Original Theatrical Date: July 11, 1997

Oscar winners Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey 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.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis, this thoughtful and philosophical epic features an all-star support cast including Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods, Oscar-nominee John Hurt, Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt, Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett and Rob Lowe. Based on the novel by renowned author/physicist Carl Sagan.

 

Genre: Suspense/ThrillerSci-Fi/FantasyDrama