Two-time Oscar-winner Jodie Foster ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Maverick") and heartthrob Matthew McConaughey ("A Time to Kill") star in the gripping story of a radio astronomer who receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on earth. As world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she vies to fulfill her dream of becoming the first human being to make contact with extraterrestrial beings. Co-starring Oscar-nominee and Emmy-winner James Woods, Oscar-nominee John Hurt, Emmy-winner Tom Skerritt, Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett, and Golden Globe-nominee Rob Lowe. Directed by Academy Award-winner Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump," "Back to the Future"). Based on the novel by renounced author/physicist Carl Sagan.
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