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Directed by Robert Zemeckis, and written by James V. Hart (screenplay), "Contact" is a Drama/Mystery/Science Fiction/Thriller film, released on July 11 of 1997 in the USA , starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, David Morse and Geoffrey Blake.

From the Academy Award-winning director of "Forrest Gump" and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Contact" take you on a journey to the heart of the universe

Who is the director of "Contact":

Contact was directed by Robert Zemeckis, an American director, producer, and writer.

Before making Contact, Robert Zemeckis had directed Forrest Gump, released in 1994, Death Becomes Her (1992), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), and Back to the Future (1985). Since, he directed Cast Away, released in 2000, The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007), A Christmas Carol (2009), Flight (2012), and The Walk (2015).

When was "Contact" released:

Contact was first released in the United States on Friday, July 11, 1997. Also released on Friday, July 11, 1997 have been A Simple Wish (dir. Michael Ritchie) and Dirty Weekend (dir. Michael Winner). This was twenty-two (22) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, September 26, 1997 in the United Kingdom; Friday, July 11, 1997 in Canada; Wednesday, September 17, 1997 in Spain; Thursday, October 09, 1997 in Germany; Wednesday, November 26, 1997 in Italy; Thursday, October 16, 1997 in Australia and on Saturday, September 13, 1997 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Contact":

At the casting of Contact we find Jodie Foster, previously seen in Nell (1994) and Maverick (1994); Matthew McConaughey (Glory Daze (1996), Boys on the Side (1995)); Tom Skerritt (Singles (1992), A River Runs Through It (1992)) [ more... ]

  • David Morse and James Woods also worked together in The Getaway, released in 1994.
  • Matthew McConaughey and Geoffrey Blake also appeared together in Edtv, released in 1999.
  • Jodie Foster and Jena Malone also appeared in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, released in 2002.
  • William Fichtner and David Morse also worked together in Hell Driver 3D, released in 2011.

What is the Storyline of "Contact":

Encouraged to explore as a child by her late father, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway works for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. She listens to radio transmissions hoping to find signals sent by extraterrestrial life. Science Advisor to the President David Drumlin pulls the funding from SETI because he believes the endeavor is futile. Arroway gains backing from secretive billionaire industrialist S. R. Hadden, who has followed her career and [...]

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Jodie Foster as "Eleanor Arroway"

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster as Eleanor Arroway in Contact (1997)

Tom Skerritt ("David Drumlin") and James Woods ("Michael Kitz")

Tom Skerritt (David Drumlin) and James Woods (Michael Kitz) in Contact (1997)

Matthew McConaughey as "Palmer Joss"

Matthew McConaughey as Palmer Joss in Contact (1997)

Matthew McConaughey ("Palmer Joss") and Jodie Foster ("Eleanor Arroway")

Matthew McConaughey (Palmer Joss) and Jodie Foster (Eleanor Arroway) in Contact (1997)

Jodie Foster ("Eleanor Arroway"), Matthew McConaughey ("Palmer Joss"), and Tom Skerritt ("David Drumlin")

Jodie Foster (Eleanor Arroway), Matthew McConaughey (Palmer Joss), and Tom Skerritt (David Drumlin) in Contact (1997)

James Woods ("Michael Kitz") and Jodie Foster ("Eleanor Arroway")

James Woods (Michael Kitz) and Jodie Foster (Eleanor Arroway) in Contact (1997)

James Woods as "Michael Kitz"

James Woods as Michael Kitz in Contact (1997)






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