Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr

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Steven Spielberg followed Jaws (1975), his first major box-office success, with this epic science fiction adventure about a disparate group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is an electrical lineman who, while sent out on emergency repairs, witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Neary's wife and children are at first skeptical, then concerned, and eventually fearful, as Roy refuses to accept a "logical" explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his job, his home, and his family to pursue the "truth" about UFOs. Neary's obsession eventually puts him in contact with others who've had close encounters with alien spacecraft, including Jillian (Melinda Dillon), a single mother whose son disappeared during her UFO experience, and Claude Lacombe (celebrated French filmmaker François Truffaut), a French researcher who believes that we can use a musical language to communicate with alien visitors. Lacombe's theory is put to the test when a band of government researchers and underground UFO enthusiasts (including Neary) join for an exchange with alien visitors near Devil's Tower, Wyoming. In 1980, a "Special Edition" was released. While its primary selling point was the addition of scenes inside the alien spaceship, Spielberg claimed that he also cleaned up some choppy editing in the second act.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2017
UPC: 0043396513891
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Sony Pictures
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Format: Blu-ray
Sales rank: 74,119

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Dreyfuss Roy Neary
François Truffaut Claude Lacombe
Teri Garr Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon Jillian Guiler
Cary Guffey Barry Guiler
Bob Balaban David Laughlin
J. Patrick McNamara Project leader
Warren Kemmerling Wild Bill
Roberts Blossom Farmer
Philip Dodds Jean Claude
Shawn Bishop Brad Neary
Adrienne Campbell Silvia Neary
Justin Dreyfuss Toby Neary
Merrill Connally Team Leader
George DiCenzo Major Benchley
Basil Hoffman Actor
Lance Henriksen Robert
Amy Douglass Implantee
Alexander Lockwood Implantee
Gene Dynarski Ike
Norman Bartold Ohio Tolls
Carl Weathers M.P.
F.J. O'Neil ARP Project Member
Randy Herman Returnee #1 Flt. 19
Hal Barwood Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Matthew Robbins Returnee #3 Flt. 19
David Anderson Air Traffic Controller
Bill Thurman Air Traffic
Gene Rader Hawker
Eumenio Blanco Federale
Chuy Franco Federale
Luis Contreras Federale
James Keane Radio Telescope Team
Dennis McMullen Radio Telescope Team
Matt Emery Special Leader
Galen Thompson Special Forces
John Dennis Johnston Special Forces
Jon Ewing Dirty Tricks #1
Keith Atkinson Dirty Tricks #2
Robert Broyles Dirty Tricks #3
Josef Sommer Larry Butler
David Gilbert Voice Only
Bob Westmoreland Actor

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director,Screenwriter
Phillip Abramson Set Decoration/Design
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Joe Alves Production Designer
Roy Arbogast Special Effects
Jerry Belson Screenwriter
Jim Bloom Producer
William A. Fraker Cinematographer
Robert Glass Sound/Sound Designer
Don Jarel Cinematographer
Gregory Jein Special Effects
Michael Kahn Editor
Buzz Knudson Sound/Sound Designer
Laszlo Kovacs Cinematographer
Jim Linn Costumes/Costume Designer
John Loggia Production Designer
Daniel Lomino Art Director
Don MacDougall Sound/Sound Designer
Dennis Muren Cinematographer
Chuck Myers Asst. Director
Julia Phillips Producer
Michael Phillips Producer
Steven Poster Camera Operator
Douglas Slocombe Special Effects
Dave Stewart Cinematographer
Douglas Trumbull Cinematographer,Special Effects
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Matthew Yuricich Special Effects
Richard Yuricich Cinematographer,Special Effects
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is the best Spirlberg movie ever. The actors are great Richard Dryefuss is a great actor. Graet suspence! This movie is a killer for if your a Steven Spielberg fan. Ridley Scott and Alferd Hitchhock started it and Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard finished it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This sci-fi masterpiece, hailed as a modern-day fairy tale, is a thought-provoking thriller about alien contact, secret government operations, and missing people. I enjoyed every minute of this 2 hour plus movie. As tech-savy as Jurassic Park and as thrilling as Jaws, this is a must-see for even the most casual movie (or Spielberg) fan.
Rob1941 More than 1 year ago
Both my wife and I really enjoy "Close Encounters." We have seen the movie countless times and never tire of it. My wife particularly liked Richard Dreyfus' performance.
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A true sci-fi classic! Steven Spielberg directs a monumental film about the UFO Experience and what possible contact with other world life forms might be like in a positive setting instead of an invasion, which with the exception of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” had been pretty much par for the course until Spielberg tackled this concept (War of the Worlds, etc.). Richard Dreyfuss is Roy, a power company worker who encounters a UFO while trying to find a jobsite during a power outage. The whole town sees these magical lights that have no explanation. Roy becomes obsessed with UFO’s and soon loses his job, his family and his sanity. He feels called to Wyoming for some unknown reason, so he heads to Devil’s Tower, which according to the news has been the site of a recent outbreak of Anthrax and the Army is evacuating the town. Roy meets up with other UFO hunters to try and find out why they are all drawn to this place. He doesn’t know that the answer he is looking for will lead him into the unknown. This DVD contains a retrospective look at the film and has some in depth interviews with the director, actors and producers to give a full perspective on what a landmark film this was.
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The first time I saw this movie it blew me away. You will never look up at the night sky again in the same way.
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