Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Roy Neary: Richard Dreyfuss
  • Claude Lacombe: François Truffaut
  • Ronnie Neary: Teri Garr
  • Jillian Guiler: Melinda Dillon
  • David Laughlin: Bob Balaban
  • Project Leader: J. Patrick McNamara
  • Wild Bill: Warren J. Kemmerling
  • Farmer: Roberts Blossom
  • ARP Musician: Phil Dodds
  • Barry Guiler: Cary Guffey
  • Brad Neary: Shawn Bishop
  • Sylvia Neary: Adrienne Campbell
  • Toby Neary: Justin Dreyfuss
  • Robert: Lance Henriksen
  • Team Leader: Merrill Connally
  • Implantee: Amy Douglass
  • Ike: Gene Dynarski
  • Military Policeman: Carl Weathers
  • Norman Bartold: Norman Bartold
  • ARP Project Member: F.J. O’Neil
  • Returnee #2 Flt. 19: Hal Barwood
  • Returnee #3 Flt. 19: Matthew Robbins
  • Hawker: Gene Rader
  • Federale: Daniel Nunez
  • Federale: Chuy Franco
  • Federale: Luis Contreras
  • Special Forces: Galen Thompson
  • Special Forces: John Dennis Johnston
  • Dirty Tricks #3: Robert Broyles
  • Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited): Monty Jordan
  • Longly (uncredited): Basil Hoffman
  • UN Observer (uncredited): Stephen Powers
  • Major Benchley: George DiCenzo
  • Implantee: Alexander Lockwood
  • Larry Butler: Josef Sommer
  • Air Traffic: Bill Thurman
  • Radio Telescope Team: James Keane
  • Himself – Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited): J. Allen Hynek
  • Howard K. Smith (uncredited): Howard K. Smith
  • Jean Claude: Philip Dodds
  • Mrs. Harris: Mary Gafrey
  • Himself: Michael J. Dyer
  • Highway Patrolman: Roger Ernest
  • Returnee #1 Flt. 19: Randy Hermann
  • Air Traffic Controller: David Anderson
  • Air Traffic Controller: Richard L. Hawkins
  • Air Traffic: Craig Shreeve
  • Air East Pilot: Roy E. Richards
  • Federale: Eumenio Blanco
  • Radio Telescope Team: Dennis McMullen
  • Radio Telescope Team: Cy Young
  • Radio Telescope Team: Tom Howard
  • Truck Dispatcher: Richard Stuart
  • Load Dispatcher: Bob Westmoreland
  • Support Leader: Matt Emery
  • Dirty Tricks #1: John Ewing
  • Dirty Tricks #4: Kirk Raymond
  • Dirty Tricks #2: Keith Atkinson

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: John Williams
  • Writer: Steven Spielberg
  • Editor: Michael Kahn
  • Casting: Juliet Taylor
  • Additional Director of Photography: John A. Alonzo
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Steven Poster
  • Production Design: Joe Alves
  • Set Decoration: Phil Abramson
  • Producer: Clark L. Paylow
  • Stunt Coordinator: Buddy Joe Hooker
  • Visual Effects: Carlo Rambaldi
  • Additional Director of Photography: László Kovács
  • Visual Effects Director: Douglas Trumbull
  • Director of Photography: Vilmos Zsigmond
  • Producer: Julia Phillips
  • Producer: Michael Phillips
  • Casting: Shari Rhodes
  • Art Direction: Daniel A. Lomino
  • Writer: Matthew Robbins
  • Writer: Hal Barwood
  • Camera Operator: Nick McLean
  • Supervising Sound Effects Editor: Frank E. Warner
  • Script Supervisor: Charlsie Bryant
  • Production Illustrator: George Jenson
  • Writer: Jerry Belson
  • Writer: John Hill
  • Music Editor: Kenneth Wannberg
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Don MacDougall
  • Property Master: Sam Gordon
  • Second Assistant Director: Jim Bloom
  • Hairdresser: Edie Panda
  • Makeup Supervisor: Bob Westmoreland
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Robert Knudson
  • Animation Supervisor: Robert Swarthe
  • Gaffer: Earl Gilbert
  • Still Photographer: Pete Turner
  • Still Photographer: Peter Sorel
  • Still Photographer: Jim Coe
  • Publicist: Murray Weissman
  • Publicist: Al Ebner
  • Location Manager: Joe O’Har
  • Supervising Dialogue Editor: Jack Schrader
  • VFX Director of Photography: Richard Yuricich
  • Title Designer: Dan Perri
  • Assistant Director: Charles Myers
  • Animation: Harry Moreau
  • Production Assistant: Carol Bidault de L’Isle
  • Production Accountant: Peggy Rosson
  • Construction Manager: Bill Parks
  • Sound Supervisor: Stephen Katz
  • Production Secretary: Joyce Goldberg
  • Production Secretary: Gail Siemers

Movie Reviews:

  • Ian Beale: **Do the mashed potato!**

    Roy Neely is a gas repair man who has a close encounter with an alien craft and begins having strange visions of mashed potatoes, shaving cream and mud mountains. This all leads to Needy’s marriage breaking up and he sets out to find the truth about his mashed potato visions. The climax at a mountain is breathtaking when Neely comes face to face with his destiny.

    One of Spielberg’s best with a nice cameo by French director Francois Truffaut.

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