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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.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Jul 11th, 1997
Budget: $90,000,000.00
Revenue: $171,000,000.00
-- General Information --
Rating: PG
Runtime: 153 Minutes
Genres: Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller
-- Ratings --
IMDB: N/A
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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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  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): During the first test of the space travel device, in one shot you can see all three rings on the device starting to move and spin. In the very next scene which is a wide shot, you can clearly see that none of the device rings are moving, yet they are supposed to be.
  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the alien signal is heard for the first time and Ellie and her colleagues are excitedly recording data, they state that the star Vega is about to set. Yet outside the window the radio telescope array is clearly still pointing up at the sky, when it should be pointing to the horizon as it would be for a setting star.
  • SPOILER: People in the crowds at the end of the movie seem to be wearing the same exact shade of blue. According to the DVD commentary with the director and producer, that shade is the "machine consortium blue" (a blue used in the film by the corporate ID of the consortium which builds the huge travel devices). It is supposed to suggest that those people believe in Dr Arroway's story as the main theme of the movie is "belief".
  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): For an astronomer, Dr. Arroway is not very good at math. If there are 400 billion stars in our galaxy, and one out of a million of those has planets, and one out of a million of those had life, and one out of a million of those had intelligent life, we're down to a 0.00004% chance that civilization exists. Even if we assume that she was only being repetitive, and meant that one in a million of the 400 billion stars has intelligent life, that is only 400,000 possible civilizations, not the "literally millions" that she claims.
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