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  • Contact (1997)
  • PG
    150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Contact (1997)
PG
150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Director
Writers
James V. Hart (screenplay by) | Michael Goldenberg (screenplay by) | Carl Sagan (based on the novel by) (based on the story by) | Ann Druyan (based on the story by)
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Release date
Jul 11, 1997 (United States)

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137 cast members
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Jena Malone
Young Ellie Young Ellie   See fewer
David Morse
Ted Arroway Ted Arroway   See fewer
Jodie Foster
Eleanor Arroway Eleanor Arroway   See fewer
Sami Chester
Vernon (as SaMi Chester) Vernon (as SaMi Chester)   See fewer
Laura Elena Surillo
Cantina Woman Cantina Woman   See fewer
Matthew McConaughey
Palmer Joss Palmer Joss   See fewer
Tom Skerritt
David Drumlin David Drumlin   See fewer
Henry Strozier
Minister Minister   See fewer
Max Martini
Willie (as Maximilian Martini) Willie (as Maximilian Martini)   See fewer
Larry King
Larry King Larry King   See fewer
Thomas Garner
Ian Broderick Ian Broderick   See fewer
Conroy Chino
KOB-TV Reporter KOB-TV Reporter   See fewer
Dan Gifford
Jeremy Roth Jeremy Roth   See fewer
James Woods
Michael Kitz Michael Kitz   See fewer
Vance Valencia
Senator Valencia Senator Valencia   See fewer
Angela Bassett
Rachel Constantine Rachel Constantine   See fewer
Donna Kelley
Donna Kelley (as Donna J. Kelley) Donna Kelley (as Donna J. Kelley)   See fewer
Leon Harris
Leon Harris Leon Harris   See fewer
Claire Shipman
Claire Shipman Claire Shipman   See fewer
Behrooz Afrakhan
Middle Eastern Anchor Middle Eastern Anchor   See fewer
Saemi Nakamura
Japanese Anchor Japanese Anchor   See fewer
Maria Celeste Arraras
Latina Anchor Latina Anchor   See fewer
Tabitha Soren
Tabitha Soren Tabitha Soren   See fewer
Geraldo Rivera
Geraldo Rivera Geraldo Rivera   See fewer
Ian Whitcomb
British Anchor British Anchor   See fewer
Jay Leno
Jay Leno Jay Leno   See fewer
Natalie Allen
Natalie Allen Natalie Allen   See fewer
Robert D. Novak
Robert D. Novak Robert D. Novak   See fewer
Geraldine A. Ferraro
Geraldine A. Ferraro Geraldine A. Ferraro   See fewer
Ann Druyan
Ann Druyan Ann Druyan   See fewer
Rob Lowe
Richard Rank Richard Rank   See fewer
Jake Busey
Joseph Joseph   See fewer
Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy Kathleen Kennedy   See fewer
Michael Albala
Decryption Hacker Decryption Hacker   See fewer
Ned Netterville
Decryption Expert Decryption Expert   See fewer
Leo Lee
Major Domo Major Domo   See fewer
John Hurt
S.R. Hadden S.R. Hadden   See fewer
William Jordan
Chairman of Joint Chiefs Chairman of Joint Chiefs   See fewer
David St. James
Joint Chief Joint Chief   See fewer
Jill Dougherty
Jill Dougherty Jill Dougherty   See fewer
Haynes Brooke
Drumlin Aide Drumlin Aide   See fewer
John Holliman
John Holliman John Holliman   See fewer
Bobbie Battista
Bobbie Battista Bobbie Battista   See fewer
Dee Dee Myers
Dee Dee Myers Dee Dee Myers   See fewer
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Linden Soles
Linden Soles Linden Soles   See fewer
Steven Ford
Major Russell Major Russell   See fewer
Alexander Zemeckis
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Janie Peterson
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Philippe Bergeron
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Jennifer Balgobin
Dr. Patel Dr. Patel   See fewer
Anthony Hamilton
British Committee Member (as Anthony Fife Hamilton) British Committee Member (as Anthony Fife Hamilton)   See fewer
Rebecca T. Beucler
NASA Public Relations NASA Public Relations   See fewer
Marc Macaulay
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Pamela Wilsey
Voice of NASA (voice) Voice of NASA (voice)   See fewer
Tucker Smallwood
Mission Director Mission Director   See fewer
Jeffery Thomas Johnson
Mechnical (as Jeff Johnson) Mechnical (as Jeff Johnson)   See fewer
Yuji Okumoto
Electrical Electrical   See fewer
Gerry Griffin
Dynamics Dynamics   See fewer
Brian Alston
Communications Communications   See fewer
Rob Elk
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Mark Thomason
Security Security   See fewer
José Rey
Controller #8 Controller #8   See fewer
Todd Patrick Breaugh
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Alex Veadov
Russian Cosmonaut Russian Cosmonaut   See fewer
Alice Kushida
Scientist Scientist   See fewer
Robin Gammell
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Richardson Morse
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Seiji Okamura
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Bernard Shaw
Bernard Shaw Bernard Shaw   See fewer
Mak Takano
Japanese Tech #1 Japanese Tech #1   See fewer
Hiroshi Tom Tanaka
Japanese Tech #2 (as Tom Tanaka) Japanese Tech #2 (as Tom Tanaka)   See fewer
Catherine Dao
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Kristoffer Ryan Winters
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Valorie Armstrong
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Jim Hild
Reporter #5 Reporter #5   See fewer
William L. Thomas
Reporter #6 (as Bill Thomas) Reporter #6 (as Bill Thomas)   See fewer
Diego Montoya
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Jonathan Adler
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Neil Armstrong
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Tony Boldi
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Christine Brady
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Ray Buffer
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Mark Byrne
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Candice T. Cain
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Aixa Clemente
President's Secretary (uncredited) President's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Clinton
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
Derrick Damions
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Elaina Davis
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Joey Dente
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Michael Egan
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Jeff Elmore
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Pamela Fischer
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Douglas MacArthur
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