Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

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  1. Carl Sagan

    Novel, Story

  2. Ann Druyan


  3. Michael Goldenberg


  4. James V. Hart


  5. Robert Zemeckis


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster

    Eleanor Arroway

  2. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Palmer Joss

  3. James Woods

    James Woods

    Michael Kitz

  4. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    S. R. Hadden

  5. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    David Drumlin

  6. William Fichtner

    William Fichtner

    Kent Clark

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 30m

Budget $90,000,000.00

Revenue $171,120,329.00

Homepage http://www.warnerbros.com/contact

Release Information

  • July 11, 1997
    PG, Theatrical
  • February 10, 2004
    PG, Physical
  • October 6, 2009
    PG, Physical



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