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Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Julia Phillips
Michael Phillips
Written by Steven Spielberg
Narrated by
Starring Richard Dreyfuss
Teri Garr
Melinda Dillon
François Truffaut
Voices
Music John Williams
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Editing Michael Kahn
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) November 16, 1977
Running time 135 minutes
Budget $20 million
MPAA Rating PG
Box Office $308.8 million
Preceded by Jaws
Followed by 1941

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is Steven Spielberg's 1977 science fiction film with aliens in it, but it was made before E. T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and it's not much like it in plot. Steven Spielberg wrote and directed, and John Williams did music.