Contact
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-504122
Running time: 2:30 (150 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 16, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#443)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
The exciting adventure of the day we make contact with life beyond earth comes to the screen with a profound sense of wonder and a dazzling visual sweep that extends to the outer reaches of space and the imagination. Jodie Foster is astronomer Ellie Arroway, a woman of science. Matthew McConaughey is religious scholar Palmer Joss, a man of faith. They're opposite ends of a spectrum — and sudden players on the world stage as the countdown to humanity's greatest journey begins. Powerfully, thrillingly and emotionally, Contact connects.
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Genres
Drama
Science-Fiction
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • South Side Amusement Company
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Robert Zemeckis....Director
Writing
James V. Hart....Screenwriter
Michael Goldenberg....Screenwriter
Carl Sagan....Original Material By
Carl Sagan....Original Material By
Ann Druyan....Original Material By
Production
Robert Zemeckis....Producer
Steve Starkey....Producer
Joan Bradshaw....Executive Producer
Lynda Obst....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Don Burgess....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Arthur Schmidt....Film Editor
Music
Alan Silvestri....Composer
Sound
Randy Thom....Sound Designer
William B. Kaplan....Production Sound Mixer
Phil Benson....Supervising Sound Editor
Randy Thom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis Sands....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Ed Verreaux....Production Designer
Joanna Johnston....Costume Designer
Ken Ralston....Visual Effects
Lawrence A. Hubbs....Art Director
Bruce Crone....Art Director
Pamela Wise....Costume Designer
Hallie D'Amore....Make-up Artist
Jean Luc Russier....Make-up Artist
Steve Artmont....Make-up Artist
Margaret E. Elliot....Make-up Artist
Roxanna Floyd....Make-up Artist
Deborah La Mia Denaver....Make-up Artist
Allen Hall....Visual Effects
Jim Roberts....Visual Effects
Ted Bukowski....Visual Effects
Steve Foster....Visual Effects
Richard Jacobs....Visual Effects
Matt Hall....Visual Effects
Ken MacInnes....Visual Effects
Charles Wolff....Visual Effects
Edwin J. Escobar....Visual Effects
Roberto Espinoza....Visual Effects
Steven Hall....Visual Effects
Arlen J. Johnson....Visual Effects
Lou Cooper....Visual Effects
Joe Karas....Visual Effects
Edward Gettis....Visual Effects
Curtis Decker....Visual Effects
Carlos Rodriguez....Visual Effects
Washington, D.C. Crew
Betty Brikowski....Costume Designer
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Stephen Rosenbaum....Visual Effects
Industrial Light & Magic
Jim Mitchell....Visual Effects
Warner Digital
Michael Fink....Visual Effects
Ariel Velasco Shaw....Visual Effects
Victor Jimenez....Visual Effects
CIS Hollywood
Dr. Ken Jones....Visual Effects
Cast
Jena Malone....Young Ellie
David Morse....Ted Arroway
Jodie Foster....Ellie Arroway
Geoffrey Blake....Fisher
William Fichtner....Kent
SaMi Chester....Vernon
Timothy McNeil....Davio
Laura Elena Surillo....Cantina Woman
Matthew McConaughey....Palmer Joss
Tom Skerritt....David Drumlin
Henry Strozier....Minister
Michael Chaban....Hadden Suit
Maximilian Martini....Willie
Larry King....Himself
Thomas Garner....Ian Broderick
Conroy Chino....KOB-TV Reporter
Dan Gifford....Jeremy Roth
James Woods....Michael Kitz
Vance Valencia....Senator Valencia
Angela Bassett....Rachel Constantine
Donna J. Kelley....Herself
Leon Harris....Himself
Claire Shipman....Herself
Behrooz Afrakhan....Middle Eastern Anchor
Saemi Nakamura....Japanese Anchor
Maria Celeste Arraras....Latina Anchor
Tabitha Soren....Herself
Geraldo Rivera....Himself
Ian Whitcomb....British Anchor
Jay Leno....Himself
Natalie Allen....Herself
Robert D. Novak....Himself
Geraldine A. Ferraro....Herself
Ann Druyan....Herself
Rob Lowe....Richard Rank
Jake Busey....Joseph
Kathleen Kennedy....Herself
Michael Albala....Decryption Hacker
Ned Netterville....Decryption Expert
Leo Lee....Major Domo
John Hurt....S.R. Hadden
William Jordan....Chairman of Joint Chiefs
David St. James....Joint Chief
Jill Dougherty....Herself
Haynes Brooke....Drumlin Aid
John Holliman....Himself
Bobbie Battista....Herself
Dee Dee Myers....Herself
Bryant Gumbel....Himself
Linden Soles....Himself
Steven Ford....Major Russell
Alex Zemeckis....Major Russell's Son
Janie Peterson....Major Russell's Daughter
Philippe Bergeron....French Committee Member
Jennifer Balgobin....Dr. Patel
Anthony Fife Hamilton....British Committee Member
Rebecca T. Beucler....NASA Public Relations
Marc Macaulay....NASA Technician
Pamela Wilsey....Voice of NASA (voice)
Tucker Smallwood....Mission Director
Jeff Johnson....Mechanical
Yuji Okumoto....Electrical
Gerry Griffin....Dynamics
Brian Alston....Communications
Rob Elk....Pad Leader
Mark Thomason....Security
Josť Rey....Controller #8
Todd Patrick Breaugh....New VLA Technician
Alex Veadov....Russian Cosmonaut
Alice Kushida....Scientist
Robin Gammell....Project Official
Richardson Morse....Mission Doctor
Seiji Okamura....Japanese Ensign
Bernard Shaw....Himself
Mak Takano....Japanese Tech #1
Tom Tanaka....Japanese Tech #2
Catherine Dao....Life Support
Kristoffer Ryan Winters....Dynamics #2
Valorie Armstrong....Woman Senator
Jim Hild....Reporter #5
Bill Thomas....Reporter #6
Diego Montoya....School Boy