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.
Ellie is based partly on real radio astronomy pioneers and extra-terrestrial intelligence researchers.There's also some Carl Sagan in her. He wanted a female hero to inspire girls to pursue science.
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
When Ellie runs downstairs to check on her father, the spilled bowl of popcorn is on her left, and she turns left. But when she runs back up the staircase, the scene is laterally reversed, with the spilled popcorn on the right side of the staircase. Also, on the way down the stairs, her hair was parted slightly left of center, but when she reaches the upstairs, her hair is now parted right of center.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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