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.
All three acts of the film begin with a zoomed out shot of a celestial body, immediately followed by a tight shot of Ellie's eyes. This echoes Carl Sagan's opinion that humans are a way for the universe to experience itself.
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
It is impossible for Dr. Arroway to have graduated from MIT Magna Cum Laude, as MIT gives no such distinctions.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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