A radio astronomer receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.
- Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
- Studio: South Side Amusement Company, Warner Bros. Pictures
- Keyword: based on novel or book, nasa, new mexico, extraterrestrial technology, prime number, radio wave, wormhole, fanatic, spirituality, religion, scientist, sabotage, ham radio, alien contact, mechanical engineering, observatory, eccentric man, radio telescope
- Cast: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner