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Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon


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.