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Contact (11-Jul-1997)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Ann Druyan; Michael Goldenberg; James V. Hart; Carl Sagan

From novel: Contact by Carl Sagan

Music by: Alan Silvestri

Producers: Robert Zemeckis; Steve Starkey

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion, Mathematics

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Angela Bassett
Actor
16-Aug-1958   Got her groove back
Bobbie Battista
Journalist
c. 1952   CNN, Atamira Communications
Jake Busey
Actor
15-Jun-1971   Identity
Ann Druyan
Author
13-Jun-1949   Co-wrote Cosmos with husband Carl Sagan
Geraldine Ferraro
Politician
26-Aug-1935 26-Mar-2011 Walter Mondale's VP candidate in 1984
William Fichtner
Actor
27-Nov-1956   Agent Mahone on Prison Break
Steven Ford
Relative
19-May-1956   Son of Gerald Ford
Jodie Foster
Actor
19-Nov-1962   The Silence of the Lambs
Bryant Gumbel
Talk Show Host
29-Sep-1948   The Today Show
John Hurt
Actor
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Larry King
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1933   Larry King Live
Jay Leno
Talk Show Host
28-Apr-1950   The Tonight Show
Rob Lowe
Actor
17-Mar-1964   Brat-packer, Sam on The West Wing
Jena Malone
Actor
21-Nov-1984   Saved!
Max Martini
Actor
11-Dec-1969   Mack Gerhardt on The Unit
Matthew McConaughey
Actor
4-Nov-1969   Contact
David Morse
Actor
11-Oct-1953   Mike Olshansky on Hack
Dee Dee Myers
Government
1-Sep-1961   Bill Clinton's press secretary
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Geraldo Rivera
Journalist
4-Jul-1943   Fox News commentator
Bernard Shaw
Journalist
22-May-1940   Prime time CNN news anchor
Claire Shipman
Journalist
1962   Good Morning America
Tom Skerritt
Actor
25-Aug-1933   Viper in Top Gun
Tucker Smallwood
Actor
22-Feb-1944   Space: Above and Beyond
Tabitha Soren
Journalist
19-Aug-1967   MTV News
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday

CAST

Jodie Foster   ...   Ellie Arroway
Matthew McConaughey   ...   Palmer Joss
James Woods   ...   Michael Kitz
John Hurt   ...   S. R. Hadden
Tom Skerritt   ...   David Drumlin
William Fichtner   ...   Kent
David Morse   ...   Ted Arroway
and
Angela Bassett   ...   Rachel Constantine
Geoffrey Blake   ...   Fisher
Max Martini   ...   Willie
Rob Lowe   ...   Richard Rank
Jake Busey   ...   Joseph
Jena Malone   ...   Young Ellie
Tucker Smallwood   ...   Mission Director
SaMi Chester   ...   Vernon
Timothy McNeil   ...   Davio
Laura Elena Surillo   ...   Cantina Woman
Henry Strozier   ...   Minister
Michael Chaban   ...   Hadden Suit
Larry King   ...   Himself
Thomas Garner   ...   Ian Broderick
Conroy Chino   ...   KOB-TV Reporter
Dan Gifford   ...   Jeremy Roth
Vance Valencia   ...   Sen. Valencia
Donna J. Kelley   ...   Herself
Leon Harris   ...   Himself
Claire Shipman   ...   Herself
Behrooz Afrakhan   ...   Middle Eastern Anchor
Saemi Nakamura   ...   Japanese Anchor
Maria Celeste Arraras   ...   Latina Anchor
Tabitha Soren   ...   Herself
Geraldo Rivera   ...   Himself
Ian Whitcomb   ...   British Anchor
Jay Leno   ...   Himself
Natalie Allen   ...   Herself
Robert Novak   ...   Himself
Geraldine Ferraro   ...   Herself
Ann Druyan   ...   Herself
Kathleen Kennedy   ...   Herself
Michael Albala   ...   Decryption Hacker
Ned Netterville   ...   Decryption Expert
Leo Lee   ...   Major Domo
William Jordan   ...   Chairman of Joint Chiefs
David St. James   ...   Joint Chief
Jill Dougherty   ...   Herself
Haynes Brooke   ...   Drumlin Aide
John Holliman   ...   Himself
Bobbie Battista   ...   Herself
Dee Dee Myers   ...   Herself
Bryant Gumbel   ...   Himself
Linden Soles   ...   Himself
Steven Ford   ...   Maj. Russell
Alexr Zemeckis   ...   Maj. Russell's Son
Janie Peterson   ...   Maj. Russell's Daughter
Phillip Bergeron   ...   French Committee Member
Jennifer Balgobin   ...   Dr. Patel
Anthony Fife Hamilton   ...   British Committee Member
Rebecca T. Beucler   ...   NASA Public Relations
Marc Macaulay   ...   NASA Technician
Pamela Wilsey   ...   Voice of NASA
Jeff Johnson   ...   Mechanical
Yuji Okumoto   ...   Electrical
Gerry Griffin   ...   Dynamics
Brian Alston   ...   Communications
Rob Elk   ...   Pad Leader
Mark Thomason   ...   Security
Josť Rey   ...   Controller #8
Todd Patrick Breaugh   ...   New VLA Technician
Alex Veadov   ...   Russian Cosmonaut
Alice Kushida   ...   Scientist
Robin Gammell   ...   Project Official
Richardson Morse   ...   Mission Doctor
Seiji Okamura   ...   Japanese Ensign
Bernard Shaw   ...   Himself
Mak Takano   ...   Japanese Tech #1
Tom Tanaka   ...   Japanese Tech #2
Catherine Dao   ...   Life Support
Kristoffer Ryan Winters   ...   Dynamics #2
Valorie Armstrong   ...   Woman Senator
Jim Hild   ...   Reporter #5
Bill Thomas   ...   Reporter #6
Diego Montoya   ...   School Boy

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