Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Overview

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.

Who Stars in Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Richard Dreyfuss
Roy Neary

Richard Dreyfuss

François Truffaut
Claude Lacombe

François Truffaut

Teri Garr
Ronnie Neary

Teri Garr

Melinda Dillon
Jillian Guiler

Melinda Dillon

Bob Balaban
David Laughlin

Bob Balaban

J. Patrick McNamara
Project Leader

J. Patrick McNamara


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Review for Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Author: 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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Production

EMI Films

Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions


Columbia Pictures


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1977-11-16

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 15 mins

Budget
$ 20,000,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 303,788,635.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 283,788,635.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Science Fiction Drama

Keywords
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


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