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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
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Shari Rhodes | Juliet Taylor (as Juliette Taylor)
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$ 20,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 132,088,635
Gross (World)
$ 303,788,635
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Dec 14, 1977 (United States)

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7.7 / 10 | 160,316 votes