Robert Zemeckis directed this movie in 1997
Director Robert Zemeckis
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Director Robert Zemeckis
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Plot – Ellie has been loving science since she was little, so after her graduation she specializes in the research of extraterrestrial messages, becoming the best scientist in the field. One day, from the faraway star Vega a radio message arrives and Ellie intercepts it. It turns out that the message is the project of a starship able to host a passenger to travel through space and galaxies. Ellie believes she has to go herself, so she turns to Palmer, a theologian and the President’s advisor.
All actors – Jena Malone, David Morse, Jodie Foster, Geoffrey Blake, William Fichtner, Sami Chester, Timothy McNeil, Laura Elena Surillo, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, Henry Strozier, Michael Chaban, Max Martini, Larry King, Thomas Garner, Conroy Chino, Dan Gifford, James Woods, Vance Valencia, Angela Bassett, Donna Kelley, Leon Harris, Claire Shipman, Behrooz Afrakhan, Saemi Nakamura, Maria Celeste Arraras, Tabitha Soren, Geraldo Rivera, Ian Whitcomb, Jay Leno, Natalie Allen, Robert D. Novak, Geraldine A. Ferraro, Ann Druyan, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Albala, Ned Netterville, Leo Lee, John Hurt, William Jordan, David St. James, Jill Dougherty, Haynes Brooke, John Holliman, Bobbie Battista, Dee Dee Myers, Bryant Gumbel, Linden Soles, Steven Ford, Alexander Zemeckis, Janie Peterson, Philippe Bergeron, Jennifer Balgobin, Anthony Hamilton, Rebecca T. Beucler, Marc Macaulay, Pamela Wilsey, Tucker Smallwood, Jeffery Thomas Johnson, Yuji Okumoto, Gerry Griffin, Brian Alston, Rob Elk, Mark Thomason, José Rey, Todd Patrick Breaugh, Alex Veadov, Alice Kushida, Robin Gammell, Richardson Morse, Seiji Okamura, Bernard Shaw, Mak Takano, Hiroshi Tom Tanaka, Catherine Dao, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Valorie Armstrong, Jim Hild, William L. Thomas, Diego Montoya, , Jonathan Adler, Robert Aguilar Jr., Neil Armstrong, Mark Bailey, Matt Bennett, Tony Boldi, Christopher Boyer, Candice T. Cain, Aixa Clemente, Bill Clinton, Derrick Damions, Elaina Erika Davis, Joey Dente, Michael Egan, Jeff Elmore, Pamela Fischer, Carl Gilliard, Adolf Hitler, William B. Kaplan, Martin Luther King, Ming Lo, Sunshine Logroño, Denise Loveday, Douglas MacArthur, Neal Matarazzo, Joseph McCarthy, Cassidy McMillan, Molly Mueller, Richard Nixon, Paul L. Nolan, Marisa Petroro, Errica Poindexter, J.A. Preston, Frank Principe, Thomas Reid, Leo Rogstad, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Russell Sanderlin Sr., Frank Silva, John A. Taylor, Todd Thompson, Cenk Uygur, Richard Allen Waite, Eric Alan Wendell, Delaney Williams, Gregory L. Williams, Walter Winchellshow all
“Contact” Quotes 29 quotes
“- David Drumlin: I wish the world was a place where fair was the bottom line, where the kind of idealism you showed at the hearing was rewarded, not taken advantage of. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world.
- Ellie Arroway: Funny, I've always believed that the world is what we make of it.”
“- Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there's people on other planets?
- Ted Arroway: I don't know, Sparks. But I guess I'd say if it is just us... seems like an awful waste of space.”
“I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever... A vision of the universe that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater then ourselves, that we are not... that none of us are alone!”
“Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology? We shop at home, we surf the Web... at the same time, we feel emptier, lonelier and more cut off from each other than at any other time in human history.”
“- Palmer Joss: What are you studying up there?
- Ellie Arroway: Oh, the usual. Nebulae, quasars, pulsars, stuff like that. What are you writing?
- Palmer Joss: The usual. Nouns, adverbs, adjective here and there.”
“What's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious God created the Universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that He simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created Him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?”
“My coalition's phone lines have been flooded with calls from concerned families, wondering if this message signifies the end of the world or the advent of the rapture. We feel that U.S. policy in this matter wants to be extremely conservative - if there's any chance of danger or threat to our way of life perhaps the message and its contents...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- David Drumlin: One... there is intelligent life out there, but you'll never contact it in your lifetime, and two... two! There's nothing out there but noble gases and carbon compounds, and you're wasting your time. In the meantime, you won't be published, you won't be taken seriously and your career will be over before it's begun!
- Ellie...” (continue)(continue reading)
“It's like you're saying that science killed God. What if science simply revealed that He never existed in the first place?”
“There are four hundred billion stars out there, just in our galaxy alone. If only one out of a million of those had planets, and just of out of a million of those had life, and just one out of a million of those had intelligent life; there would be literally millions of civilizations out there.”
“- Palmer Joss: Your dad. Did you love him?
- Ellie Arroway: Yes, very much.
- Palmer Joss: Prove it.”
“- Michael Kitz: You admit that you very well may have hallucinated this whole thing.
- Ellie Arroway: Yes.
- Michael Kitz: You admit that if you were in our position, you would respond with exactly the same degree of incredulity and skepticism!
- Ellie Arroway: Yes!
- Michael Kitz: Then why don't you simply withdraw your testimony, and concede...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Those are primes! 2,3,5,7, those are all prime numbers and there's no way that's a natural phenomenon!”
“Mathematics is the only true universal language.”
“The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us... seems like an awful waste of space. Right?”
You wanna hear something really nutty? I heard of a couple guys who wanna build something called an "airplane", you know, you get people to go in, and fly around like birds, it's ridiculous, right? And what about breaking the sound barrier, or rockets to the moon, or atomic energy, or a mission to Mars? Science fiction, right?
“I'm not against technology, doctor. I'm against the men who deify it at the expense of human truth.”