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Contact

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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Released: Jul 11th, 1997
Budget: $90,000,000.00
Revenue: $171,000,000.00

Contact Main Cast

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Jena Malone
Jena Malone
plays Young Ellie
David Morse
David Morse
plays Ted Arroway
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
plays Eleanor Arroway
Geoffrey Blake
Geoffrey Blake
plays Fisher
William Fichtner
William Fichtner
plays Kent
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Young Ellie's father calls her "Sparks". Sparks is a nickname given to early radio operators who used spark-gap transmitters.
  • Footage of a press conference by President Bill Clinton was re-edited and altered to make it appear as if he was speaking about alien contact. This manipulation of news footage caused some controversy. A few years later, CNN would ban the use of its logo in fictional movies, as well as bar its reporters from doing cameo appearances (although Larry King does appear from time to time).
  • Movie Goof (errors in geography): The opening sequence contain impossible physics with the four planets (Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) that appear completely desynchronized as the sequence zooms out. The Great Red Spot on the gas planet Jupiter appear larger and centered near the equator rather than slightly positioned at the middle lower line of the planet.
  • The sounds heard during the film's opening shot include: - "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind - "Angry Days" by Lagwagon - "Wannabe" by Spice Girls - "God Shuffled His Feet" by Crash Test Dummies - "Obviously a major malfunction..." (Challenger Shuttle disaster quote) - The theme to Dallas - "Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut..." (chocolate bar commercial) - "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc. - Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" speech - Walter Cronkite announcing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - Neil Armstrong's "One Small Step" speech - "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Brian Hyland - "I Have A Dream..." a Martin Luther King speech - Theme from The Twilight Zone (1959) - Transition music from Seinfeld - "Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister - Senator Joseph McCarthy (II)'s infamous interrogation question ("Are you now or have you ever been...") - Douglas MacArthur's "Old soldiers never die..." quote - Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 8 December 1941 address to Congress ("a date that will live in infamy") - "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" by Al Dubin and Harry Warren - Opening speech by Adolf Hitler at the German 1936 Olympics, being the first transmission in history that was aired with sufficient power to escape the Earth's atmosphere - "White Bird" by 'Its a Beautiful Day - "Nel blu dipinto di blu" also known as "Volare" by Domenico Modugno - "Boogie Oogie Oogie" by A Taste of Honey - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland - Theme to The Andy Griffith Show - "Please, Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes
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