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Contact (1997)

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Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster stars in this visionary drama based on Carl Sagan's novel about human kind's first encounter with extraterrestial life, directed by another Oscar winner, Robert Zemeckis.
Genres Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director Robert Zemeckis
Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt View More
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Movie Summary

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster stars in this visionary drama based on Carl Sagan's novel about human kind's first encounter with extraterrestial life, directed by another Oscar winner, Robert Zemeckis.
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Movie Details

Genres Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director Robert Zemeckis
Starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, David Morse, Angela Bassett, Geoffrey Blake
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 1997
VUDU Release Date 10/09/2008
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 149 minutes
Language English
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