🎮 Want to earn crypto while playing games? 50 $LAVA if you get 200 XP PLAY NOW!

Contact quotes

Contact poster
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg, Carl Sagan
Production: Warner Brothers
Year: 1997
MetaScore: 62/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: $100,920,329
Released: 11 Jul 1997
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 31 nominations total

62 Clips & Quotes

You're an interesting species - Contact 00:58 You're an interesting species Seems like an awful waste of space - Contact 00:48 Seems like an awful waste of space Do you think there's people on other planets - Contact 00:18 Do you think there's people on other planets You come to us with no evidence - Contact 04:16 You come to us with no evidence I know you must think this is all very unfair - Contact 01:19 I know you must think this is all very unfair I assume you read the confidential findings report from the investigating committee - Contact 01:19 I assume you read the confidential findings report from the... Mathematics is the only true universal language - Contact 00:23 Mathematics is the only true universal language I wanna show you something - Contact 01:10 I wanna show you something What are you studying up there - Contact 00:30 What are you studying up there Your having sent this announcement all over the world may well constitute a breach of national security - Contact 01:28 Your having sent this announcement all over the world may... Science fiction - Contact 02:11 Science fiction What are we doing here - Contact 01:08 What are we doing here Why did you do it - Contact 00:43 Why did you do it What do you believe - Contact 00:30 What do you believe Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science and technology - Contact 00:56 Is the world fundamentally a better place because of science... And were permitted only one question to ask of them - Contact 00:58 And were permitted only one question to ask of them There are four hundred billion stars out there - Contact 01:13 There are four hundred billion stars out there So it turns out there's life on other planets - Contact 00:35 So it turns out there's life on other planets Nice to smell you again - Contact 00:23 Nice to smell you again I'm not against technology - Contact 00:27 I'm not against technology I didn't vote for you to go - Contact 00:47 I didn't vote for you to go Who are we going to call now - Contact 00:10 Who are we going to call now Did you love your father - Contact 00:17 Did you love your father Some celestial event - Contact 00:21 Some celestial event Those are primes - Contact 00:27 Those are primes Twenty million people died defeating that son of a bitch - Contact 01:16 Twenty million people died defeating that son of a bitch So what's more likely - Contact 00:59 So what's more likely Arroway will be spending her precious telescope time listening for - Contact 00:25 Arroway will be spending her precious telescope time... I have a big problem - Contact 00:23 I have a big problem I work for a project called SETI - Contact 00:31 I work for a project called SETI Is this some test - Contact 01:33 Is this some test I read your book - Contact 01:13 I read your book The powers that be have been very busy lately - Contact 00:53 The powers that be have been very busy lately You're not real - Contact 00:42 You're not real I've been to Sunday school a few times - Contact 00:47 I've been to Sunday school a few times This is Eleanor Arroway - Contact 00:17 This is Eleanor Arroway And you're wasting your time - Contact 01:10 And you're wasting your time I've had my eye on you a long time - Contact 03:13 I've had my eye on you a long time You ever heard of it - Contact 00:46 You ever heard of it This is W9GFO here - Contact 00:16 This is W9GFO here I'm going to need a bigger antenna - Contact 00:06 I'm going to need a bigger antenna Do you believe in God - Contact 00:10 Do you believe in God They all travel here through that transit system that you built - Contact 00:46 They all travel here through that transit system that you... We're not seeing anything abnormal down here - Contact 00:55 We're not seeing anything abnormal down here Still waiting for E - Contact 00:15 Still waiting for E Hydrogen times pi - Contact 00:14 Hydrogen times pi You could call me a man of the cloth - Contact 00:18 You could call me a man of the cloth Levels around the machine - Contact 01:18 Levels around the machine Is anybody out there - Contact 00:12 Is anybody out there Couple of billion to go - Contact 00:12 Couple of billion to go Who we lovingly call  Elmer - Contact 00:51 Who we lovingly call Elmer So I was lying there - Contact 00:43 So I was lying there A couple billion to go - Contact 00:12 A couple billion to go I'll tell you one thing about the universe - Contact 00:28 I'll tell you one thing about the universe You're willing to give your life - Contact 00:52 You're willing to give your life How did you do it - Contact 00:55 How did you do it Celestial event - Contact 00:17 Celestial event In the meantime - Contact 01:07 In the meantime Eleanor Ann Arroway - Contact 03:03 Eleanor Ann Arroway The simplest explanation tends to be the right one - Contact 00:48 The simplest explanation tends to be the right one These are government owned telescopes - Contact 00:55 These are government owned telescopes Explain this to me - Contact 00:46 Explain this to me

Cast

Young Ellie - Jena Malone
Ted Arroway - David Morse
Eleanor Arroway - Jodie Foster
Vernon (as SaMi Chester) - Sami Chester
Cantina Woman - Laura Elena Surillo
Palmer Joss - Matthew McConaughey
David Drumlin - Tom Skerritt
Minister - Henry Strozier
Willie - Max Martini
Larry King - Larry King
Ian Broderick - Thomas Garner
KOB-TV Reporter - Conroy Chino
Jeremy Roth - Dan Gifford
Michael Kitz - James Woods
Senator Valencia - Vance Valencia
Rachel Constantine - Angela Bassett
Donna Kelley (as Donna J. Kelley) - Donna Kelley
Leon Harris - Leon Harris
Claire Shipman - Claire Shipman
Middle Eastern Anchor - Behrooz Afrakhan
Japanese Anchor - Saemi Nakamura
Latina Anchor - Maria Celeste Arraras
Tabitha Soren - Tabitha Soren
Geraldo Rivera - Geraldo Rivera
British Anchor - Ian Whitcomb
Jay Leno - Jay Leno
Natalie Allen - Natalie Allen
Robert D. Novak - Robert D. Novak
Geraldine A. Ferraro - Geraldine A. Ferraro
Ann Druyan - Ann Druyan
Richard Rank - Rob Lowe
Joseph - Jake Busey
Kathleen Kennedy - Kathleen Kennedy
Decryption Hacker - Michael Albala
Decryption Expert - Ned Netterville
Major Domo - Leo Lee
S.R. Hadden - John Hurt
Chairman of Joint Chiefs - William Jordan
Joint Chief - David St. James
Jill Dougherty - Jill Dougherty
Drumlin Aide - Haynes Brooke
John Holliman - John Holliman
Bobbie Battista - Bobbie Battista
Dee Dee Myers - Dee Dee Myers
Bryant Gumbel - Bryant Gumbel
Linden Soles - Linden Soles
Major Russell - Steven Ford
Major Russell's Son (as Alex Zemeckis) - Alexander Zemeckis
Major Russell's Daughter - Janie Peterson
French Committee Member (as Phillip Bergeron) - Philippe Bergeron
Dr. Patel - Jennifer Balgobin
British Committee Member (as Anthony Fife Hamilton) - Anthony Hamilton
NASA Public Relations - Rebecca T. Beucler
NASA Technician - Marc Macaulay
Voice of NASA - Pamela Wilsey
Mission Director - Tucker Smallwood
Mechnical (as Jeff Johnson) - Jeffery Thomas Johnson
Electrical - Yuji Okumoto
Dynamics - Gerry Griffin
Communications - Brian Alston
Pad Leader - Rob Elk
Security - Mark Thomason
Controller #8 - José Rey
New VLA Technician - Todd Patrick Breaugh
Russian Cosmonaut - Alex Veadov
Scientist - Alice Kushida
Project Official - Robin Gammell
Mission Doctor - Richardson Morse
Japanese Ensign - Seiji Okamura
Bernard Shaw - Bernard Shaw
Japanese Tech #1 - Mak Takano
Japanese Tech #2 (as Tom Tanaka) - Hiroshi Tom Tanaka
Life Support - Catherine Dao
Woman Senator - Valorie Armstrong
Reporter #5 - Jim Hild
Reporter #6 (as Bill Thomas) - William L. Thomas
School Boy - Diego Montoya
White House Official - Jonathan Adler
NASA Controller #2 - Robert Aguilar Jr.
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Neil Armstrong
Four-Star General - Mark Bailey
Senate Observer - Matt Bennett
Robert Hand - Tony Boldi
Scientist - Christopher Boyer
White House Official - Christine Brady
Press Reporter - Ray Buffer
Protester - Mark Byrne
Supporter - Candice T. Cain
President's Secretary - Aixa Clemente
Self (archive footage) - Bill Clinton
Ailing Believer - Derrick Damions
Philanthropy Bureaucrat - Elaina Erika Davis
Factory Worker - Joey Dente
IMC Police Officer - Michael Egan
Pedestrian - Pamela Fischer
Controller - Carl Gilliard
Self (archive footage) - Adolf Hitler
TV Interviewer - William B. Kaplan
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Martin Luther King
Astronaut - Boris Lee Krutonog
Pod Systems Control - Ming Lo
Puerto Rican Taxi Driver - Sunshine Logroño
Press Secretary - Denise Loveday
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Douglas MacArthur
Kitz's Aide - Neal Matarazzo
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Joseph McCarthy
Student Reporter at NASA - Cassidy McMillan
Family Exchange - Molly Mueller
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Richard Nixon
Ellie's Attorney - Paul L. Nolan
Oval Office Secretary - Marisa Petroro
Police Officer - Errica Poindexter
Senator - J.A. Preston
Ailing Believer - Frank Principe
Security Guard - Billy Quinn
Senate Hearing - Thomas Reid
Ailing Believer - Leo Rogstad
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Photographer - Russell Sanderlin Sr.
Reporter #3 - Kelli Schloemer
Army Officer - Frank Silva
Senate Hearing Attendee - John A. Taylor
News Reporter - Todd Thompson
Reporter - Cenk Uygur
Religious Zealot - Holly Cross Vagley
Protester - Eric Alan Wendell
Believer #1 - Delaney Williams
Self - Voice Through Space (archive sound) - Walter Winchell