Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Synopsis: Two parallel stories are told. In the first, a group of research scientists from a variety of backgrounds are investigating the strange appearance of items in remote locations, primarily desert regions. In continuing their investigation, one of the lead scientists, a Frenchman named Claude Lacombe, incorporates the Kodály method of music education as a means of communication in their work. The response, in turn, at first baffles the researchers, until American cartographer David Laughlin deciphers the meaning of the response. In the second, electric company lineman and family man Roy Neary and single mother Jillian Guiler are among some individuals in Muncie, Indiana who experience some paranormal activity before some flashes of bright lights in the sky, which they believe to be a UFO. Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw, unlike some others, especially in some form of authority, who refuse to acknowledge their belief that it was a UFO in not wanting to appear crazy. That obsession bo
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Steven Spielberg
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 38 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
138 min

of report to file, Center.

Air East 31 , me neither.

I'll try to track traffic

to destination, over.




Dad, do my problems for me.

I don't have to do your problems for

you. You do your problems for you.

That's why I graduated,

so I don't have to do problems.

I don't understand these fractions.

All right. What's one-third of 60?

That's a fraction.

I don't understand it.

All right, look.

Let's say...

...that this boxcar is 60 feet long.

And one-third is across

this switch here.

And now another train is coming.

How far do you have to move

this boxcar off the track... that the other train

doesn't smash it?

Quickly, Brad, there are thousands

of lives at stake.

Brad, any answer.

Remember last weekend... promised everybody a movie

this weekend?


And you also promised Goofy Golf.

Roy, what is all this stuff

on my table?

I thought I told you

this was for my stuff.

I mean, you can have that table.

I don't want this on my table.

This can cause tetanus!

-What is this?!

-You know what's playing?


The kids have never seen Pinocchio.

You guys have never seen it.

You'll love it.

I don't believe this.

Who wants to go see

some dumb cartoon rated G for kids?

-How old are you?


-You want to be 9?


Then you're gonna see Pinocchio

tomorrow night.

That's a wonderful way

to win over your children.

I'm not serious. I'm just saying

that I grew up with Pinocchio.

And if kids are still kids,

they're gonna eat it up.

Okay, I'm wrong.

I'm Wrong Roy, all right?

Toby! You are close to death!

Come out here!

I'll give you your choice.

I'm not gonna be biased in any way.

You can either play Goofy Golf, which

means a lot of waiting and pushing...

...or you can see Pinocchio...

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Steven Allan Spielberg KBE OMRI is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and editor. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era, as well as being viewed as one of ... more…

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