• Publication date: March 1, 2011

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Electric lineman Roy Neary is sent to investigate a large Indiana power-outage, when he encounters a UFO whose lights burn his face. Now obsessed with the phenomena, Roy starts having visions about a certain mountain. The same visions are seen by Jillian, whose son Barry has been abducted by aliens. The visions are of Devils Tower the site where the aliens will land...

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 1977

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February 12, 2015 11:15 (KSA) ~ February 12, 2015 10:15 (CLT)

In the desert, French scientist Lacombe (Fran├žois Truffaut) discovers a squadron of planes from flight 19 that disappeared over 30 years ago. The planes are functional, but there is no sign of the pilots. Lacombe also finds a lost ship, the SS Cotopaxi, in the Gobi desert- also minus its crew.

Elsewhere, electric lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is sent to investigate a large Indiana power-outage, when he encounters a UFO whose bright lights slightly burn his face. Now obsessed with the phenomena, Roy starts having visions about a certain mountain. The same visions are seen by Jillian (Melinda Dillon), whose son Barry (Cary Guffey) has been abducted by aliens. Scientists send a message out to space and receive a string of numbers that keeps repeating. Lacombe figures out that they are the coordinates for the UFO landing site in Wyoming. The government broadcasts a false report about a train carrying nerve gas that crashed in the location. However when Roy and Jillian see the TV report they realize that this is the mountain from their visions...

Starring:

  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Fran├žois Truffaut
  • Teri Garr
  • Melinda Dillon
  • Cary Guffey
  • Bob Balaban
  • Josef Sommer
  • Lance Henriksen

Directed by:  Steven Spielberg

Rating:  PG.