All Time Inspirational: ”Independence Day” Speech of Bill Pullman as President Whitmore


One film that created great wonders at the box office is none other than the film titled ‘’Independence Day’’. This blockbuster film was directed by Roland Emmerich and it was produced by Dean Devlin. This sensational film had huge star cast of Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum plus others like Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin and they performed superbly.

Produced at a budget of $ 75 million this film was released in the year 1996 and minted huge money. It must be noted that this film was second highest grossing film behind Jurrassic Park at that time. It is now revealed that this film stands at 55th in the list of highest grossing films in the history.

It is important to mention that in this film groups of people converge in the Nevada desert after the world gets attacked by extraterrestrial race. This film shows the counterattacks on 4th of July which is Independence Day in USA.

At this juncture president of USA Mr Whitmore gives an inspirational speech for the pilots who are finding it tough against this extraterrestrial race. The president of USA spoke about teamwork that was very important to succeed and he also highlighted freedom and not giving up attitude and it was simply superb. Bill Pullman as President Whitmore was sensational in this film and created superb impression.

Here’s the Speech from the Movie:

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 are 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 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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