(PG) USA – 2 hr 18 min
1977 · d. Steven Spielberg
Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, François Truffaut
Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) knows he saw something in the sky. Obsessed with learning the truth about his experience, Roy is brought together with other UFO believers and drawn toward a towering rock formation, where something astonishing might occur. Hailed by writer Ray Bradbury as the greatest science fiction film ever made, this early Spielberg hit was nominated for nine Academy Awards.
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