On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.
Plot Keywords: showdown, spacecraft, patriotism, countdown, independence, invasion, ufo, extraterrestrial, alien, creature, battle, alien invasion, world domination, area 51, human vs alien, good versus evil
|Writers||Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin|
|Production Companies||20th Century Fox, Centropolis Entertainment|
|Production Country||United States of America|