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Still shot from the movie: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

After Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) experiences a strange, close encounter (of a third kind) with an UFO, he is left with an oddly burned face and an unexplainable obsession for a particular shape. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 16 Nov 1977
Video Release: 11 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In this film Spielberg promotes the idea of following your dreams. One scene even includes several musical bars from the Disney theme song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” What was the price Neary paid to pursue his dream? What did it cost his family? Do you think that it was worth it?

On September 24, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt declared Devil’s Tower the first national monument of the United States. You can find more information on this interesting Wyoming landmark at http://www.all-abroad.com/stories/devil2.htm

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