After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Drama, Science Fiction
United States of America
Richard Dreyfuss (Roy Neary), François Truffaut (Claude Lacombe), Melinda Dillon (Jillian Guiler), Teri Garr (Ronnie Neary), Bob Balaban (David Laughlin), J. Patrick McNamara (Project Leader), Warren J. Kemmerling (Wild Bill) more..., Cary Guffey (Barry Guiler), Justin Dreyfuss (Toby Neary), Lance Henriksen (Robert), Merrill Connally (Team Leader), Amy Douglass (Implantee), Gene Dynarski (Ike), Carl Weathers (Military Policeman), Norman Bartold (Norman Bartold), F.J. O'Neil (ARP Project Member), Hal Barwood (Returnee #2 Flt. 19), Phil Dodds (ARP Musician), Matthew Robbins (Returnee #3 Flt. 19), Gene Rader (Hawker), Daniel Nunez (Federale), Chuy Franco (Federale), Luis Contreras (Federale), Galen Thompson (Special Forces), John Dennis Johnston (Special Forces), Robert Broyles (Dirty Tricks #3), Monty Jordan (Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)), Basil Hoffman (Longly (uncredited)), Stephen Powers (UN Observer (uncredited)), George DiCenzo (Major Benchley), Alexander Lockwood (Implantee), Roberts Blossom (Farmer), Josef Sommer (Larry Butler), Bill Thurman (Air Traffic), James Keane (Radio Telescope Team), J. Allen Hynek (Himself - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)), Howard K. Smith (Howard K. Smith (uncredited)), Adrienne Campbell (Sylvia Neary), Philip Dodds (Jean Claude), Shawn Bishop (Brad Neary) and others.
Clark L. Paylow (Producer), Julia Phillips (Producer), Michael Phillips (Producer), John Williams (Original Music Composer), Vilmos Zsigmond (Director of Photography), Michael Kahn (Editor), Shari Rhodes (Casting) more..., Juliet Taylor (Casting), Joe Alves (Production Design), Daniel A. Lomino (Art Direction), Phil Abramson (Set Decoration), Steven Spielberg (Writer), Hal Barwood (Writer), Jerry Belson (Writer), John Hill (Writer), Matthew Robbins (Writer), Sam Gordon (Property Master), George Jenson (Production Illustrator), Don MacDougall (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Buddy Joe Hooker (Stunt Coordinator), Kenneth Wannberg (Music Editor), Charlsie Bryant (Script Supervisor), Frank E. Warner (Supervising Sound Effects Editor), Earl Gilbert (Gaffer), Nick McLean (Camera Operator), Pete Turner (Still Photographer), Peter Sorel (Still Photographer), Jim Coe (Still Photographer), Murray Weissman (Publicist), Al Ebner (Publicist), Joe O'Har (Location Manager), Dan Perri (Title Designer), Douglas Trumbull (Visual Effects Director),
Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions, Columbia Pictures, EMI Films
Roy is looking on the map when something happens to him that wil change him forever.
Jillian goes out to throw away the trash and sees something strange in the sky. She runs back into the house to her son Barry.
While the military are guiding the terrain, Roy Neary and Jillian Guiler try to get as close to the mountain as possible.
Roy’s wife Ronnie can not stand his strange behavior and decides to leave the house.