Joe Dante
Production Company

A Close Encounter leads to space travel for a group of teens.

Joe Dante brings his oddball sensibility to this tail of alien visitors. The joke of this is a good joke but unfortunately deflates the film, which is a pity 'cos the first half is so good.

The atmosphere of this film and the likes of Goonies is much emulated by Super 8.

12th July 1985

19th December 1986

19th October 2004

Ethan Hawke
Ben Crandall
River Phoenix
Wolfgang Mueller
Bobby Fite
Steve Jackson
Bradley Gregg
Steve Jackson's Gang
Georg Olden
Steve Jackson's Gang
Chance Schwass
Steve Jackson's Gang
Amanda Peterson
Lori Swenson
Danny Nucci
Nasty Kid at School
Jason Presson
Darren Woods
Dana Ivey
Freda Mueller
Taliesin Jaffe
Ludwig Müller
James Cromwell
Mr. Müller
Brooke Bundy
Science Teacher
Tricia Bartholome
Girl in Classroom
Eric Luke
Darren's Teacher
Robert Picardo
Karen Mayo-Chandler
Starkiller's Girlfriend
Robert F. Boyle
Starkiller's Girlfriend's Father
John P. Navin Jr.
Couple at Drive-In
Mary Hillstead
Couple at Drive-In
Simone Blue
Snack Bar Girl
Meshach Taylor
Gordon Miller
Dick Miller
Charlie Drake
Leslie Rickert
Frank Welker
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Fred Newman
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Joan Gerber
Special Vocal Effects (voice) (as Joanie Gerber)
Belinda Balaski
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Neil Ross
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Marilyn Schreffler
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Jane Kean
Bob Holt
Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Mary Kay Place
Mrs. Crandall

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