History Film / IndependenceDay

28th Aug '16 11:48:57 PM southpaw2977
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Russell Casse, who gets his revenge on the aliens by suicide bombing the destruction laser with an F-18 before it can fire]]. "Hello boys! I'm baaaaaaaack!" [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the novelization -- he flies his ''old biplane with a missile strapped to it''.]]

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Russell Casse, who gets his revenge on the aliens by suicide bombing the destruction laser with an F-18 F/A-18 before it can fire]]. "Hello boys! I'm baaaaaaaack!" [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the novelization -- he flies his ''old biplane with a missile strapped to it''.]]



** The civilian pilots conscripted for the final battle learn how to fly an F16 in combat in just a few hours.
** Likewise, Captain Hiller's F16 experience somehow enables him to learn how to fly an alien spacecraft in a few hours.

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** The civilian pilots conscripted for the final battle learn how to fly an F16 F/A-18 in combat in just a few hours.
** Likewise, Captain Hiller's F16 F/A-18 experience somehow enables him to learn how to fly an alien spacecraft in a few hours.
28th Aug '16 11:35:57 PM southpaw2977
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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Russell Casse, who gets his revenge on the aliens by suicide bombing the destruction laser with an F-16 before it can fire]]. "Hello boys! I'm baaaaaaaack!" [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the novelization -- he flies his ''old biplane with a missile strapped to it''.]]

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Russell Casse, who gets his revenge on the aliens by suicide bombing the destruction laser with an F-16 F-18 before it can fire]]. "Hello boys! I'm baaaaaaaack!" [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven in the novelization -- he flies his ''old biplane with a missile strapped to it''.]]
24th Aug '16 11:45:58 AM LtFedora
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* FacePalm: Both Whitmore and Grey do this when Julius begins ranting about Area 51.
23rd Aug '16 6:37:25 PM nombretomado
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** Russell Casse, [[{{Airplane}} "I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin'."]]

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** Russell Casse, [[{{Airplane}} [[Film/{{Airplane}} "I picked a hell of a day to quit drinkin'."]]
11th Aug '16 1:39:01 PM cordychase
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** Let's just say that multiple city-sized ships suddenly crashing to the ground should have caused ''much'' more trouble than they did, especially the ones that were nuked.
11th Aug '16 8:13:40 AM LadyYuki
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* LastKiss: [[spoiler:President Whitmore and the First Lady in the hospital, just before she passes away.]]
9th Aug '16 11:43:23 AM LtFedora
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** The New York ship appears to just barely clear the Empire State Building, meaning it wouldn't clear the Twin Towers.
30th Jul '16 3:52:22 PM mkmckoy
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** Played with when it comes to Hiller flying the alien spacecraft. He is a combat pilot who always dreamed of being an astronaut and had close-range first-hand experience on how the alien spacecraft maneuver. But still none of that really explains how he would know how to fly the spacecraft.
29th Jul '16 3:44:47 AM 59Efra
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* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: Creator/WillSmith's character at first, accidentally, when trying to pilot the captured UFO. He then turns the control instructions upside down and retapes them to the dashboard.
20th Jul '16 5:32:42 AM LtFedora
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%%* ApocalypseAnarchy

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%%* ApocalypseAnarchy* ApocalypseAnarchy: A quite extensive range of reactions to the alien ships. People try to flee the cities almost immediately while others try to welcome the invaders.


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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The Apollo 11 landing site. The American flag was actually blown over by the lunar module ascent (later missions would place the flag farther away); moreover, by now, the flag is all white due to the cosmic rays. In addition, the "We came in peace for all mankind" plaque was placed at the foot of the LEM rather than the nearby soil. The trivia commentary on the anniversary edition had some fun with this, pointing out that this scene is inaccurate "...unless...someone else moved it..."
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