After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a 1977 American English-language Drama Sci-Fi film featuring Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Fran Ois Truffaut, François Truffaut, Bob Balaban and Dian Van Patten. EMI Films was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is written by Steven Spielberg, Hal Barwood, Jerry Belson, John Hill and Matthew Robbins and it is directed by Steven Spielberg. Columbia Pictures acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind was released on 1st July 1978 and takes a screen time of 135-132 minutes , 137 minutes. and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind was made on a budget of $20 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $306 million. Cinematography was done by Vilmos Zsigmond and editing by Michael Kahn. The music was composed by Academy Award Oscar winner John Williams.