• Publication date: June 26, 2013


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A scientist's dream of making alien contact finally comes true, but will others destroy it?

  • Publication date: June 26, 2013


Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1997

MBC Max:

July 22, 2015 13:30 (KSA) ~ July 22, 2015 12:30 (CLT)

Dr. Ellie Arroway(Jodie Foster) has dedicated her career to the discovery of alien life forms, inspired in part by her father's untimely death.  She works at a laboratory whose large antenna constantly monitors space for potential radio signals.  Politicians see little use in funding such a seeminglytrivial project.

But then Ellie makes 'contact.'  She manages to decode signals from space, and they are instructions to build a mysterious machine that no one knows the purpose of.  Could this machine enlighten humanity or initiate its doom?  Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), a religious colleague, believes the latter while Ellie remains steadfast in searching for alien life.

Contact was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.  It earned $171 million at the box office.


  • Jodie Foster
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • James Woods
  • Tom Skerritt
  • William Fichtner
  • John Hurt
  • Angela Bassett
  • David Morse