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PG| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
In this Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system. Once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with restrictive National Security Advisor Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, but will Arroway be the one to answer its call?

Cast: Jodie Foster , Matthew McConaughey , James Woods , John Hurt , Tom Skerritt , William Fichtner , David Morse , Angela Bassett

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Science fiction

Distributor: Warner Home Vídeo

Contact (1997)

Release Date: July 11th, 1997|2 hr. 30 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Contact aims to be a film of ideas but serves too many of them half-baked. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Contact, directed by Robert Zemeckis, may be too long, too self-important and too "Gump"-like to be completely satisfying. But it contains elements that are so striking they pretty much redeem the film. show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Contact is that rare big-budget motion picture that places ideas, characters, and plot above everything else. show more

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