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Independence Day (1996)

Huge alien spacecraft enter Earth's atmosphere and hang menacingly about the world's great cities. Television engineer David Levinson discovered a hidden countdown signal disrupting satellite television and fears the worst.

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Apple Powerbook 5300

David uses the Powerbook to display the coundown to the alien attack, and later to infect the alien mothership with a virus, disabling the attackers' defenses..

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Importance: *****
The alien ships have indestructible shields. David's virus, delivered by the Powerbook, allows a successful attack.

Realism: *
Let's face it - it's one on the sillier movie plots involving a computer, isn't it!

Visibility: ****