PG | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
When David Drumlin (Tom Skerritt) meets Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) for the first time at Arecibo Observatory, he kids her, by asking her if she had a call phone from E.T. It's a nod to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), directed by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg was Zemeckis' mentor in the ... ...
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
When Ellie calls in to Fish and Willie to alert them about the signal, the part of the room where they are sitting is dim, with no overhead lights on. Two seconds later (after we see Fish spring from his chair to use a PC in another part of the room), the overhead lights above Willie are suddenly on.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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