Contact (1997)

If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space.

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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.

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  • Jodie Foster

    as Eleanor Arroway
  • Matthew McConaughey

    as Palmer Joss
  • James Woods

    as Michael Kitz
  • John Hurt

    as S. R. Hadden
  • Tom Skerritt

    as David Drumlin
  • William Fichtner

    as Kent Clark
  • David Morse

    as Ted Arroway
  • Angela Bassett

    as Rachel Constantine
  • Geoffrey Blake

    as Fisher
  • Max Martini

    as Willie
  • Rob Lowe

    as Richard Rank
  • Jake Busey

    as Joseph
  • Jena Malone

    as Young Ellie
  • Tucker Smallwood

    as Mission Director
  • Sami Chester

    as Vernon
  • Henry Strozier

    as Minister
  • Haynes Brooke

    as Drumlin Aide
  • Timothy McNeil

    as Davio
  • Laura Elena Surillo

    as Cantina Woman
  • Michael Chaban

    as Hadden Suit
  • Larry King

    as Himself
  • Thomas Garner

    as Ian Broderick
  • Conroy Chino

    as KOB-TV Reporter
  • Dan Gifford

    as Jeremy Roth
  • Vance Valencia

    as Senator Valencia
  • Donna Kelley

    as Herself
  • Leon Harris

    as Himself
  • Claire Shipman

    as Herself
  • Behrooz Afrakhan

    as Middle Eastern Anchor
  • Saemi Nakamura

    as Japanese Anchor
  • Maria Celeste Arraras

    as Latina Anchor
  • Tabitha Soren

    as Herself
  • Geraldo Rivera

    as Himself
  • Ian Whitcomb

    as British Anchor
  • Jay Leno

    as Himself
  • Michael Albala

    as Decryption Hacker
  • Ned Netterville

    as Decryption Expert
  • Leo Lee

    as Major Domo
  • William Jordan

    as Chairman of Joint Chiefs
  • David St. James

    as Joint Chief
  • Steven Ford

    as Major Russell
  • Alexander Zemeckis

    as Major Russell's Son
  • Janie Peterson

    as Major Russell's Daughter
  • Philippe Bergeron

    as French Committee Member
  • Jennifer Balgobin

    as Dr. Patel
  • Anthony Hamilton

    as British Committee Member
  • Rebecca T. Beucler

    as NASA Public Relations
  • Marc Macaulay

    as NASA Technician
  • Jeffery Thomas Johnson

    as Mechanical
  • Yuji Okumoto

    as Electrical
  • Gerry Griffin

    as Dynamics
  • Brian Alston

    as Communications
  • Rob Elk

    as Pad Leader
  • Mark Thomason

    as Security
  • José Rey

    as Controller #8
  • Todd Patrick Breaugh

    as New VLA Technician
  • Alex Veadov

    as Russian Cosmonaut
  • Alice Kushida

    as Scientist
  • Robin Gammell

    as Project Official
  • Richardson Morse

    as Mission Doctor
  • Seiji Okamura

    as Japanese Ensign
  • Mak Takano

    as Japanese Tech #1
  • Hiroshi Tom Tanaka

    as Japanese Tech #2
  • Catherine Dao

    as Life Support
  • Kristoffer Ryan Winters

    as Dynamics #2
  • Valorie Armstrong

    as Senator
  • Jim Hild

    as Reporter #5
  • William L. Thomas

    as Reporter #6
  • Diego Montoya

    as School Boy
  • Jonathan Adler

    as White House Official
  • Robert Aguilar Jr.

    as NASA Controller #2
  • Mark Bailey

    as Four-Star General
  • Matt Bennett

    as Senate Observer
  • Tony Boldi

    as Robert Hand
  • Christopher Boyer

    as Scientist
  • Mark Byrne

    as Protester
  • Candice T. Cain

    as Supporter
  • Aixa Clemente

    as President's Secretary
  • Derrick Damions

    as Ailing Believer
  • Elaina Erika Davis

    as Philanthropy Bureaucrat
  • Joey Dente

    as Factory Worker
  • Michael Egan

    as IMC Police Officer
  • Jeff Elmore

    as Monk
  • Carl Gilliard

    as Controller
  • William B. Kaplan

    as TV Interviewer
  • Ming Lo

    as Pod Systems Control
  • Sunshine Logroño

    as Puerto Rican Taxi Driver
  • Denise Loveday

    as Press Secretary
  • Neal Matarazzo

    as Kitz's Aide
  • Cassidy McMillan

    as Student Reporter at NASA
  • Molly Mueller

    as Family Exchange
  • Paul L. Nolan

    as Ellie's Attorney
  • Marisa Petroro

    as Oval Office Secretary
  • Errica Poindexter

    as Police Officer
  • J.A. Preston

    as Senator
  • Frank Principe

    as Ailing Believer
  • Leo Rogstad

    as Ailing Believer
  • Russell Sanderlin Sr.

    as Photographer
  • Frank Silva

    as Army Officer
  • John A. Taylor

    as Senate Hearing Attendee
  • Todd Thompson

    as News Reporter
  • Cenk Uygur

    as Reporter
  • Holly Cross Vagley

    as Religious Zealot
  • Eric Alan Wendell

    as Protester
  • Delaney Williams

    as Believer
Sound Alan Silvestri Original Music Composer
Directing Robert Zemeckis Director
Production Robert Zemeckis Producer
Production Steve Starkey Producer
Directing Steve Starkey Second Unit Director
Camera Don Burgess Director of Photography
Editing Arthur Schmidt Editor
Art Doug J. Meerdink Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Joanna Johnston Costume Design
Art Lawrence A. Hubbs Art Direction
Editing Harry Keramidas Additional Editing
Visual Effects Peter Jackson Additional Visual Effects
Production Victoria Burrows Casting
Production Lynda Obst Executive Producer
Lighting Steven C. McGee Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Ed Verreaux Production Design
Writing James V. Hart Screenplay
Writing Michael Goldenberg Screenplay
Sound Steve Boeddeker Sound Effects Editor
Sound Michael Silvers Dialogue Editor
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley
Sound Tony Eckert Foley Mixer
Art Brad Ricker Assistant Art Director
Sound Catherine Harper Foley Artist
Sound William Ross Orchestrator
Visual Effects Tim Alexander Digital Compositors
Writing Carl Sagan Novel
Writing Carl Sagan Story
Production Carl Sagan Co-Producer
Production Joan Bradshaw Executive Producer
Production Joan Bradshaw Unit Production Manager
Crew Bud Davis Stunt Coordinator
Crew Jay Caputo Stunts
Crew Tim Monich Dialect Coach
Directing Bruce Moriarty First Assistant Director
Sound Teresa Eckton Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Keith VanderLaan Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Art Sally Thornton Assistant Art Director
Art Bruce Crone Art Direction
Art Robin L. Miller Property Master
Editing Jeremiah O'Driscoll First Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Deborah La Mia Denaver Makeup Artist
Sound Randy Thom Sound Designer
Sound Randy Thom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Debbie Denise Visual Effects Producer
Crew Martin A. Kline Visual Effects Art Director
Editing Carin-Anne Strohmaier First Assistant Editor
Costume & Make-Up Margaret E. Elliott Makeup Artist
Production Steven J. Boyd Associate Producer
Editing R. Orlando Duenas First Assistant Editor
Production Scot Boland Casting Associate
Sound William B. Kaplan Production Sound Mixer
Sound Earl Sampson Boom Operator
Sound Charleen Richards ADR Mixer
Crew Michelle Vogler Set Production Assistant
Camera Nick Phillips Camera Operator
Production Ines Mongil-Echandi Production Office Coordinator
Crew Charlie Bonilla Special Effects Assistant
Art Steve Burg Concept Artist
Costume & Make-Up Frances Mathias Hairstylist
Crew David Presley Video Assist Operator
Camera Jeff 'Moose' Howery Dolly Grip
Crew Kevin LaRosa Aerial Coordinator
Crew John Wright Jr. Craft Service
Sound Gary Rizzo Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Nick Booth Production Assistant
Writing Ann Druyan Story
Production Ann Druyan Co-Producer
Crew Michael McGovern Visual Effects Editor
Sound Phil Benson Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Cellin Gluck Second Assistant Director
Art Dean Wolcott Set Designer
Sound Mary Works Assistant Dialogue Editor
Art Easton Michael Smith Set Designer
Visual Effects Julia Frey Visual Effects Producer
Art Michael Taylor Set Decoration
Camera Michael Condro First Assistant Camera
Camera François Duhamel Still Photographer
Camera Robert LaBonge Camera Operator
Directing Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor
Visual Effects Stephen Rosenbaum Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Jane E. Russell Unit Publicist
Lighting David Morton Gaffer
Crew Kent Sparling Mix Technician
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Wise Costume Supervisor
Art John B. Josselyn Art Department Assistant
Production Judith Bouley Additional Casting
Costume & Make-Up Hallie D'Amore Makeup Artist
Art Josh Lusby Set Designer
Production Kevin Bowe Assistant Accountant
Art Frank McEldowney Greensman
Visual Effects Allen Hall Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Cheryl Nardi First Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Douglas Murray Sound Effects Editor
Art Kristen Pratt Set Designer
Camera Mark O'Kane Steadicam Operator
Production Peggy Pridemore Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Kenn Smiley Set Costumer
Visual Effects Kenneth Jones Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Kenneth Karman Music Editor
Production Paul Pav Location Manager
Crew Joel Marrow Transportation Coordinator
Visual Effects Ariel Velasco-Shaw Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Steven J. Winslow Camera Technician
Camera Josh Bleibtreu Camera Operator
Sound Ewa Sztompke Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kathryn Blondell Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Carolyn Elias Hairstylist
Crew Heather J. Morrison Visual Effects Editor
Crew David Jones Sequence Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Audrey L. Anzures Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Steve Ellsworth Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Jean-Luc Russier Makeup Artist
Visual Effects Michael L. Fink Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Kosta Saric Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Mimi Medel Visual Effects Production Manager
Camera Gregory Lundsgaard Steadicam Operator
Production Kristin Dehnert Assistant Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Roxanna Floyd Makeup Artist
Art Beth Bernstein Art Department Coordinator
Art Michael Diersing Construction Coordinator
Art Scott E. Handt Construction Foreman
Art Jerrold F. Brooks Construction Foreman
Crew Marzette Bonar Special Effects
Art Hap Weaver Greensman
Art David Manhan Leadman
Art Evelyn Barbier Set Designer
Art Mariko Braswell Set Designer
Art James F. Claytor Sr. Set Designer
Sound Marian Wilde Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dennis S. Sands Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Barbara McBane Dialogue Editor
Sound Sue Fox Supervising ADR Editor
Crew Eric Cook Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Matt Aitken CG Supervisor
Visual Effects C. Marie Davis Visual Effects Producer
Crew Kee-Suk 'Ken' Hahn Sequence Supervisor
Visual Effects Mark S. Miller Visual Effects Producer
Crew Jay Redd Sequence Supervisor
Crew Sam Richards Sequence Supervisor
Crew Laurence Treweek Sequence Supervisor
Visual Effects Lauren Alexandra Ritchie Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Joe Matza Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Michael Douglas Middleton Still Photographer
Crew Michael Noles Video Assist Operator
Lighting Rand R. Vargas Rigging Grip
Costume & Make-Up Betty Brikowski Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Bercsi Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Taryn Weaver Set Costumer
Production Luz Eneida Nuñez Location Manager
Production Allen E. Taylor Production Accountant
Crew Allen E. Taylor Production Controller
Art George Denes Suhayda Conceptual Design
Editing John Nicolard Digital Color Timer
Crew Craig A. Mumma Digital Effects Producer
Visual Effects Kelly Granite Visual Effects Compositor
Sound Lindakay Brown ADR Editor
Visual Effects Charlie Clavadetscher Matchmove Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Hope Slepak Costumer
Production Rick Porras Associate Producer
Crew Jeff Johnson Set Medic
Crew Roland Blancaflor Special Effects Technician
Lighting William Cueto Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Crew Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz Temp Sound Editor
Art Carl Catanese Set Buyer
Costume & Make-Up Jessica Fasman Assistant Costume Designer
Crew Randy Cantor Transportation Captain
Sound Kent Brown Assistant Sound Editor
Crew Edward J. Ertel Projection
Sound Randolph Saucedo Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Robin Richesson Costume Illustrator
Visual Effects Theresa Corrao Visual Effects Coordinator
Art Christopher Casey Swing
Crew Wayne Eaton Propmaker
Production Nannette Rosa Collazo Unit Manager
Production Nikki Dalmau Casting Coordinator
Art Kathleen Beall Location Scout
Editing Bob Putynkowski Color Timer
Camera Steve Smith Key Grip
Camera Clyde Miller Assistant Camera
Art Robert E. Denne Standby Painter
Crew Rob Engle Software Engineer
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Crew Dan Brizendine Driver
Art Darryl Henley Storyboard Artist
Directing Darin Rivetti Second Second Assistant Director
Editing Jana Lynn Gold Assistant Editor
Art Nina Saxon Title Designer
Visual Effects Timothy Wilcox 3D Artist
Crew Michael Egan Stand In
Camera James Conroy Grip
Costume & Make-Up Sara Gardner-Gail Set Dressing Artist
Crew Thomas C. Mentzer Carpenter
Crew Victor Jimenez Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Bill Feightner Technical Supervisor
Crew David Diaz Transportation Co-Captain
Lighting Dave Mikutsky Electrician
Production Darcy Fray Production Coordinator
Production Dawn Guinta Production Supervisor
Visual Effects Mark Marcum 24 Frame Playback
Visual Effects Jeff Deyoe Mechanical Designer
Costume & Make-Up Gerardo Rosette Tailor
Costume & Make-Up Nigel Boyd Key Costumer
Art Doreen Austria Graphic Designer
Camera Frank Parrish Second Assistant Camera
Camera Renton-Paul Medcalf Best Boy Grip
Production Robert Cable Second Assistant Accountant
Production Primrose Fukuchi Location Assistant
Art Clifton T. Cooper Assistant Property Master
Art Richard Kriegler Conceptual Illustrator
Crew J.W. Kompare Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Bart Giovanetti Compositing Supervisor
Production Carley A. Berkman Production Secretary
Visual Effects Maura Alvarez Rotoscoping Artist
Production Judd Nissen Travel Coordinator