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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (16-Nov-1977)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Steven Spielberg

Music: John Williams

Producers: Julia Phillips; Michael Phillips

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Alien Invasion

Around the world strangeness is afoot: aircraft lost WWII reappear in the Sonora Desert; pilots spot lights in the sky; the freighter SS Cotopaxi turns up in the Gobi Desert. Richard Dreyfuss is electrician Roy Neary, investigating a massive drain on the power grid; he encounters a strange object in the sky, after which a persistent vision drives him. Won Oscar for Best Cinematography; received 7 additional nominations including Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Score.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Balaban
Film Director
16-Aug-1945   Parents
Roberts Blossom
Actor
25-Mar-1924 8-Jul-2011 Deranged
Melinda Dillon
Actor
13-Oct-1939   A Christmas Story
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Teri Garr
Actor
11-Dec-1947   Inga in Young Frankenstein
Lance Henriksen
Actor
5-May-1940   Aliens, Dead Man
François Truffaut
Film Director
6-Feb-1932 21-Oct-1984 Last Metro
Carl Weathers
Actor
14-Jan-1948   Action Jackson

CAST

starring
Richard Dreyfuss   ...   Roy Neary
with
François Truffaut   ...   Claude Lacombe
also starring
Teri Garr   ...   Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon   ...   Jillian Guiler
and
Cary Guffey   ...   Barry Guiler
co-starring
Bob Balaban   ...   David Laughlin
Roberts Blossom   ...   Farmer
Merrill Connally   ...   Team Leader
George DiCenzo   ...   Maj. Benchley
Lance Henriksen   ...   Robert
Warren Kemmerling   ...   Wild Bill
J. Patrick McNamara   ...   Project Leader
Philip Dodds   ...   Jean Claude
Shawn Bishop   ...   Brad Neary
Adrienne Campbell   ...   Sylvia Neary
Justin Dreyfuss   ...   Toby Neary
Amy Douglass   ...   Implantee
Alexander Lockwood   ...   Implantee
Gene Dynarski   ...   Ike
Mary Gafrey   ...   Mrs. Harris
Norman Bartold   ...   Ohio Tolls
Josef Sommer   ...   Larry Butler
Rev. Michael J. Dyer   ...   Himself
Roger Ernest   ...   Highway Patrolman
Carl Weathers   ...   Military Police
F. J. O'Neil   ...   ARP Project Member
Phil Dodds   ...   ARP Musician
Randy Hermann   ...   Returnee #1 Flt. 19
Hal Barwood   ...   Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Matthew Robbins   ...   Returnee #3 Flt. 19
David Anderson   ...   Air Traffic Controller
Richard L. Hawkins   ...   Air Traffic Controller
Craig Shreeve   ...   Air Traffic
Bill Thurman   ...   Air Traffic
Roy E. Richards   ...   Air East Pilot
Gene Rader   ...   Hawker
Eumenio Blanco   ...   Federale
Daniel Nunez   ...   Federale
Chuy Franco   ...   Federale
Luis Contreras   ...   Federale
James Keane   ...   Radio Telescope Team
Dennis McMullen   ...   Radio Telescope Team
Cy Young   ...   Radio Telescope Team
Tom Howard   ...   Radio Telescope Team
Richard Stuart   ...   Truck Dispatcher
Bob Westmoreland   ...   Load Dispatcher
Matt Emery   ...   Support Leader
Galen Thompson   ...   Special Forces
John Dennis Johnston   ...   Special Forces
John Ewing   ...   Dirty Tricks #1
Keith Atkinson   ...   Dirty Tricks #2
Robert Broyles   ...   Dirty Tricks #3
Kirk Raymond   ...   Dirty Tricks #4

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