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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cast

Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon


Crew

Steven Spielberg (Director), Steven Spielberg (Writer), Hal Barwood (Writer), Jerry Belson (Writer) View All

Released: November 16th, 1977
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

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Plan B
Which gives it an almost strange sense of authenticity. For first-time viewers, don't go into the film expecting a special effects extravaganza.
The Rodent
When it appears that Extra-terrestrial forces may be behind Flight 19 and the strange lights over Wyoming and other places around the world, and then shortly afterward 3 year old Barry vanishes, Roy and Jillian must do everything they can to find out the truth of these disturbing occurrences. --- Where to start? Tough question. Ok... CO is underlined with typical Spielberg tones.