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.
In order to make contact, intelligent life would likely choose such a "standard" cosmic frequency as hydrogen and multiply it by a transcendental number such as pi. Not only would this frequency be a common place to look for radio signals, it would ... ...
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
When the first test of the machine commences at Cape Canaveral, it is late afternoon, as indicated by the sunlight shining on the western side of the machine. However when the P.O.V. shifts to the spectators along the Banana River causeway, the sun in shining on the southeastern side of the machine, indicating mid-morning.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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