threat across several scenes in which aliens attack Earth. People panic, screaming and running through the streets, while famous landmarks are destroyed and there are large explosions.

Violence

Several moments of moderate violence, including multiple planes being shot down, with brief sight of a pilot surrounded by flames. There is also sight of an alien being shot and sight of the hero punching an alien's face.

Milder violence includes aerial dogfights in which spaceships fire laser beams at each other.

Further issues include some mild verbal sex references (including teenagers agreeing that it is acceptable to die a virgin) and brief sight of a woman performing in a poledancing club, but without nudity.

There is use of mild bad language, including the terms 'shit', 'bitch', 'bastard' and 'asshole'.

There are also some emotional moments as several characters die.

Details

Title
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Also known as
INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAILER E,AUDIO COMMENTARY BY DIRECTOR ROLAND EMMERICH AND PRODUCER DEAN DEVLIN,TRAILER A,AUDIO COMMENTARY BY OSCAR WINNING FX SUPERVISORS VOLKER ENGEL AND DOUG SMITH,INDEPENDENCE DAY - TV SPOTS,INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAILER C,INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAILER D,INDEPENDENCE DAY - EXTENDED EDITION,ID4
Year
1996
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.,20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
27/05/2016
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF066272

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