Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

8.12 / Rated by 5 people

Science Fiction
135 min.
Plot  In the Sonoran Desert, French scientist Claude Lacombe and his American interpreter, mapmaker David Laughlin, along with other government scientific researchers, discover Flight 19, a squadron of Grumman TBM Avengers that went missing more than 30 years earlier. The planes are intact and operational, but there is no sign of the pilots. An old man who witnessed the event claimed "the sun came out at night, and sang to him." They also find a lost cargo ship in the Gobi Desert named SS ''Cotopaxi''. At an air traffic control center in Indianapolis, a controller listens as two airline flights narrowly avoid a mid-air collision with an apparent unidentified flying object (UFO), which neither pilot chooses to report, even when invited to do so. In Muncie, Indiana, 3-year-old Barry Guiler is awakened in the night when his toys start operating on their own. Fascinated, he gets out of bed and discovers something or someone (off-screen) in the kitchen. He runs outside, forcing his mother, Jillia...  



Richard Dreyfuss
Roy Neary
François Truffaut
Claude Lacombe
Melinda Dillon
Jillian Guiler
Teri Garr
Veronica "Ronnie" Neary
Bob Balaban
David Laughlin
Josef Sommer
Larry Butler


All Titles

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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