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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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.

  • Steven Spielberg
  • Charlsie Bryant
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Hal Barwood
  • Jerry Belson
  • John Hill
  • Matthew Robbins
Release Date: Wed, Nov 16, 1977

Rating: 7.4/10 by 2137 users

Alternative Title:
The Close Encounter of the Third Kind - US
The Special Edition: Close Encounters of the Third Kind - US
Watch the Skies - US
Близькі контакти третього виду - UA
Близькі контакти третього роду - UA
Rencontre du 3e type - FR
Rencontre du 3e type (HDR) - FR
Rencontres du troisieme type - FR
미지와의 조우 - KR
Director's Cut: Close Encounters of the Third Kind - US

United States of America
Runtime: 02 hour 15 minutes
Budget: $20,000,000
Revenue: $303,788,635

Plot Keyword: wyoming, indiana, obsession, extraterrestrial technology, evacuation, blackout, flying saucer, secret base, light, contact, beguilement, exchange, ufo, alien, toys, vision, missing person, mother ship, escapade, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, lightshow, potatoes

François Truffaut
Claude Lacombe
Teri Garr
Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon
Jillian Guiler
Bob Balaban
David Laughlin
Cary Guffey
Barry Guiler
Carl Weathers
Military Policeman
Norman Bartold
Norman Bartold
F.J. O'Neil
ARP Project Member
Hal Barwood
Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Phil Dodds
ARP Musician
Matthew Robbins
Returnee #3 Flt. 19
Galen Thompson
Special Forces
Robert Broyles
Dirty Tricks #3
Monty Jordan
Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Basil Hoffman
Longly (uncredited)
Stephen Powers
UN Observer (uncredited)
George DiCenzo
Major Benchley
Josef Sommer
Larry Butler
Bill Thurman
Air Traffic
James Keane
Radio Telescope Team
J. Allen Hynek
Himself - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)
Howard K. Smith
Howard K. Smith (uncredited)
Philip Dodds
Jean Claude
Shawn Bishop
Brad Neary
Mary Gafrey
Mrs. Harris
Roger Ernest
Highway Patrolman
Randy Hermann
Returnee #1 Flt. 19
David Anderson
Air Traffic Controller
Richard L. Hawkins
Air Traffic Controller
Craig Shreeve
Air Traffic
Roy E. Richards
Air East Pilot
Dennis McMullen
Radio Telescope Team
Cy Young
Radio Telescope Team
Tom Howard
Radio Telescope Team
Richard Stuart
Truck Dispatcher
Bob Westmoreland
Load Dispatcher
Matt Emery
Support Leader
John Ewing
Dirty Tricks #1
Kirk Raymond
Dirty Tricks #4
Keith Atkinson
Dirty Tricks #2

Ian Beale

**Do the mashed potato!** Roy Neely is a gas repair man who has a close encounter with an alien craft and begins having strange visions of mashed potatoes, shaving cream and mud mountains. This all leads to Needy's marriage breaking up and he sets out to find the truth about his mashed potato visions. The climax at a mountain is breathtaking when Neely comes face to face with his destiny. One of Spielberg's best with a nice cameo by French director Francois Truffaut.

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