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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  1. Steven Spielberg

    Director, Writer

  2. John Hill


  3. Jerry Belson


  4. Hal Barwood


  5. Matthew Robbins


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Roy Neary

  2. François Truffaut

    François Truffaut

    Claude Lacombe

  3. Teri Garr

    Teri Garr

    Ronnie Neary

  4. Melinda Dillon

    Melinda Dillon

    Jillian Guiler

  5. Bob Balaban

    Bob Balaban

    David Laughlin

  6. J. Patrick McNamara

    J. Patrick McNamara

    Project Leader

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $303,788,635.00

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Release Information

  • November 15, 1977
    PG, Premiere
  • November 16, 1977
    PG, Theatrical (limited)
  • December 25, 1977
    PG, Theatrical
  • May 29, 2001
    PG, Physical
  • November 13, 2007
    PG, Physical



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