Category:Independence Day (United States) films
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The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 1776 (film) – 1776 is a 1972 American musical film directed by Peter H. Hunt. The screenplay by Peter Stone was based on his book for the 1969 Broadway musical of the same name, the song score was composed by Sherman Edwards. The cast included William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Donald Madden, John Cullum, Ken Howard, portions of the dialogue and some of the song lyrics were taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants of the Second Continental Congress. The leader of the faction is the abrasive John Adams of Massachusetts. John Dickinson of Pennsylvania leads the opposition that hopes for reconciliation with England, during his quieter moments, Adams calls up the image of his wife Abigail Adams, who resides in Massachusetts and gives him insight and encouragement. Dr. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania suggests another colony that supports independence should submit a proposal, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia voluntarily rides off to Williamsburg, Virginia to get authorization from the Virginia Colony to propose independence. Dr. Lyman Hall arrives to represent Georgia, and immediately, weeks later, Lee returns with the resolution, and debate on the question begins. After heated discussions, the question is called without a majority of positive votes present, the New Jersey delegation, led by Reverend John Witherspoon, arrives just in time to provide a vote supporting independence. In a move intended to defeat the resolution, Dickinson calls for a vote requiring unanimity for passage, the vote ends in a tie between the colonies, New York abstaining as it does in every vote. It is ultimately decided in favor of unanimity by John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, stalling for time to rally support for the resolution, Adams and Franklin call again for a postponement, justifying their call by stating the need for a declaration describing their grievances. Once again tied and ultimately decided by Hancock, the vote is successfully postponed until such a document can be written, Hancock appoints a committee that includes Adams, Franklin, Roger Sherman of Connecticut, Robert Livingston of New York, and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson develops writers block due to missing his wife, so Adams sends for Martha, upon meeting her, Adams and Franklin are quite taken with Martha. When they return to Philadelphia, the declaration is read and then debated and amended. Jefferson agrees to most alterations to the document, much to Adams growing consternation, the debate reaches a head when the Southern delegates, led by Edward Rutledge of South Carolina, walk out of Congress when a clause opposing slavery is not removed. Adams leaves the decision to Jefferson, who reluctantly concedes. After removing that clause,11 of 13 colonies are now in favor, the question is therefore up to the Colony of Pennsylvania, whose delegation is polled at Franklins request. Franklin votes for the declaration, but Dickinson votes against, the outcome is now in the hands of their fellow Pennsylvanian Judge James Wilson. After receiving word of the destruction of his property from General Washington, Lewis Morris finally withdraws New Yorks abstention and it contained all the musical numbers listed above with the exception of Cool, Cool Considerate Men and Compliments
2. Ah, Wilderness! (film) – Ah, Wilderness. is a 1935 American film adaptation of the Eugene ONeill play of the same name starring Wallace Beery. The picture was shot in Grafton, Massachusetts, at the common in the center of town, and was directed by Clarence Brown. Beery plays the drunken uncle later portrayed on Broadway by Jackie Gleason, and the film features Lionel Barrymore, Eric Linden, Cecilia Parker, Spring Byington, Rooney also stars in MGMs musical remake Summer Holiday. Nevertheless, the failed to receive a single nomination. Dave McComber Frank Albertson as Arthur Miller Edward J. Lionel Barrymore filmography Ah, at the Internet Movie Database Ah, Wilderness
3. Avalon (1990 film) – Avalon is a 1990 drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It is the third in Levinsons semi-autobiographical tetralogy of Baltimore films set in his hometown during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Diner, Tin Men, Avalon, the film explores the themes of Jewish assimilation into American life. It is the late 1940s and early 1950s, and much has happened to the family of Russian Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky since he first arrived in America in 1914, neighborhoods are changing, with more and more families moving to the suburbs. Wallpaper has been Sams profession, but his son Jules wants to try his hand at opening a large discount-appliance store with his cousin, Izzy, maybe even do their own commercials on TV. Jules and his wife, Ann, still live with his parents, Ann is a modern woman who even learns to drive a car, although Eva refuses to ride with her and takes a streetcar instead. Michael gets stung by bees, and cries a bit, the family contributes to a fund to bring more relatives to America. Slights, real or imagined, concern the family, as when Jules and Ann finally move to the suburbs, after arriving late and finding a Thanksgiving turkey has been carved without him, Uncle Gabriel is offended and storms out, beginning a feud with Sam. Sam also cannot understand the methods his grandson Michaels teachers use in school, or why Jules and Izzy have changed their surnames to Kaye, but when various crises develop, including an armed holdup and a devastating fire, the family members generally see them through together. Levinson likes to place links between his films that are set in Baltimore, a Hudson automobile purchased in Avalon is later purchased and used in Diner. The house that the Krichinsky family leaves to move to the suburbs is later used as a residence in Tin Men, Avalon received Academy Award nominations for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Music, Original Score, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design. Levinsons script won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay and it was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture. Avalon Avalon at the Internet Movie Database Avalon at Rotten Tomatoes Avalon at Box Office Mojo JUF, Tweens, Movies, Avalon
4. The Bay (film) – The Bay is a 2012 American found footage horror film, directed by Barry Levinson and written by Michael Wallach. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in theaters on November 2,2012, the movie explains the footage was confiscated by the U. S. government until an anonymous source leaked the footage for the entire world to see. On July 4,2009, a seaside Chesapeake Bay town nestled on Marylands Eastern Shore thrives on water. When two researchers find a level of toxicity in the water, they attempt to alert the mayor. As a result, a plague is unleashed, turning humans into hosts for a deadly. The entire town is overwhelmed by chaos as these aggressive creatures start infecting the people one by one and this spins off into several stories. The most prominent is that of a young inexperienced news reporter and her cameraman and she also explains the occurrences as the movie proceeds in an off-scene personal recording. Kether Donohue as Donna Thompson Kristen Connolly as Stephanie Will Rogers as Alex Stephen Kunken as Dr. Jack Abrams Robert Treveiler as Dr, as such when promoting the film he noted that its 80 percent factual information. According to Levinson roughly one third of the film was shot this way, the film has received mostly positive reviews from critics, with a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 69 reviews. The consensus states that Barry Levinsons eco-horror flick cleverly utilizes familiar found-footage methods in service of a gruesome yet atmospheric chiller and it draws a score of 65 on Metacritic, indicating generally favourable reviews. David Cox of The Guardian awarded the film 5 out of 5 stars, official website The Bay at the Internet Movie Database The Bay at Rotten Tomatoes
5. Born on the Fourth of July (film) – Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American war drama film adaptation of the best-selling autobiography of the same name by Vietnam War veteran Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, in a performance that earned him his first Academy Award nomination, Oliver Stone co-wrote the screenplay with Kovic, and also produced and directed the film. Stone wanted to film the movie in Vietnam, but because relations between the United States and Vietnam had not yet been normalized, it was filmed in the Philippines. The film is considered part of Stones trilogy of films about the Vietnam War—following Platoon and preceding Heaven & Earth. Born on the Fourth of July was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Director and Best Film Editing, it won four Golden Globe Awards. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $161,001,698 worldwide, in the summer of 1956 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, 10-year-old Ron Kovic plays soldier in the woods and attends a Fourth of July parade. After watching President John F. Kennedys inaugural address, it inspires him to enlist in the Marines, later, Kovic attends an impassioned lecture about the Marine Corps. He decides to enlist and misses his prom because he is unable to secure a date with his love interest and he confronts her at the prom and has a dance with her on his last night before leaving. Now a Marine sergeant and on patrol during his second Vietnam tour in October 1967, Kovics unit kills a number of Vietnamese civilians in a village, during the retreat, Kovic accidentally kills one of the new arrivals to his platoon, a younger private first class named Wilson. During a firefight in January 1968, Kovic is critically wounded, Kovic desperately tries to walk again with the use of crutches and braces, despite repeated warnings from his doctors. In 1969, Kovic returns home, permanently in a wheelchair, though he tries to maintain his dignity as a United States Marine, Kovic gradually becomes disillusioned, despite being paralyzed, and resorts to alcohol. In Kovics absence, his younger brother Tommy has already become staunchly anti-war, during an Independence Day parade, Kovic shows signs of post-traumatic stress when firecrackers explode. When he is asked to give a speech, a baby in the crowd starts crying. Later, Kovic goes to visit Donna at her college in Syracuse, New York and he and Donna are separated when she and her fellow students are taken away by the police at her college for demonstrating against the Vietnam War. Ron goes to a bar, almost gets into a fight with a fellow Marine, after Ron has a heated argument with his mother, his father decides to send him to Mexico. He arrives in The Village of the Sun, which seems to be a haven for paralyzed Vietnam veterans and he has his first sexual experience with a prostitute, whom he believes he loves, until he sees her with another customer. He hooks up with another veteran, Charlie, and the two travel to what they believe will be a friendlier village. After annoying their taxicab driver, they end up stranded on the side of the road and they are picked up by a man with a truck and driven back to the Village of the Sun
6. Cape Fear (1991 film) – Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis, and features cameos from Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, and Martin Balsam and it was Pecks final theatrical film. The film was acclaimed and received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor. Sam Bowden is a lawyer in the vicinity of Wilmington, North Carolina, Max Cady is a former client whom Bowden defended 14 years earlier when he was working as a public defender in Atlanta. Cady was tried for the violent rape and battery of a young woman, Bowden, appalled by Cadys crime, buried evidence that might have lightened Cadys sentence or even secured his acquittal. Cady subsequently studied law in prison and assumed his own defense, after his release from prison, Cady tracks down Bowden and hints he has learned about Bowden burying the report. Several incidents involving Cady impact the Bowden family, which consists of Bowdens wife Leigh, Bowden attempts to have Cady arrested, but police lieutenant Elgart, says there is no evidence of a crime. At a bar, Cady meets Lori Davis, a colleague of Bowden with whom she might be having a love affair, at her house, Cady cuffs her hands behind her back, breaks her arm and rapes her. Lori refuses to press charges, ashamed of what happened, Bowden hires private investigator Claude Kersek to follow Cady. Cady next approaches Danielle at her school by impersonating her new drama teacher, Bowden warns him to leave his family and him alone or suffer the consequences. Cady secretly tapes the conversation with a hidden recorder, Kersek persuades Bowden to hire three men to beat Cady and intimidate him, but as Bowden watches from a hiding place, Cady turns the tide on his attackers and viciously beats them. Cady uses the recording of Bowdens threat and a display of his own injuries to file for a restraining order against Bowden. Cadys new lawyer, Lee Heller, files a complaint with the North Carolina State Bar, Kersek reasons that Cady may try to enter the Bowden house during Bowdens appearance at a bar hearing out of town. They fake Bowdens departure and hide in the house, hoping that Cady will break in so that he can be shot in self-defense, Cady kills Kersek and the housekeeper before escaping. Bowden, Leigh, and Danielle discover the bodies, horrified, they flee to their houseboat, which is docked upstate along Cape Fear. Cady follows them by tying himself to the chassis of their car and he attacks the family on the boat, beating and tying up Bowden, and prepares to rape Leigh and Danielle while making Bowden watch. Danielle sprays Cady with lighter fluid while he lights a cigar, engulfing him in flames, however, Cady clings to a rope and pulls himself back on board. As the boat is rocked by a violent thunderstorm, a badly burned Cady confronts Bowden with a mock trial, the storm knocks him off his feet, allowing Bowden to gain the upper hand once the women make it to shore
7. Dark Skies (film) – Dark Skies is a 2013 American science fiction horror film written and directed by Scott Stewart and produced by Jason Blum starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, and J. K. Simmons. The film was released on February 22,2013, the Barrett family, mother Lacy, father Daniel, older son Jesse, and younger son Sammy, reside on a quiet suburban street in an unnamed American city. Daniel is currently unemployed, placing the burden of supporting the family on Lacy and their two sons enjoy a happy relationship and communicate with each other from their beds via walkie-talkie. A number of strange occurrences befall the family, during the night, the contents of the kitchen are rearranged in bizarre configurations. The house alarm is set off when it detects that all points were breached simultaneously. Sammy suffers a fit while playing soccer and Lacy is shocked when hundreds of birds suddenly crash into the house, one night, Lacy is awakened by a sound from Sammys room. When she goes to check on him, through the darkness she sees a figure standing over his bed and she turns on the light to find an empty room. Sammy is found walking away from the house but cannot remember leaving, Lacy, Daniel and Jesse each suffer catatonic episodes and regain consciousness with no memory of their experiences. Strange symbols are found on Jesse and Sammys bodies, Daniel installs security cameras throughout the house. He reviews the footage and frame-by-frame analysis reveals three dark figures standing over their beds as they slept. Now believing that there is a force at work, Lacy and Daniel seek the help of a specialist, Edwin Pollard. Pollard informs them that others have suffered the same fate as the Barretts. Edwin warns the Barretts that the person who the Grays first show interest in is usually the one who is abducted and that they should be protective of Sammy. Daniel buys a shotgun while Lacy buys a guard dog. The family spend July 4th boarding up the windows of the house, then eat dinner, suddenly, the house lights begin to flicker and the dog starts barking ferociously. Lacy sends the boys upstairs and stands guard outside the door, Lacy hears the TV in her bedroom turn on. She walks towards it, unaware of a being standing directly behind her, Daniel gets Jesse and Sammy into his and Lacys room where they barricade themselves in and huddle together on the bed. The TV begins to flicker again and the beings – now revealed to be Grays – materialize in the room, Jesse blacks out and experiences a hallucination in which his father commits suicide while standing over his mothers bloodied body
8. Dick (film) – Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with Sheryl Longin. It is a parody retelling the events of the Watergate scandal which ended the presidency of Richard Nixon and features several cast members from Saturday Night Live and The Kids in the Hall. Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo are two sweet-natured but somewhat ditzy teenage girls living in Washington D. C. in the early 1970s, betsy comes from a wealthy family in the Georgetown area, while Arlene lives with her widowed mother in an apartment in the Watergate building. One night, on a quest to mail a letter to enter a contest to win a date with teen idol singer Bobby Sherman and they manage to enter and leave through the parking garage by taping the latch of a door, accidentally causing the break-in to be discovered. They are seen by G. Gordon Liddy, who believe to be committing a jewel robbery, they panic. The security guard, startled by the door, calls the police. The next day, while at the White House on a school tour and they dont recognize him, but he recognizes them and instantly becomes suspicious. He points them out to H. R, the girls are naturally awestruck at being in the same room as Nixon — but more awestruck at being able to play with his dog, which gives Nixon an idea. In order to keep their silence, he appoints them his official dog-walkers, which means they must be admitted repeatedly to the White House. On these visits they accidentally influence major events such as the Vietnam peace process, Arlene, previously infatuated with Bobby Sherman, now falls equally hard for the president. Just after reading an 18½-minute message of love into his recorder, she plays back another part of the tape and, after hearing his coarse, brutal rantings. When they confront Nixon, he fires and threatens them, the girls now reevaluate what they have learned and decide to reveal everything to the radical muckraking bastards at The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. So they become informants, two 15-year-old girls are the identity of the famous Deep Throat. Woodward and Bernstein — portrayed as petty, childish, and incompetent — are naturally skeptical of the two girls. To make matters worse, their only piece of physical evidence, eventually pushed to the limit after being chased by the Watergate plumbers, the girls decide to take action, sneaking into Haldemans house, they manage to find and steal a crucial tape recording. They give a transcription of it to Woodward and Bernstein thus ending Nixons political career, Nixon, finds Arlenes message on his tape and erases it, reasoning that hed be crucified if it was perceived that he had an affair with a 15-year-old girl. After the resignation, as Nixons helicopter flies over Betsys house, writers Andrew Fleming and Sheryl Longin attempted to write several different scripts with teenage girls as protagonists. The idea of using the Watergate scandal came from a real-life experience Longin had with Nixon when her family stayed at the hotel as Nixon
9. Frogs (film) – Frogs is a 1972 horror film directed by George McCowan. The film falls into the category, telling the story of an upper-class U. S. Southern family who are victimized by several different animal species, including snakes, birds and lizards, nature, the movie suggests, may be justified in exacting revenge on this family because of its patriarchs abuse of the local ecology. The film was released on March 10,1972. Also evident throughout the swamp are numerous indicators of pollution, which Pickett believes are connected to pesticide use on the island plantation, after Clint Crockett accidentally tips over Smiths canoe, he and his sister Karen escort Smith to the family mansion where he meets the entire Crockett family. The grouchy, wheelchair-bound patriarch Jason intends on spending the day enjoying both the 4th of July and his own birthday celebrations uninterrupted. Due to the dislike of the fauna around the mansion, Jason sends a man named Grover to spray pesticide in order to get rid of the amphibians. Pickett later discovers Grovers corpse covered in snake bites in the not far from the house. Despite this warning, Jason continues with his celebrations the next day, early next morning, Michael Martindale sets out to check on a possible downed telephone line. He accidentally shoots himself in the leg, and is rendered immobile by strange white moss hanging down from the surrounding trees, tarantulas descend from the branches and kill him. Back on the estate, Jasons sister, Iris Martindale sends her son, as he gathers the flowers, he fails to notice dozens of lizards entering behind him. The lizards swarm over the shelves, knocking over numerous jars of poisonous chemicals. Seeing the danger posed by the animals, Pickett suggests that everyone should leave the island, but Jason is adamant that nothing will ruin his day. In the meantime, while chasing after a butterfly, Iris is frightened by snakes along her path, and in a panic, falls into a swamp, where leeches latch on to her. She manages to detach a few, but fatigued, she falls down near a rattlesnake and her husband, Stuart, comes looking for her, but falls into the swamp and is eaten by alligators. On Picketts advice, Charles and Maybelle Jasons long-suffering butler and cook, decide to leave, along with Kenneths fiancee, Clint takes them across the lake in his speedboat. Clint stays behind and searches the nearby store while the others walk on. A flock of birds appear as they run off behind a building