Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day (1996)

Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Roland Emmerich
Screenplay: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich
Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein
Filming dates: 28 July – 2 November 1995
Premiere: 25 June 1996

Filming locations:


  • New South Wales
    • Sydney (establishing shots)


  • Giza Plateau
    • The Great Pyramids, Giza (establishing shots)



  • Stockholms län
    • Stockholm


  • Mount Kilimanjaro (establishing shots)

United States of America

  • Arizona
    • Quartzsite (RV camping grounds)
    • Mojave Desert
  • California
    • Los Angeles
      • Downtown, Los Angeles, California (establishing shots)
        • Biltmore Hotel – 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown (First Lady Marilyn Whitmore’s hotel)
        • U.S. Bank Tower – 633 W. Fifth Street, Downtown (library tower)
        • Santa Fe Avenue, Downtown (Los Angeles destruction street scenes)
        • 4th Street, Downtown (New York destruction street scenes)
      • 2nd Street Tunnel between Hill and Figueroa (Los Angeles street scenes)
      • 4th Street Viaduct (Los Angeles street scenes)
        • 6033 W 74th Street (Jasmine Dubrow’s house)
    • Fontana (Los Angeles ruins)
      • Kaiser Steel Mill, Fontana
    • Santa Clarita
    • Windsor
  • Colorado
    • Colorado Springs
    • Little Colorado River
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington (establishing shots)
      • K Street Northwest & N Capitol Street Northwest, Washington (Washington DC street shot)
  • Georgia
    • Blue Ridge
  • Indiana
    • Michigan City
  • Nevada
    • Rachel (trailer park scene)
  • New Jersey
    • 36 64th Street, West New York (Julius Levinson’s house)
    • Donnelly Memorial Park, West New York (David plays chess with his father)
  • New Mexico
    • White Sands
    • Very Large Array, Socorro
  • New York
    • New York City (establishing shots)
      • Manhattan, New York City
        • Church Street & Leonard Street, Tribeca, Manhattan (New York street scenes)
        • Greene Street & Grand Street, Soho, Manhattan (New York street scenes)
        • South Street & Pike Slip, Lower East Side, Manhattan (New York street scenes)
        • Wall Street & William Street, Financial District, Manhattan (New York street scenes)
  • Oregon
    • Grants Pass
  • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia
    • Pittsburgh
  • Texas
    • Dallas
  • Utah
    • Bonneville Salt Flats (alien crash, RV caravan)
    • Lakepoint (trailor park)
    • Skull Valley
    • Tooele
    • Wendover Airport – 345 S. Airport Apron, Wendover (Area 51)
  • Washington

Reykjavík, Iceland

Independence Day (1996) trailer on IMDb


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