Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Podcast Release Date:
May 18, 2012

Steven Spielberg Alien Film Series Episode 1

In 1977, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the local cinema, Steven Spielberg brought another tale of wonder and terror. But now the beings attacking the young small-town boy come not from below but from above, as the people of Earth are about to have Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as a man who’s life is changed by a single encounter with a flying saucer, this film has become part of our American cultural lexicon and cemented Spielberg’s status as an A-list Hollywood director. Now in Now Playing’s first installment looking at Spielberg’s three films focusing on alien life, Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie watch and review Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Are the hosts enraptured by the sight of Spielberg’s saucer? DONATE AND FIND OUT!

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Movie Details

Steven Spielberg
Spielberg Alien
Original Title
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Steven Spielberg
Clark L. Paylow, Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips
Steven Spielberg, Matthew Robbins, Hal Barwood, Jerry Belson, John Hill
Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Phil Dodds, Cary Guffey, Shawn Bishop, Adrienne Campbell, Justin Dreyfuss, Lance Henriksen, Merrill Connally, Amy Douglass, Gene Dynarski, Carl Weathers, Norman Bartold, F.J. O'Neil, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Gene Rader, Daniel Nunez, Chuy Franco, Luis Contreras, Galen Thompson, John Dennis Johnston, Robert Broyles, Monty Jordan, Basil Hoffman, Stephen Powers, George DiCenzo, Alexander Lockwood, Josef Sommer, Bill Thurman, James Keane, J. Allen Hynek, Howard K. Smith, Philip Dodds, Mary Gafrey, Michael J. Dyer, Roger Ernest, Randy Hermann, David Anderson, Richard L. Hawkins, Craig Shreeve, Roy E. Richards, Eumenio Blanco, Dennis McMullen, Cy Young, Tom Howard, Richard Stuart, Bob Westmoreland, Matt Emery, John Ewing, Kirk Raymond, Keith Atkinson
2 h 15 min
Release Date
18 November 1977
Science Fiction, Drama
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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