Close Encounters of the Third Kind
|Close Encounters of the Third Kind|
|Directed by||Steven Spielberg|
|Produced by||Julia Phillips|
|Screenplay by||Steven Spielberg|
|Music by||John Williams|
|Edited by||Michael Kahn|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|November 16, 1977|
|135 minutes (Theatrical Version)|
132 minutes (Special Edition)
137 minutes (Director's Cut)
|Box office||$306.1 million|
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is an 1977 American science fiction movie written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. The movie tells the story about Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an undentified flying object (UFO).
Made on a production budget of $19.4 million, Close Encounters was released in a limited number of cities on November 16, 1977 and November 23, 1977 before expanding into wide release the following month. It was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $300 million worldwide. The movie received numerous awards and nominations at the 50th Academy Awards, 32nd British Academy Film Awards, the 35th Golden Globe Awards and the 5th Saturn Awards, and has been widely acclaimed at the American Film Institute.