Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Wednesday November 16 1977
Duration: 135 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss
Fran├žois Truffaut
Teri Garr
Melinda Dillon
Bob Balaban
Warren Kemmerling
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