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INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY artwork

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 144m 37s

Director(s) Roland Emmerich

Cast includes Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

INDEPENDENCE DAY is a science fiction action thriller about humanity's defence of Earth from an alien invasion.

Violence

There are frequent scenes of moderate action violence, including cities being destroyed by large alien weapons, and smaller alien ships engaging in dogfights with military jets in which planes explode, implying the death of the pilots. During an autopsy of an alien life form, a doctor is choked by the alien's tenticular arm before the creature is shot.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), and occasional mild bad language including 'bastard', 'crap', 'ass', 'son of a bitch'.

A female dancer is referred to as a 'stripper' and is briefly seen in a small outfit dancing in a club.

A male character is believed to have been abducted by aliens in the past, and other characters enquire, mockingly, as to whether he was sexually abused by them. A male teen is also seen asking his girlfriend if she wants to die a virgin, as it may be their last night on Earth.

Details

Title
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Year
1996
Distributor(s)
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
21/07/1996
Main language
English
Submitted run time
144m 37s
Approved footage
13015+1
BBFC reference
AFF066272
Registration number
CFH12281

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