Plot: Roy Neary sets out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who – or what – placed them in his mind?

Rating: PG

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Written By: Steven Spielberg

Production: Columbia Pictures Corporation, EMI Films, Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips Productions

In Theaters: November 16, 1977

Box Office: $128,300,000 (USA)

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 17 mins.



Roy Neary – Richard Dreyfuss
Claude Lacombe – François Truffaut
Ronnie Neary – Teri Garr
Jillian Guiler – Melinda Dillon
David Laughlin – Bob Balaban
Project Leader – J. Patrick McNamara
Wild Bill – Warren Kemmerling

Farmer – Roberts Blossom
Jean Claude – Philip Dodds
Barry Guiler – Cary Guffey
Brad Neary – Shawn Bishop
Sylvia Neary – Adrienne Campbell
Toby Neary – Justin Dreyfuss
Robert – Lance Henriksen