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 dish at the beginning of the movie is the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, and is actually used for S.E.T.I. (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research. In 1983, Director Peter Hyams went there scouting for a location to film the opening ... ...
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
When Ellie receives the call from Mir, the Cosmonaut addresses her as "Comrade Arroway", a form of address that became outdated with the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, it is still commonly used out of tradition and habit.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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