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Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon View All


Steven Spielberg (Director), Steven Spielberg (Writer), Matthew Robbins (Writer), Hal Barwood (Writer) View All

Release: Nov. 18th, 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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Year Of Release Originally 1977 and reissued in 1980 Director Steven Spielberg Producer Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips Writer Steven Spielberg Cast Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban, Teri Garr, Lance Henriksen and Franois Truffaut Notes Close Encounters has become a s....
Citizen Rules
Director: Steven Spielberg Writer: Steven Spielberg Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr Genre: Drama, Sci-F.
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But there's nothing quite like Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the wild ride that this film has to offer.


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