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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Steven Spielberg

Writing Credits  

Steven Spielberg ... (written by)
 
Hal Barwood ... (uncredited)
Jerry Belson ... (uncredited)
John Hill ... (uncredited)
Matthew Robbins ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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'Lacombe' / Claude Lacombe (as Francois Truffaut)
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Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Wild Bill (as Warren Kemmerling)
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Philip Dodds ...
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Shawn Bishop ...
Adrienne Campbell ...
Silvia Neary
Justin Dreyfuss ...
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Merrill Connally ...
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Major Benchley (as George Dicenzo)
Amy Douglass ...
Implantee
Alexander Lockwood ...
Implantee
Gene Dynarski ...
Ike
Mary Gafrey ...
Mrs. Harris
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Ohio Tolls
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Larry Butler
Michael J. Dyer ...
Himself (as Rev. Michael J. Dyer)
Roger Ernest ...
Highway Patrolman
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Military Police
F.J. O'Neil ...
ARP Project Member (as F. J. O'Neil)
Phil Dodds ...
ARP Musician
Randy Hermann ...
Returnee #1 Flt. 19
Hal Barwood ...
Returnee #2 Flt. 19
Matthew Robbins ...
Returnee #3 Flt. 19
David Anderson ...
Air Traffic Controller
Richard L. Hawkins ...
Air Traffic Controller
Craig Shreeve ...
Air Traffic
Bill Thurman ...
Air Traffic
Roy E. Richards ...
Air East Pilot
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Hawker
Eumenio Blanco ...
Federale
Daniel Núñez ...
Federale (as Daniel Nunez)
Chuy Franco ...
Federale
Luis Contreras ...
Federale
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Radio Telescope Team
Dennis McMullen ...
Radio Telescope Team
Cy Young ...
Radio Telescope Team
Tom Howard ...
Radio Telescope Team
Richard Stuart ...
Truck Dispatcher
Bob Westmoreland ...
Load Dispatcher
Matt Emery ...
Support Leader
Galen Thompson ...
Special Forces
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Special Forces
John Ewing ...
Dirty Tricks #1
Keith Atkinson ...
Dirty Tricks #2
Robert Broyles ...
Dirty Tricks #3
Kirk Raymond ...
Dirty Tricks #4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bennett Wayne Dean Sr. ...
Scientist (uncredited)
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Longly (uncredited)
J. Allen Hynek ...
Himself - Smoking Pipe at Landing Site (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ...
Special Forces Commander / Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
Shay McLean ...
Speaking Child Extra (uncredited)
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UN Observer (uncredited)
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Howard K. Smith (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Clark L. Paylow ... associate producer (as Clark Paylow)
Julia Phillips ... producer
Michael Phillips ... producer

Music by 

John Williams

Cinematography by 

Vilmos Zsigmond ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Michael Kahn ... film editor

Casting By 

Shari Rhodes
Juliet Taylor ... (as Juliette Taylor)

Production Design by 

Joe Alves

Art Direction by 

Daniel A. Lomino ... (as Dan Lomino)

Set Decoration by 

Phil Abramson

Makeup Department 

Edie Panda ... hairdresser
Bob Westmoreland ... makeup supervisor
Dave Ayres ... creature crew (uncredited)
Ellis Burman Jr. ... extraterrestrial mask fabrication (uncredited)
Thomas R. Burman ... extraterrestrial mask fabrication (uncredited)
Frank Griffin ... extraterrestrial mask designer (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Clark L. Paylow ... unit production manager (as Clark Paylow)
Ronald L. Schwary ... unit production manager: additional scenes (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Baba Shaik ... production manager: India (uncredited)
John Veitch ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jim Bloom ... second assistant director
Charles Myers ... assistant director (as Chuck Myers)
Matthew Robbins ... second unit director: additional scenes (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Eric Stacey ... key second assistant director (uncredited)
Jerry Ziesmer ... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)

Art Department 

Sam Gordon ... property master
George Jenson ... production illustrator (as George Jensen)
Bill Parks ... construction manager
Stan Cockerell ... set dresser (uncredited)
David Coleman ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ralph McQuarrie ... conceptual artwork (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Neil Burrow ... sound effects editorial staff
Gene S. Cantamessa ... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamesa)
Richard Friedman ... dialogue editorial staff (as Dick Friedman)
Sam Gemette ... sound effects editorial staff
Gary S. Gerlich ... sound effects editorial staff
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
David M. Horton ... sound effects editorial staff (as David Horton)
Bill Jackson ... assistant dialogue staff
Stephen Katz ... sound supervisor: Dolby (as Steve Katz)
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Don MacDougall ... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Oswald ... sound effects editorial staff
Robert A. Reich ... assistant dialogue staff
Jack Schrader ... supervising dialogue editor
Chester Slomka ... sound effects editorial staff (as Chet Slomka)
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator (uncredited)
Ed Golya ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Roy Arbogast ... special mechanical effects
Carlo Rambaldi ... realization of "extraterrestrial"
Bob Baker ... alien marionette (uncredited)
Wayne Beauchamp ... special effects (uncredited)
Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
Kevin Pike ... special effects (uncredited)
Dell Rheaume ... mechanical effects: extraterrestrial masks (uncredited)
Robert Short ... alien designer (1980 special version) (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Larry Albright ... special consultant
Peter Anderson ... special consultant (credited)
Mona Thal Benefiel ... project coordinator
Richard L. Bennett ... special consultant (as Richard Bennett)
David Berry ... camera operator (as Dave Berry)
Carol Boardman ... animation staff
Eleanor Dahlen ... animation staff
Cy Didjurgis ... animation staff
Don Dow ... laboratory technician
Jim Dow ... model shop coordinator (as J. Richard Dow)
Ken Ebert ... special consultant
Glenn Erickson ... project assistant
Eugene Eyerly ... camera operator
Rocco Gioffre ... assistant matte artist
David Gold ... effects electrician
Joyce Goldberg ... production secretary
Robert Hall ... optical photography
David R. Hardberger ... assistant cameraman (as David Hardberger)
Alan Harding ... assistant cameraman
Jack Hinkle ... laboratory expeditor (as Charles Hinkle)
Robert Hollister ... technician
Thomas Hollister ... laboratory technician (as Tom Hollister)
Paul Huston ... special consultant
Joseph A. Ippolito ... editorial assistant (as Joseph Ippolito)
Don Jarel ... matte photography
Jerry Jeffress ... electronics design (as Jerry L. Jeffress)
Gregory Jein ... chief model maker
David Jones ... special consultant (as David M. Jones)
Kevin Kelly ... special consultant
Tom Koester ... animation staff
Jim Lutes ... special consultant
Michael McMillen ... model maker
Bill Millar ... animation staff
Alvah J. Miller ... electronics design
Harry Moreau ... animator
Conne Morgan ... animation staff
Max Morgan ... camera operator (as Maxwell Morgan)
Barbara Morrison ... effects negative cutter
Dennis Muren ... mothership photography
Bruce Nicholson ... assistant cameraman
Ron Peterson ... camera operator
George Polkinghorne ... mechanical special effects
George Randle ... special consultant
Marcia Reed ... still photography (as Marcia Reid)
Peter Regla ... electronics design
Ray Rich ... key grip
Eldon Rickman ... camera operator
Richard Rippel ... assistant cameraman
Larry Robinson ... special visual effects coordinator
Peggy Rosson ... production accountant
John Russell ... camera and mechanical design
Jeff Shapiro ... special consultant
Robert Shepherd ... project manager: effects unit
Dan Slater ... electronics design
Steven Spielberg ... visual effects concepts
Scott Squires ... assistant cameraman
David K. Stewart ... UFO photography (as Dave Stewart)
Robert Swarthe ... animation supervisor
Ken Swenson ... model maker (as Kenneth Swenson)
Don Trumbull ... camera and mechanical design
Douglas Trumbull ... special photographic effects
Jor Van Kline ... model maker
Robert E. Worthington ... model maker (as Robert Worthington)
Hoyt Yeatman ... project assistant
Matthew Yuricich ... matte artist
Richard Yuricich ... director of photography: photographic effects
Larry Albright ... mothership neonlight effects designer (uncredited)
Peter Anderson ... additional model photography (uncredited) / model and minature electronics (uncredited)
Don Baker ... additional effects photography (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Thane Berti ... visual effects (uncredited)
Kathryn Campbell ... visual effects editor (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Leslie Ekker ... animator (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Gregory L. McMurry ... visual effects technician (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Mike Peed ... animation photography (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Christopher S. Ross ... model maker (1980 special edition: mothership interior) (uncredited)
Jonathan Seay ... visual effects camera (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Scott Squires ... developer: cloud tank (uncredited)
Mitch Suskin ... model maker (1980 special version) (uncredited)
Robert Swarthe ... visual effects supervisor (1980 special edition: inside mother ship) (uncredited)

Stunts 

Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunt coordinator
Bobby Bass ... stunts (uncredited)
Craig R. Baxley ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jerry Brutsche ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Steven Burnett ... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Joe Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Stephen Powers ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

John A. Alonzo ... additional director of photography (as John Alonzo)
Jim Coe ... still photographer
William A. Fraker ... director of photography: additional American scenes
Earl Gilbert ... gaffer
László Kovács ... additional director of photography (as Laszlo Kovacs)
'Fast' Eddie Mahler ... video technician
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Steven Poster ... director of photography: second unit (as Steve Poster)
Douglas Slocombe ... director of photography: India sequence
Peter Sorel ... still photographer (as Pete Sorel)
Pete Turner ... still photographer
Michael C. Butler ... additional photography (1980 special edition: inside mother ship) (uncredited)
Richard E. Cunha ... additional photography (uncredited)
Allen Daviau ... additional photography (1980 special edition: Gobi Desert sequence) (uncredited)
Jim Dickson ... additional photography (uncredited)
Norman Lang ... electrician (uncredited)
Mike Laurance ... camera operator: additional photography (uncredited)
Rexford L. Metz ... additional photography: second unit (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... dolly grip (uncredited)
Frank Stanley ... additional director of photography (uncredited)
Robin Vidgeon ... focus puller: India (uncredited)
Chic Waterson ... camera operator: India (uncredited)
Joseph Westheimer ... additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Sally Dennison ... additional casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

James Linn ... wardrobe supervisor (as Jim Linn)

Editorial Department 

Charles Bornstein ... assistant film editor
Bob McMillian ... color consultant (as Robert M. McMillian)
Geoffrey Rowland ... assistant film editor

Music Department 

John Neal ... music scoring mixer
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba soloist (uncredited)
Tom Raney ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Paul Salamunovich ... vocalist: harmonic chanting (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jim Self ... musician: tuba, voice of the mother ship (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jerry Williams ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Bill Bethea ... transportation
Chris Haynes ... production driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Judy Bornstein ... second assistant to producers
Charlsie Bryant ... script supervisor
Patrick Burns ... production staff (as Pat Burns)
Colin Cantwell ... technical dialogue
Kendall Cooper ... assistant to producers
Al Ebner ... publicist
H.L. Edwards ... during the filming of all animal sequences, Veterinarian of Gillette, Wyoming was in attendance at all times to aid the filmmakers and the anesthetist in proper treatment of the animals used
Rick Fields ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Janet Healy ... production staff
J. Allen Hynek ... technical advisor (as Dr. J. Allen Hynek)
Joe O'Har ... location manager
Dan Perri ... title designer
Gail Siemers ... production secretary
Steve Warner ... location auditor
Murray Weissman ... publicist
Seth Winston ... intern: AFI
Noreen Beasley ... dialogue translator: French for F. Truffaut (uncredited)
Norman Brokaw ... production counsel (uncredited)
Norman Garey ... production counsel (uncredited)
Steve Hinton ... pilot (uncredited)
Pat Kingsley ... publicist (uncredited)
Kevin Von Feldt ... assistant: Clark Paylow (uncredited)

Thanks 

Johnny Mathis ... special thanks
Crew verified as complete

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