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.
The character of Dr. Arroway was modelled after two of the pioneering radio astronomers of the 1930s and 1940s, Grote Reber and John Kraus. Both men were ham radio operators at an early age. Another model for the character's work was real-life ... ...
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
A camera is visible in Ellie's glasses when she is talking for the first time with Palmer at Arecibo.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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