Two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster ("Panic Room," "Anna and the King") and Matthew McConaughey ("The Wedding Planner," "A Time to Kill") star in this gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she vies to fulfill her dream of becoming the first human being to make contact with alien beings. Co-starring Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods ("Any Given Sunday," "True Crime"), Oscar-nominee John Hurt ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"), Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt (TV's "Picket Fences," "Path to War"), Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett ("How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Strange Days") and Rob Lowe (TV's "The West Wing," "Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me"). Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away," "What Lies Beneath"). Based on the novel by renowned author/physicist Carl Sagan.
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Ratings and Reviews
Thoughtful adaptation of Sagan novel; violence, peril.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- © 1997 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
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