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Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.
The Steven Spielberg film follows Roy Neary, a middle-class man who lives in rural Indiana, after his mysterious encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO).
The humans and aliens communicate by using music. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards.