Movie Information:

  • Release Date: April 20, 1998
  • Production Company: Centropolis Entertainment, Fried Films, and Independent Pictures
  • Distribution Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Original Runtime: 138 minutes


Matthew Broderick as Doctor Niko Tatopoulos
Jean Reno as Philippe Roache
Mario Pitillo as Audrey Timmonds
Hank Azaria as Victor "Animal" Palotti
Kevin Dunn as Colonel Hicks
Michael Lerner as Mayor Ebert
Harry Shearer as Charles Caiman
Arabella Field as Lucy Palotti
Vicki Lewis as Doctor Elise Chapman
Doug Savant as Sergeant O'Neal
Malcolm Danare as Doctor Mendel Craven
Lorry Goldman as Gene - Mayor's Aide
Christian Aubert as Jean-Luc
Philippe Bergeron as Jean-Claude
Frank Bruynbroek as Jean-Pierre
Francois Giroday as Jean-Philippe
Nicholas J. Gianguilio as Ed
Robert Lesser as Murray
Ralph Manza as Old Fisherman
Greg Callahan as Governor
Chris Ellis as General Anderson
Nancy Cartwright as Caiman's Secretary
Richard E. Gant as Admiral Phelps
Jack Moore as Leonard
Steve Giannelli as Jules
Brian Farabaugh as Arthur
Stephen Xavier Lee as Lt. Anderson
Bodhi Elfman as Freddie
Rich Grosso (as Rich Battista) as Jimmy


Producer: Dean Devlin
Co-executive Producers: Rob Fried and Cary Woods
Co-producers: Peter Winther and Kelly Van Horn
Executive Producers: Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, and William Fay
Director: Roland Emmerich
Special Effects Director:
Writers: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Dean Devlin, and Roland Emmerich
Cinematographer: Ueli Steiger
Composer: David Arnold
Editors: Peter Amundson and David Siegelrel
Assistant Director: Kim Winther
Art Director: William Ladd Skinner and Robert Woodruff
Sound Recording: Mickey Caputo and eter McCabe
Production Manager: Carl Clifford
Special Effects Unit Production Manager:
Visual Effects Optical Photographer: Anna Foerster
Conceptual Designs: Patrick Tatopoulos
Still Photographer: Claudette Barius