Famous Independence Day movie quotes and dialogs:
The movie was directed by Roland Emmerich. He and Dean Devlin wrote the screenplay.
President Whitmore: I have a confession to make. I'm sleeping next to a beautiful young brunette.
Marilyn Whitmore: You didn't let her stay up all night watching TV, did you?
President Whitmore: Of course not.
Patricia Whitmore: Daddy let me watch Letterman.
President Whitmore: Traitor.
President Whitmore: It's a fine line between standing behind a principle and hiding behind one.
David Levinson: Dad, do you have any idea how long it takes for those cups to decompose?
Julius Levinson: If you don't move soon, I'm gonna start to decompose.
Marty Gilbert: What the hell's the point of having a beeper if you're not gonna turn it on?
David Levinson: It was turned on. I was ignoring you.
Marty Gilbert: A countdown…wait, a countdown to what, David?
David Levinson: Uh, it's like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces and when the timing is right you… strike. See? They're positioning themselves all over the world using this signal to synchronize their efforts. In approximately six hours the signal's gonna disappear and the countdown's gonna be over.
Marty Gilbert: And then what?
David Levinson: Checkmate.
Marty Gilbert: [Gasp] Oh, my God. Oh my God! I gotta call my brother, I'd better call my housekeeper, I gotta call my lawyer. Nah, forget my lawyer.
Jasmine Dubrow: There you go, there you go, thinking you're all that. But you are not as charming as you think you are, sir.
Captain Steven Hiller: Yes, I am.
Julius Levinson: [to David] It's the White House, for crying out loud. You can't just drive up and ring the bell.
Julius Levinson: So tell me something: you're so smart, how come you spent 8 years at M.I.T. to become a cable repairman?
David Levinson: I can use her signal to triangulate her exact position in the White House.
Julius Levinson: You can do that?
David Levinson: Yeah. All cable repairmen can, Pops.
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: You scared, man?
Captain Steven Hiller: No. You?
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: Nope. [pauses] Hold me.
Captain Steven Hiller: Hey, pay attention.
Lt. Colonel Watson: Something you wanna add to this briefing, Captain Hiller?
Captain Steven Hiller: No, sir. I'm just a little anxious to get up there and whup E.T.'s ass, that's all.
Lt. Colonel Watson: And you'll get your chance. You'll all get your chance. Good hunting. Dismissed!
Capt. Jimmy Wilder: Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy!
Albert Nimzicki: Shut up! Captain, get him out of here!
Julius Levinson: Hey, don't tell him to shut up! You'd all be dead now if it wasn't for my David! None of you did anything to prevent this!
General Grey: There was nothing we could do! We were totally unprepared for this.
Julius Levinson: Oh don't give me "unprepared"! It was, what? In the nineteen- what, fifties. Whatever You had that spaceship.
David Levinson: Dad.
Julius Levinson: Yeah, that thing you found in New Mexico. Where was that?
David Levinson: Dad, not the spaceship.
Julius Levinson: Roswell. Roswell, New Mexico. No, you had the spaceship and you had the bodies. They were locked up in a, in a bunker. Where was that?
Connie Spano: Sir…I don't know.
Julius Levinson: David? Area 51, right? Area 51! You knew then! And you did nothing!
President Whitmore: Sir, regardless of what you may have read in the tabloids, there has never been any spacecraft recovered by our government. Take my word for it. There's no Area 51. There's no recovered spaceship.
Albert Nimzicki: Uh…excuse me, Mr. President. That's not entirely accurate.
David Levinson: What, which part?
Captain Steven Hiller: [to the unconscious alien] Y'know, this was supposed to be my weekend off. But noooo. You got me out here, draggin' your heavy ass, through the burnin' desert, with your dreadlocks sticking out the back of my parachute. You gotta come down here with an attitude, actin' all big and bad…and WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SMELL?! [screams and kicks the alien] I could've been at a BARBECUE! But I ain't mad.
President Whitmore: I don't understand, where does all this come from? How do you get funding for something like this?
Julius Levinson: You don't actually think they spend $20.000 on a hammer, $30.000 on a toilet seat, do you?
Dr. Okun: The last 24 hours have been really exciting.
President Whitmore: EXCITING? People are dying out there. I don't think "exciting" is the word I'd choose to describe it.
Dr. Okun: We're assuming they communicate with each other through some other means.
David Levinson: You're obviously not thinking about hand signals and body language.
President:I know there is much to learn from each other if we can
make a truce. We can find a way to Co-exist. can there be a peace
Alien: Peace? NO PEACE!
President Whitmore: What is it you want us to do?
Captured Alien: Die…die…
President Whitmore: Good morning. [Turns on mic] Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. Mankind. That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We're fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
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