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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.
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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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$ 90,000,000
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$ 20,584,908
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$ 100,920,329
Gross (World)
$ 171,120,329
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Jul 11, 1997 (United States)

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