Albert Nimzicki: If we don't act now, we may not have much of an America left to defend.
The following take place in F/A-18s. After Jimmy says, "I got you covered, big daddy," there is a close-up of his gloved hand as his thumb presses the launch button. Later, when President Whitmore fires his last missile (with negative impact) there is a close-up as his thumb presses the launch button, and then a minute later there is a close-up of Russell's hand as he presses the launch button (resulting in launch failure). The last two close-ups are the very same shot as shown earlier, only the last two shots are flipped the other way. 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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