||Plot Summary for
Contact, based on the novel of the same name by Carl Sagan, is the story of a free
thinking radio astronomer (Jodie Foster) who discovers an intelligent signal broadcast
from deep space. She and her fellow scientists are able to decipher the Message and
discover detailed instructions for building a mysterious Machine. Will the Machine spell
the end of our world, or the end of our superstitions? Will we take our place among the
races of the Galaxy, or are we just an upstart species with a long way to go?