• 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...

  • Publication date: March 1, 2011

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Program data

Duration: 135

Production Year: 1977

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In the desert, French scientist Lacombe (François 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
  • François Truffaut
  • Teri Garr
  • Melinda Dillon
  • Cary Guffey
  • Bob Balaban
  • Josef Sommer
  • Lance Henriksen

Directed by:  Steven Spielberg

Rating:  PG.