Close Encounters of the Third Kind Movie

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Roy Neary sets out to investigate a mysterious power outage and experiences a life-changing “close encounter.”

Who's Involved:

Lance Henriksen, Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Balaban, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut

Release Date:

Friday, September 1, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2 hrs, 14 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Electrical lineman Roy Neary (Dreyfuss) is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, much to the dismay of his family. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have close encounters of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier, only to suddenly reappear in the Sonora and Gobi Desert. Roy and the agents then follow the clues they have been given to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind: contact.

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Crew: Who's making Close Encounters of the Third Kind

A look at the Close Encounters of the Third Kind behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steven Spielberg last directed Schindler's List: Remastered and Ready Player One. The film's writer Steven Spielberg last wrote Eagle Eye.

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Production: What we know about Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Key Facts

  1. The film will be re-released in select theaters for one week on Sept. 1 (7/4/17).

Filming Timeline

On or about July 4, 2017, the film was in Completed status.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind Release Date: When was it released?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 2017 on Friday, September 1, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Marvel's Inhumans [TV], I Do…Until I Don't and Get Big. 40th Anniversary Re-Release


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