Contact (1997)Contact, based on the novel of the same name by Carl Sagan, is the story of a free thinking radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) who discovers an intelligent signal broadcast from deep space. She and her fellow scientists are able to decipher the Message and discover detailed instructions for building a mysterious Machine. Will the Machine spell the end of our world, or the end of our superstitions? Will we take our place among the races of the Galaxy, or are we just an upstart species with a long way to go?
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
The cast includes: Jodie Foster (Dr. Eleanor Ann ''Ellie'' Arroway), Matthew McConaughey (Father Palmer Joss), David Morse (Ted Arroway), Tom Skerritt (Dr. David Drumlin)
MPAA rating: , Running time: 153 minutes
Presented in: Color
Awards: Academy Award Nominee: Best Sound
Related categories: Aliens, Space...the Final Frontier, Views of the Future