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This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Cameron Louis break down Independence Day!
Independence Day is a 1996 American epic science fiction film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Vivica A. Fox and Harry Connick Jr. It focuses on disparate groups of people who converge in the Nevada desert in the aftermath of a calamitous alien attack and, along with the rest of the human population, participate in a last-chance counterattack on July 4 – the same date as the Independence Day in the United States. Producer Dean Devlin assisted Emmerich in writing the film’s screenplay.
While promoting Stargate in Europe, Emmerich came up with the idea for the film when fielding a question about his own belief in the existence of alien life. He and Devlin decided to incorporate a large-scale attack when noticing that aliens in most invasion films travel long distances in outer space only to remain hidden when reaching Earth. Shooting began in July 1995 in New York City, and the film was officially completed on June 20, 1996.
This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about 1996’s Independence Day! #GMP