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

Genres: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
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.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1997-07-11
Run time: 150 minute / 2:30
Budget: $90,000,000
Revenue: $171,120,329
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg.
Production Companies : South Side Amusement Company, Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America


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
Pamela Fischer
as Pedestrian
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
Robert Zemeckis Director

Carl Sagan Novel
James V. Hart Screenplay
Michael Goldenberg Screenplay

Alan Silvestri Original Music Composer

Don Burgess Director of Photography

Arthur Schmidt Editor

Steve Starkey Producer
Robert Zemeckis Producer
Victoria Burrows Casting

Costume & Make-Up
Joanna Johnston Costume Design

Marzette Bonar Special Effects

Ed Verreaux Production Design
Bruce Crone Art Direction
Lawrence A. Hubbs Art Direction
Michael Taylor Set Decoration

Costume & Make-Up
Frances Mathias Hairstylist
Audrey L. Anzures Hairstylist
Carolyn Elias Hairstylist
Hallie D'Amore Makeup Artist
Deborah La Mia Denaver Makeup Artist
Roxanna Floyd Makeup Artist
Margaret E. Elliott Makeup Artist
Jean-Luc Russier Makeup Artist

Beth Bernstein Art Department Coordinator
Doug J. Meerdink Assistant Art Director
Sally Thornton Assistant Art Director
Brad Ricker Assistant Art Director
Michael Diersing Construction Coordinator
Scott E. Handt Construction Foreman
Jerrold F. Brooks Construction Foreman
Frank McEldowney Greensman
Hap Weaver Greensman
David Manhan Leadman
Evelyn Barbier Set Designer
Mariko Braswell Set Designer
James F. Claytor Sr. Set Designer
Josh Lusby Set Designer
Kristen Pratt Set Designer
Easton Michael Smith Set Designer
Dean Wolcott Set Designer

Phil Benson Supervising Sound Editor
Steve Boeddeker Sound Effects Editor
Teresa Eckton Sound Effects Editor
Douglas Murray Sound Effects Editor
Marian Wilde Sound Effects Editor
Randy Thom Sound Designer
Tom Johnson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Rizzo Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Dennis S. Sands Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Randy Thom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Catherine Harper Foley
Dennie Thorpe Foley

Eric Cook Special Effects Coordinator
Matt Aitken CG Supervisor

Visual Effects
C. Marie Davis Visual Effects Producer
Debbie Denise Visual Effects Producer
Julia Frey Visual Effects Producer

Kee-Suk 'Ken' Hahn Sequence Supervisor
David Jones Sequence Supervisor

Visual Effects
Mark S. Miller Visual Effects Producer

Jay Redd Sequence Supervisor
Sam Richards Sequence Supervisor

Visual Effects
Ariel Velasco-Shaw Visual Effects Supervisor

Laurence Treweek Sequence Supervisor
Kosta Saric Visual Effects Editor

Visual Effects
Stephen Rosenbaum Visual Effects Supervisor
Lauren Alexandra Ritchie Visual Effects Supervisor

Heather J. Morrison Visual Effects Editor
Michael McGovern Visual Effects Editor

Visual Effects
Joe Matza Visual Effects Supervisor
Kenneth Jones Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael L. Fink Visual Effects Supervisor

Bud Davis Stunt Coordinator

Josh Bleibtreu Camera Operator
Robert LaBonge Camera Operator
Nick Phillips Camera Operator
Mark O'Kane Steadicam Operator
Gregory Lundsgaard Steadicam Operator
François Duhamel Still Photographer
Michael Douglas Middleton Still Photographer

Michael Noles Video Assist Operator
David Presley Video Assist Operator

Steven J. Winslow Camera Technician

Steven C. McGee Lighting Technician
Rand R. Vargas Rigging Grip

Costume & Make-Up
Betty Brikowski Costume Supervisor
Pamela Wise Costume Supervisor
Patricia Bercsi Set Costumer
Steve Ellsworth Set Costumer
Kenn Smiley Set Costumer
Taryn Weaver Set Costumer

R. Orlando Duenas First Assistant Editor
Jeremiah O'Driscoll First Assistant Editor
Carin-Anne Strohmaier First Assistant Editor

Kenneth Karman Music Editor

Joel Marrow Transportation Coordinator

Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor

Luz Eneida Nuñez Location Manager
Paul Pav Location Manager
Peggy Pridemore Location Manager

Jane E. Russell Unit Publicist

Allen E. Taylor Production Accountant

Tim Monich Dialect Coach

Steven J. Boyd Associate Producer
Joan Bradshaw Executive Producer
Lynda Obst Executive Producer
Rick Porras Associate Producer
Carl Sagan Co-Producer

Costume & Make-Up
Kathryn Blondell Key Hair Stylist

Visual Effects
Allen Hall Special Effects Supervisor

Carl Sagan Story

John B. Josselyn Art Department Assistant
George Denes Suhayda Conceptual Design
Kathleen Beall Location Scout
Robert E. Denne Standby Painter

Michael Condro First Assistant Camera
Steve Smith Key Grip
James Conroy Grip

Kevin LaRosa Aerial Coordinator

Costume & Make-Up
Jessica Fasman Assistant Costume Designer
Keith VanderLaan Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Sara Gardner-Gail Set Dressing Artist

Thomas C. Mentzer Carpenter
John Wright Jr. Craft Service
Victor Jimenez Digital Effects Supervisor
Dan Brizendine Driver
Kent Sparling Mix Technician
Allen E. Taylor Production Controller

Ines Mongil-Echandi Production Office Coordinator

Edward J. Ertel Projection
Wayne Eaton Propmaker
Jeff Johnson Set Medic
Michelle Vogler Set Production Assistant
Rob Engle Software Engineer

Randolph Saucedo Sound Recordist

Michael Egan Stand In
Jay Caputo Stunts
Bill Feightner Technical Supervisor
Randy Cantor Transportation Captain
David Diaz Transportation Co-Captain

Joan Bradshaw Unit Production Manager

Bob Putynkowski Color Timer

Dave Mikutsky Electrician
David Morton Gaffer

Scot Boland Casting Associate
Darcy Fray Production Coordinator
Dawn Guinta Production Supervisor

Earl Sampson Boom Operator
Kent Brown Assistant Sound Editor
William Ross Orchestrator
William B. Kaplan Production Sound Mixer

Visual Effects
Mark Marcum 24 Frame Playback
Timothy Wilcox 3D Artist
Tim Alexander Digital Compositors
Theresa Corrao Visual Effects Coordinator

Martin A. Kline Visual Effects Art Director

Harry Keramidas Additional Editing

Visual Effects
Jeff Deyoe Mechanical Designer

Nannette Rosa Collazo Unit Manager

Ann Druyan Story

Ann Druyan Co-Producer

Barbara McBane Dialogue Editor

Robin L. Miller Property Master

Steve Starkey Second Unit Director
Bruce Moriarty First Assistant Director

Ewa Sztompke Dialogue Editor
Michael Silvers Dialogue Editor
Sue Fox Supervising ADR Editor
Lindakay Brown ADR Editor

Darryl Henley Storyboard Artist

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