Dr. Okun: Mr. President! Wow! This is... what a pleasure. As you can imagine, they... they don't let us out much.
When President Whitmore returns to the containment lab to see the live alien, just as Major Mitchell and a Secret Service Agent walk to face the smoke filled lab, the actor's mark is visible on the ground as the Agent steps up to it. (Only visible on fullscreen DVD.) See more...
In the scene at the start (look carefully) just before Steven Hiller notices the alien ship, all of his neighbours are packing up and leaving. There is a mailman delivering the mail to one of the neighbours. Always delivering, come rain, shine, or aliens.... See more...
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|Original entry||The director asked for input and advice in dealing with some of the subject matter of the film, primarily concerning the use of Jets. However, the United States Air Force refused to cooperate with any aspect of the filming of Independence Day due to the fact that a greater portion of the film revolved around Area 51, a highly classified subject.|