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A radio astronomer 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 must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Credits

Contact Cast

Name Character
Matthew McConaughey He was 27, now 52 years old as Palmer Joss
John Hurt He was 57, 77 years old when he died as S. R. Hadden
Tom Skerritt He was 63, now 88 years old as David Drumlin
Jodie Foster She was 34, now 59 years old as Eleanor Arroway
David Morse He was 43, now 68 years old as Ted Arroway
Jena Malone She was 12, now 37 years old as Young Ellie
William Fichtner He was 40, now 65 years old as Kent Clark
Jay Leno He was 47, now 72 years old as Himself
James Woods He was 50, now 75 years old as Michael Kitz
Angela Bassett She was 38, now 63 years old as Rachel Constantine
Max Martini He was 27, now 52 years old as Willie
Geoffrey Blake He was 34, now 59 years old as Fisher
Saemi Nakamura She was 2, now 22 years old as Japanese Anchor
Larry King He was 63, now 88 years old as Himself
Jake Busey He was 26, now 51 years old as Joseph
Kristoffer Ryan Winters He was 23, now 48 years old as Dynamics #2
Alex Veadov He was 35, now 60 years old as Russian Cosmonaut
Steven Ford He was 41, now 66 years old as Major Russell
Rob Lowe He was 33, now 58 years old as Richard Rank
Yuji Okumoto He was 38, now 63 years old as Electrical
Philippe Bergeron He was 37, now 63 years old as French Committee Member
Tucker Smallwood He was 53, now 78 years old as Mission Director
Marisa Petroro She was 25, now 50 years old as Oval Office Secretary
Delaney Williams He was 34, now 59 years old as Believer
Catherine Dao as Life Support
Robin Gammell He was 60, now 85 years old as Project Official
David St. James He was 49, now 74 years old as Joint Chief
Gerry Griffin as Dynamics
Marc Macaulay He was 39, now 64 years old as NASA Technician
Jennifer Balgobin as Dr. Patel
Carl Gilliard He was 39, now 64 years old as Controller
Christopher Boyer He was 37, now 62 years old as Scientist
Timothy McNeil He was 39, now 64 years old as Davio
Henry Strozier as Minister
William B. Kaplan He was 2, now 22 years old as TV Interviewer
William Jordan He was 59, now 84 years old as Chairman of Joint Chiefs
Leo Lee He was 8, 20 years old when he died as Major Domo
Valorie Armstrong She was 55, now 80 years old as Senator
Ian Whitcomb He was 56, now 81 years old as British Anchor
Leo Rogstad as Ailing Believer
Rob Elk as Pad Leader
Haynes Brooke as Drumlin Aide
Thomas Garner was 158, 67 years old when died as Ian Broderick
Michael Albala as Decryption Hacker
Denise Loveday as Press Secretary
Ming Lo as Pod Systems Control
Mak Takano as Japanese Tech #1
María Celeste Arrarás She was 36, now 61 years old as Latina Anchor
Neal Matarazzo He was 35, now 60 years old as Kitz's Aide
Alexander Zemeckis He was 11, now 36 years old as Major Russell's Son

Contact Crew

Name Department
Arthur Schmidt as Editor. He was 60 (now 85) years old Editing
Doug J. Meerdink as Assistant Art Director. Art
Lawrence A. Hubbs as Art Direction. Art
Harry Keramidas as Additional Editing. He was 57 (now 82) years old Editing
Steven C. McGee as Chief Lighting Technician. Lighting
Tom Johnson as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Ed Verreaux as Production Design. Art
Steve Boeddeker as Sound Effects Editor. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Michael Silvers as Dialogue Editor. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Dennie Thorpe as Foley. Sound
Tony Eckert as Foley Mixer. Sound
Brad Ricker as Assistant Art Director. Art
Catherine Harper as Foley Artist. Sound
Michael Goldenberg as Screenplay. He was 32 (now 57) years old Writing
William Ross as Orchestrator. He was 48 (now 74) years old Sound
Bruce Crone as Art Direction. Art
Bruce Moriarty as First Assistant Director. Directing
Teresa Eckton as Sound Effects Editor. She was 47 (now 72) years old Sound
Sally Thornton as Assistant Art Director. She was 198 (86) years old when She died Art
Robin L. Miller as Property Master. Art
Jeremiah O'Driscoll as First Assistant Editor. Editing
Deborah La Mia Denaver as Makeup Artist. She was 2 (now 22) years old Costume & Make-Up
Margaret E. Elliott as Makeup Artist. Costume & Make-Up
Keith VanderLaan as Prosthetic Makeup Artist. He was 2 (now 22) years old Costume & Make-Up
Debbie Denise as Visual Effects Producer. Visual Effects
Martin A. Kline as Visual Effects Art Director. Crew
Carin-Anne Strohmaier as First Assistant Editor. Editing
Steven J. Boyd as Associate Producer. Production
R. Orlando Duenas as First Assistant Editor. He was 37 (now 62) years old Editing
Scot Boland as Casting Associate. Production
Earl Sampson as Boom Operator. Sound
Michelle Vogler as Set Production Assistant. Crew
Ines Mongil-Echandi as Production Office Coordinator. Production
Charlie Bonilla as Special Effects Assistant. Crew
Frances Mathias as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
David Presley as Video Assist Operator. He was 27 (now 52) years old Crew
Robert Zemeckis as Director. He was 45 (now 70) years old Directing
Robert Zemeckis as Producer. He was 45 (now 70) years old Production
Steve Starkey as Second Unit Director. He was 2 (now 22) years old Directing
Steve Starkey as Producer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Production
Peter Jackson as Additional Visual Effects. He was 35 (45) years old when He died Visual Effects
Lynda Obst as Executive Producer. She was 47 (now 72) years old Production
John Wright, Jr. as Craft Service. Crew
Carl Sagan as Co-Producer. He was 62 (62) years old when He died Production
Carl Sagan as Novel. He was 62 (62) years old when He died Writing
Carl Sagan as Story. He was 62 (62) years old when He died Writing
James V. Hart as Screenplay. He was 37 (now 62) years old Writing
Tim Alexander as Digital Compositors. He was 32 (now 57) years old Visual Effects
Joan Bradshaw as Executive Producer. She was 61 (now 86) years old Production
Joan Bradshaw as Unit Production Manager. She was 61 (now 86) years old Production
William B. Kaplan as Production Sound Mixer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Tim Monich as Dialect Coach. Crew
Jay Caputo as Stunts. Crew
Gary Rizzo as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 25 (now 50) years old Sound
Steve Burg as Concept Artist. Art
Nick Booth as Production Assistant. Production
Randy Thom as Sound Designer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Randy Thom as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 2 (now 22) years old Sound
Jeff 'Moose' Howery as Dolly Grip. Camera
Kevin LaRosa as Aerial Coordinator. Crew
Charleen Richards as ADR Mixer. Sound
Ann Druyan as Co-Producer. She was 48 (now 73) years old Production
Ann Druyan as Story. She was 48 (now 73) years old Writing
Michael McGovern as Visual Effects Editor. He was 12 (now 38) years old Crew
Phil Benson as Supervising Sound Editor. Sound
Cellin Gluck as Second Assistant Director. He was 39 (now 64) years old Directing
Dean Wolcott as Set Designer. Art
Mary Works as Assistant Dialogue Editor. Sound
Easton Michael Smith as Set Designer. Art
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Contact (25 years)

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

  • Release day: Friday, July 11, 1997
  • Runtime: 150 minutes
  • Budget: 90000000.00
  • Revenue: 171120329.00