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.

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Steve Starkey Bruce Moriarty Cellin Gluck Luca Kouimelis Darin Rivetti
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery,
Production Company: South Side Amusement Company, Warner Bros. Pictures,

Contact - If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 11-07-1997
  • Runtime: 150 Minutes
  • Popularity: 16.15
  • Vote Count: 2,900
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Budget: USD 90,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 171,120,329
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Jodie Foster - Azwaad Movie Database Jodie Foster Eleanor Arroway
Matthew McConaughey - Azwaad Movie Database Matthew McConaughey Palmer Joss
James Woods - Azwaad Movie Database James Woods Michael Kitz
John Hurt - Azwaad Movie Database John Hurt S. R. Hadden
Tom Skerritt - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Skerritt David Drumlin
William Fichtner - Azwaad Movie Database William Fichtner Kent Clark
David Morse - Azwaad Movie Database David Morse Ted Arroway
Angela Bassett - Azwaad Movie Database Angela Bassett Rachel Constantine
Geoffrey Blake - Azwaad Movie Database Geoffrey Blake Fisher
Max Martini - Azwaad Movie Database Max Martini Willie
Photo Name Department
Alan Silvestri-Sound Alan Silvestri Sound (Original Music Composer)
Robert Zemeckis-Directing Robert Zemeckis Directing (Director)
Robert Zemeckis-Production Robert Zemeckis Production (Producer)
Steve Starkey-Production Steve Starkey Production (Producer)
Steve Starkey-Directing Steve Starkey Directing (Second Unit Director)
Don Burgess-Camera Don Burgess Camera (Director of Photography)
Arthur Schmidt-Editing Arthur Schmidt Editing (Editor)
Doug J. Meerdink-Art Doug J. Meerdink Art (Assistant Art Director)
Joanna Johnston-Costume & Make-Up Joanna Johnston Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Lawrence A. Hubbs-Art Lawrence A. Hubbs Art (Art Direction)

See Full Cast & Crew of Contact


I would readily admit this is one of my favourite science fiction films from the 90's. It's intelligent, well-acted and directed, and the special effects it has HELPS the story rather than IMPEDES it. Though she hasn't done much lately, either in the director's chair or acting, Jodie Foster is one of my favourite contemporary American actresses, and it's intriguing how her great talent's been utilized of late (ie., 'Elysium', and I'm still very mad at Spike Lee for having Christopher Plummer call her a 'cunt' in 'Inside Man'). Personally, I must admit that I myself have worried what other worlds' inhabitants would think of our civilization from the messages it might get from Earth. Though I thankfully haven't lost any sleep over it (I have 'Thumper' in the apartment above me to thank for that), as Led Zeppelin would say in the classic 'Stairway to Heaven', '...and it makes me wonder'. As what happens in most of these movies, it's rather anticlimactic once the different cultures meet. I'll say to my dying day that the most difficult thing to do in cinema is end a film. Here (unlike perfect sci-fi masterpieces, like '2001: A Space odyssey' or the more recent 'Children of Men') the decent but otherwise unspectacular ending makes me avoid a perfect rating here. But it's awfully close, worth both owning and rewatching, and provides fairly early evidence (which would come to bold fruition in 'Killer Joe') that Matthew McConaughey could actually act. It's also a tossup between this, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' and 'Back to the Future' for my favourite Zemeckis moment.

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