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Pensacola -- !
Give you a hint:
MAP OF WORLD:
Ellie, breathless with wonder. Contact.
INT. ELLIE'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
behind her ear.
Could we hear to China?
On that old shortwave? Maybe on a
clear night. Come on now, under the
Could we hear to the moon?
Big enough radio, I don't see why
Could we hear God?
Mmm, that's a good one. Maybe his
Okay, no more stalling.
Okay, okay... there.
in the light.
That's a beauty, Captain.
(kisses her on the
Now get some sleep.
Ted pauses, smiles at his daughter's inexhaustible
curiosity. He returns, sits on the edge of her bed, now
lit by starlight.
Well let's see... the Universe is a
pretty big place... And the one
hates to waste anything. So I guess
I'd say if it is just us, an awful
Synopsis: Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse.