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Close encounters of the third kind

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Movie propaganda

We are not alone.

The year is 1977, the place: Sonoyaita, Mexico. A scientific group in lead of French professor Claude Lacombe (François Truffaut) is investigating strange events that has happened around the entire world.

Overwhelmed by half-crazed eye whitenesses, they discover seven World War II planes that look brand new with clean metal and fuel tanks full. It showed out to be Flight 1, the planes that has been missing since 1946! At the same time at the Indianapolis airport, pilots are forced to share the sky with a large, bright object. And then the power goes in Indianapolis.

For electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) this means only a night-out call. He was driving in his car towards the city and then as he was frighted by a bright light, that burned his skin. And then as suddenly as the light appeared it disappeared. This event changed Roy's life forever. Forced by a strong, unknown feeling this simple man began his search for something, he didn't know what was. He could feel the sudden changes: in everything he looked at, he saw a shape of something, whatever he was listening to, he heard an unknown tone. This search became more important and necessary than his family; it could drive him to insanity!

At the same time Lacombe has managed to understand the "sound messages". It showed out to be a location, known by a great, strange mountain, and a time! To clear the area, the government faked a serious air-pollution that scared the people away.

At the right place and time, the sky was suddenly lightened up, so the clouds looked out like a sharp relief. The greatest discovery in the history of mankind: we are not alone.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film science fiction alien contact UFO

Persons of interest

  • Richard Dreyfuss .... Roy Neary
  • François Truffaut .... Claude Lacombe
  • Teri Garr .... Ronnie Neary
  • Melinda Dillon .... Jillian Guiler
  • Bob Balaban .... David Laughlin
  • Warren J Kemmerling .... Wild Bill
  • Roberts Blossom .... Farmer
  • Philip Dodds .... Jean Claude
  • Cary Guffey .... Barry Guiler
  • Shawn Bishop .... Brad Neary
  • Adrienne Campbell .... Sylvia Neary
  • Justin Dreyfuss .... Toby Neary
  • Lance Henriksen .... Robert
  • Merrill Connally .... Team Leader
  • George DiCenzo .... Major Benchley
  • Paul Schrader .... Screenwriter
  • Hal Barwood .... Screenwriter
  • John Hill .... Screenwriter
  • Matthew Robbins .... Director
  • Steven Spielberg .... Screenwriter
  • Steven Spielberg .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: 5.1, DTS, Surround
  • Disc: 2 x single side, dual layer
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English, Czech, Hungarian, Icelandic, Hindi, Hebrew, Dutch, Bulgarian, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Norwegian, Arabic, Polish
  • 102 minute making of documentary
  • 15 minutes of deleted scenes
  • Watch the skies featurette
  • Talent profiles
  • 2 movie trailers
  • Picture discs

Security censorship classification

PG (Supernatural themes)

Surveillance time

131 minutes (2:11 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 23 May 2001

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