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Independence Day


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Sci-fi blockbuster. The Earth faces its greatest challenge when alien spaceships take up positions above major
- cities. While world leaders speculate on the intentions of the visitors, cable-TV boffin David Levinson discovers that a signal emanating from the alien vessels is in fact a sinister countdown - and the future of the human race soon hangs in the balance. Widescreen. Continues at 1 0 3Finm afterthe BBC News. Review Da£e 73-
Director Roland Emmerich (1996. 12)
Videoplus code for 8.30-11.20pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: David Levinson
Director: Roland Emmerich
Capt Steve Hiller: Will Smith
President Thomas J Whitmore: Bill Pullman
David Levinson: Jeff Goldblum
Marilyn Whitmore: Mary McDonnell
Julius Levinson: Judd Hirsch
Gen William Grey: Robert Loggia
Russell Casse: Randy Quaid
Constance Spano: Margaret Colin
Albert Nimziki: James Rebhorn
Marty Gilbert: Harvey Fierstein
Major Mitchell: Adam Baldwin

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