Close Encounters of the Third Kind Poster

Release Date: November 16th, 1977

PG|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren Kemmerling

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Quest, Small town, 1970s, Tense, Mother, Pursuit, Suspenseful, Dark

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Music for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Soundtrack
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Visual Effects