Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Script

Are we the first?

What do you say?

Are we the first to arrive here?

What is he saying? I don't know.

Are we the first?

Yes you are.

We are the first to be here?

Is the interpreter with you?

I'm not a professional interpreter.

My occupation is cartography.

I'm a mapmaker.

Can you translate French into English and English into French?

Yes, I explained to the team leader in Villa Hermosa.

I'm just a little taken by surprise.

Are you Mr Loglin?


Oh, Laughlin. Sorry.

Congratulation. Thank you.

They're all there! All of them!

Check for landing marks!

I wants the factory numbers off the engine blocks!

Mr. Lacombe wants the numbers off the engine blocks!



Number 445529, check!

Approximately, 46 gallons in the right tank!

447149, check!

Will you please tell me something? What the hell is happening here?

It's flight number 19! 19 what?

It's that training mission from the naval air station at Fort Lauderdale.

They were doing target runs on an old hulk.

Who flies crates like these anymore?

No one!

These planes were reported missing in 1945.

But it looks brand-new!

Where's the pilot?

I don't understand!

Where's the crew? Hey?

How the hell did it get here?

This is the old man who saw!

No. No I don't understand Spanish.

You speak Spanish?

You speak Spanish?

Tell what happened!

The old man saw it all last night!

He says this guy's local.

He was here last night. He saw it happen.

He was here last night. He saw it happen.

Tell me what you saw!

What happened?

What happened?

How long are you going to be sitting here?

Do you live around here?

Old man, tell me!


Look he's sunburnt, poor man.

El sol salió anoche y me cantó.

El sol salió anoche y me cantó.

He says the sun came out last night.

He says it sang to him.

He says the sun came here yesterday night.

And sang to him.

TWA 471 contact 134.4.

Harry, keep an eye on that point-out I gave you.

He's on 122.5.

I'll be right back.

Indianapolis Center, you have any traffic for Air East 31?

Air East 31, negative.

The only traffic I have is a TWA L-1011 in your, 6 o'clock position, position range 15 miles.

And an Allegheny DC-9 in your 12 o'clock position, 50 miles.

Stand by. I'll take a look at broadband, over.

Air East 31 has traffic, 2 o'clock, slightly above and descending.

Air East 31, roger.

I have a primary target about that position now.

I have no known high-altitude traffic.

Stand by, one. I'll check low, over.

Vic, will you check low altitude and see if they know who this is?

Center, Air East 31.

The traffic's not lower than us.

He's 1 o'clock now, still above me and descending.

Air East 31, can you say aircraft type?

Negative, Center, no distinct outline.

To tell you the truth, the target is rather brilliant.

It has the brightest anti-collision lights. I think I've ever seen.

Alternating white to red.

Colors are a little striking.

Center, this is TWA 517.

Traffic now looks like extra-bright landing lights.

I thought Air East had his landing lights on.

It could be a satellite.

Air East 31, I have a primary target now in your 10 o'clock position, five miles, over.

Affirmative, 31.

The traffic is proceeding northeast. No altitude readout.

Roger, Center. It doesn't appear he's gonna be a problem.

He's in a descent about 1500 feet below me.

Wait a second!

Stand by, one.

Ok, Center, Air East 31. The traffic has turned.

He's heading right for my windshield.

We're turning away immediately and leaving flight level 350 now.

Air East 31, descend and maintain flight level 310.

Break, Allegheny 444, turn right 30 degrees...

Get on the horn to the 45th Recon Wing. See what the hell they could be testing up there.

Do you have test operations in restricted area 2508?

Air East 31, roger.

Traffic is quite luminous and exhibiting non-ballistic motion. Over Roger. EA31 continue descent at your discretion. Over.

Ok, Center. Descent at pilot's discretion is approved.

The traffic is approaching head-on, ultra-bright and really moving.

And right by us! Right now! Now that was really close.

Air East 31 is out of 340. The trafic...

Ask them if they want to report officially.

TWA 517, do you want to report a UFO? Over.

TWA 517, do you want to report a UFO? Over.

Negative. We don't want to report.

Air East 31, do you wish to file a report a UFO? Over.

Negative. We don't want to report one of those either.

Air East 31, do you wish to file a report of any kind? Over.

I would not know what kind of report to file, Center.

Air East 31, me neither.

I'll try to track traffic to destination, over.







Dad... do my problems for me.

I don't have to do your problems for you.

You do your problems for you.

That's why I graduated, so I don't have to do problems.

I don't understand these fractions.

Alright. What's one-third of 60?

That's a fraction. I don't understand them.

Alright, look.

Let's say... that, this boxcar is 60 feet long.

Ok? Ok.

And one-third is across this switch here.



And now another train is coming.

Now, how far do you have to move this boxcar off the track so that the other train doesn't smash it?

Quickly Brad, there are thousands of lives at stake.

Brad, any answer.


Remember last weekend, you promised everybody a movie this weekend?


And you also promised Goofy Golf.

Oh yeah.

Roy, what is all this stuff on my table?

I thought I told you this was for my stuff this table.

I mean, you can have that table.

I don't want this on my breakfast table.

This can cause tetanus!

What is this? Hey, you know what's playing in town?

Pinocchio! I don't want...

The kids have never seen Pinocchio.

You guys have never seen Pinocchio. You're in luck.

I don't believe this.

Who wants to go see some dumb cartoon, rated G for kids?

How old are you? Eight.

You want to be 9? Yeah.

Then you're gonna see Pinocchio tomorrow night.

Roy, that is a wonderful way to win over your children.

I'm not serious.

I'm just saying that I grew up with Pinocchio.

And if kids are still kids, they're gonna eat it up.


Ok, I'm wrong. I'm wrong. I'm wrong Roy, alright?

Toby! You are close to death!

Come out here!



I'm gonna give you your choice, I'm not gonna be biased in any way.

Tomorrow night you can either play Goofy Golf, which means a lot of waiting and shoving and pushing and probably getting a zero, or you can see Pinocchio, which is a lot of furry animals and magic and you'll have a wonderful time.


Now let's vote.


Alright, everybody to bed!

No way! Bed.

Dad said we could finish watching The Ten Commandments!

Flip that, Toby.

Roy, that movie is four hours long.

I told them they'd watch only five commandments.

Hello. Hi, Ronnie, it's Earl.

Hi Earl. We got a big problem coming your way.

What? I need your old man in the field right now!

Oh, you know Roy can't drive at night without me.

Tell him we're experiencing an overall outage.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, I can't... Hey honey!

Jiminy Cricket.

It's Earl on the phone.

Hello. Neary.

Get into your truck and report to line A off area 10 in Tolono.

We're losing power across the grid.

Has the outage hit you yet?

Neary. Neary. Yeah!


Hey! Lights!

Hey! Hey! Lights!




I'm lost.

Go ahead.

Responding in a...

You're gonna cough up a little Tolono, right?

Cough up a Tolono or an interstate. Highway 90.

A little familiar landmark of some sort.

Cornbread Road, south of 20. Cornbread?

Power must have been restored up there.

Couple hundred neighbors in their P.J.s think it's Saturday night out here.

Dispatch, this is 411.

Do you want me to disregard that Tolono call?

You're in the middle of the road, jackass!

Can you tell me where Cornbread is?


A-34... A-34... F-27.

M-Mary-10 through M-Mary-12.

Ok. Ten-47 It's meaningless so far.

Ok, come on.

Alright, let's see.

Stoppage in the single circuits will lead you right to nowhere.


Unit 211, 10-30, five, sev...

Oh, shit!

Unit 10-11, I'm back up on the street.

What do you guys got out there?

I don't believe this!

My God, it's bigger than a house.

Shaped like a barn.

This is absolutely crazy.

Just off the Telemark Expressway and east toward Harper Valley.



Watch it!

I'd say about four football fields.

Oh, my God!



Are you ok?

I'm sorry. I... I didn't even see him.

He was just standing right in the middle of the road.


Oh, my God. Hello.


What's the matter with you? Here.!

Play with me.

Barry, come back here. Come on, now.

Ice cream!

This is nuts.

Wait a minute!

What are you guys doing? Hey!

That's Ohio! That's a quarter!

Jesus bro, look at that.

Look at those suckers. They're glued to the road!

Wake up!

Honey, Ronnie.

Wake up! You're not gonna believe what I saw!

Ronnie. No, don't.

Not now. No listen, Ronnie.

Ronnie. I never would have believed it!

There was this...

In the cab there was this whole...

It went... It was... There was a red whoosh that...

It was... Roy.

Ike called you.


McGovern, they want you to call right away. No, no, no.

They said they couldn't reach you.

I turned the radio off.

Shouldn't do that. The phone rang off the hook.

It woke Sylvia up two times already.

And I think you'd better call them.

You know those pictures in The National Geographic about, the aurora borealis?

This is better than that.

That's is brilliant. Come on!

Come on, Ronnie, get up. Come on!

No Roy what's wrong?

Nothing wrong, I don't know Ronnie. Get up! I'm not kidding.

Come on! Come on! Is it an accident?

No it's not an accident. You wanted get out of the house, right?

Not at 4:00 in the morning.


I need you to see something with me.

It's really important.

Ok. Alright.

What about the kids?

What? Oh, the kids! I'll get the kids.

Sylvia. Come on! We're going on an adventure.

Toby! Brad! Come on! Get up. Up! Both. Come on!

It's better than Goofy Golf! Come on!

I'm going as fast as I can!

Come on.

Alright. Alright.

Oh, Hi, Mrs. Harris.

Roy, there is Mrs. Harris.

There better be a very good reason for us doing this, because it doesn't make any sense.

Alright, Roy. I really think you've proved your point Roy.



Roy! You're sunburned. Look at you.

Honey, what is that?

Roy, what did it look like?

It was like an ice-cream cone.

What flavor?


It was orange and it wasn't like an ice-cream cone it was...

It was more like a shell. You know like this.

Like a taco?

Was it like, was it like one of those Sara Lee... moon-shaped cookies those...

Those, crescent cookies...

Don't you think I'm taking this really well?

I remember when we used to come to places like this, just to look at each other.


I don't believe it.

I don't believe it!

Here it is. I don't believe it.

It's the Cotopaxi.

Why is it here?

Beats the shit out of me.

Is this the bathroom?

Hey. This is not your toy to play with every time I turn around.

He looks like a 50/50 Bar.

Alright, out of this house. All of you. Out of my house.

I'm. I'm sorry, but you're not to play with this ever.

Get out!

While I clean up your mess!

Thank you very much.

Hey Roy, I found this overnight tanning stuff.

And I want you to spray it on half your face, so it's all one color.

It makes my face look yellow. What does this remind you of, Ronnie?

Alright, then we'll tell everybody that you fell asleep under the sun lamp on your right side.

What for?

Dad, can I ask you a question? What?

Are they for real?

That's what for.

No, they are not for real.

Now I want you to go outside and have a hot dog, ok?

Ronnie, don't tell him that.

Roy look, don't talk about this until you know what you're talking about, ok.

Ronnie, that's crazy.

If I can't talk about it, how will I know what's going on?


Mom, I believe in them.

I believe in them too.

Oh no, you don't.

Dad says we do.

No, he does not.

Do you, Roy?

Ronnie, all I want to do is, is, is know what's going on.

What's nothing going on!

It's just one of those things.

Which things? Which things?

I don't wanna hear about this anymore. Ronnie this is very important!

I'm not just gonna let it lay here.

I'm gonna call somebody about this!

There is nothing... I'm not listening.


I saw something last night that I can't explain.

I saw something last night I can't explain.

I'm going out there again tonight you know.

No, you're not.

Yes, I am.

No, you're not.

Yes, I am.

No, you're not.

Do they live on the moon?

They got bases on the moon, so at night, they can come through your window.


This isn't a moon burn, you know goddamn it!

You live on the moon.

I saw, you came through my window last. You hurt me!

You took all my covers. Roy's not like that.

Liar! He loves his work.

Don't say that!

What did he do? He was with us all night!

Ronnie, I won't have to go tonight.

He is not like that at all!

I don't believe it.

Stop yelling at me!

Well, can't you tell him about this?


I can't believe it.

Roy... you got fired.

They didn't even wanna talk to you.

Where were the sounds coming from?

Ask him where come these sounds.

Where did these sounds come from? Tell us, please.

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.

Do you speak French?

Well, I beg your pardon, my English is not good too.

I want to share with you now, the breakthrough that happened in India.

We think it means something.

We think it is important.

To help you learn, I am using the hand sign created by Zoltán Kodály.

Kodály developed these signs, to teach music to deaf children.

So this is the first sound.

Please first sound.

Second sound.

Third sound.

Fourth sound, this is same thing.

And the fifth, who is that the last.

And now all together.




Oh hi, how are you?

Hey you came here too?

Yes. Jillian Guiler.

Roy Neary. I am sorry about what happened with the kid.

I didn't realize... Good night!


Look at you.

You got the same burn.

Oh, yeah but...

You, you it's better on you. You got it all over at least.

I got to tan the other side tonight.

How's the kid? I'm really sorry.

I'll be right back.

Raise up your head a bit and give me a smile.

Come on, son.

Hey he's a little young for a record, don't you think?


I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday, on the road...

I've been seeing this shape.

In shaving cream and pillows...

Damn it, I know this!

I know what this is.

This means something.

This is important.

Here they come!

Get the camera!

Out of the northwest!

Jimmy, come here.

It's like Halloween for grownups.

Trick or treat.

Wait a minute!

Here are the patterns.

We just received two 15 minute broadcasts.

This non-random signals?

104 rapid pulses. After a 5 second interval, 40 pulses.

Another 5 second break, and 30 pulses.

60 seconds of silence and then an entirely new set of numbers.

40, break 5. 36, break 5. 10.

104 rapid pulses. Lord!

Wait 60 seconds and the whole doggone thing repeats.

Where are the signals from? Right in the neighborhood.

Light-travel time, roughly 7 seconds.

It's well within the plane of the ecliptic.

Are these non-random signals here, 40, 36, 10, in response to that?

No they should be.

We've been sending out this musical combination for weeks.

But all we're getting back are numbers.

This could mean the India sounds... reached a dead end.

They don't mean a thing.

There's still so much that we don't know.

How about where the signals originate?

Excuse me.

What letter is 104?

Excuse me.

Before I got paid to speak French...


I used to read maps.

This first number is a longitude.

Oh yeah.

Two sets of three numbers.

Degrees, minutes and seconds.

And the first number has three digits, and the last two are below 60.

Obviously it's not in the right ascension and declination on the sky.

These have to be Earth coordinates.

Surely somebody help. There's a globe in the commissary office.

This is what we need.

Maybe there is a release pin underneath here.

That's a $2500 globe! What are you guys doing?

It's heavy, watch your feet.

No, the first group. Ok.

Come on, come on.

Ok. Easy.


Everybody, quiet down!

Hold it down! Quiet!

The antenna. How dumb!

Which way's it pointing? Northeast, Robert.

That's Wyoming. Continuing and...

We're going to need a geodetic survey map of Wyoming.

I want this down to the square yard.

The Army has a geodetic survey map of Wyoming.



I receive some information now, listen!




Oh, my God!

You can come and play now.

You can come and play now.

Come in through the door.

One. Two. Three.

Oh, honey.

Mom, look! The sun's here!

Oh, honey.

Oh, my God!

Go away!

Clean everything up!

Mom, let me listen! Wait a minute. Wait.

Mom, look!

Come in through the door.



Jillian! Jillian!

May we have a statement please?

The report you gave to the police was spectacular.

We need it for the 6:00 news.


Mrs. Guiler...

They got him.


Is it true you're leaving the state to look for your son?

Has there been a ransom note? Where would you start looking?

His name is Barry.

Where is your husband now, Mrs. Guiler?

Miss Guiler, are you involved in any kind of parapsychologies?

Turn around, please. We would like you turn around!

Please. Please. Turn around, please.

You gave the police a report.

Would you mind repeating it for the television?

That's very funny. I don't think...

Folks, you can go in now.

Room 3655.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a flying saucer.

That's the one I saw!

I swear that's the same one! It's the one I saw!

It's made of pewter, made in Japan, and thrown across the lawn by one of my children.

I just wanted to point out, that to you to show that we're not all polished brass about this thing.

And also to make a point that, last year Americans shot more than seven billion photographs... at a record of $6.6 billion for film equipment and processing.

Now, with all those shutters clicking, where is the indisputable photographic evidence?

Major Benchley.

I've been in the news business for a long time.

And our cameras have never been able to take a picture of a plane crash as it actually happened or an automobile accident and get it on the 6:00 news.

That's right! That's right..

They have fancy lights. I've seen them.

Now there are all kinds of ideas that would be fun to believe in.

Mental telepathy... time travel... immortality... even Santa Claus.

I know it's no fun to go home and say, Guess what happened today?

I was in the shopping center, there was this tremendously bright light and I rushed outside... and it was an airplane.

Excuse me, sir...

I didn't want to see this.

I sure wish I had.

You know for 15 years I've been looking, for these damn silly lights in the night sky.

I've never found any.

I'd like to, because I believe in life elsewhere.

Why don't you guys just admit that the Air Force is conducting secret tests in the Foothills area?

It would be easy to say yes to that.

But I'm not going to mislead you.

This is not the case.

To tell you the truth I don't know what you saw.

You can't fool us by agreeing with us.

No, no. Hey, no, no. Come on. Come on.

I saw Bigfoot once.


Back in Sequoia National park.

Had a foot on her, 37 inches. Heel to toe.

Made a sound I would not want to hear twice in my life.

I believe I've encountered that gentleman myself.

I was sitting on the porch one night, looking through the screen.

I seen this big white dot in the sky.

It turned red and blue and green.

And further it got away, it just kept pulsating more and more and more.

UFOs do not represent a direct physical threat to national security.

We do not support them, and we encourage you not to.

Let's get in touch with the forest service, or we'll end up in a wilderness area with vehicular traffic.

And that's strictly sacred-cow stuff for those folks in Wyoming.

If this mission fully develops...

I get white knuckles thinking about, what might be ahead for those folks.

No. No don't say that... Your flight will be at 20:00 hours.

We have a limo that'll take you to the heliport now.

And of course the transportation will be provided on the other end.

I still like the flash-flood idea. Where you gonna get the water?

We've had about two inches of rain...

We can do a survey of dams and reservoirs in the area, and tell them what one's gonna burst.

Besides, there is not enough water in those reservoirs.

Wait, wait. Contaminated water.

Affects people, crops, animals.


Yeah, epidemic. What kind of disease?

A plague epidemic.

Nobody's gonna believe a plague in this day and age.

Anthrax. Ranching country.

Yes. There are a lot of sheep in the hills.

That's good. That's good. I like that.

It'll create a panic but it may not evacuate everybody.

There's always some joker who thinks he's immune.

What I need is something so scary, it'll clear 300 square miles of every living Christian soul.

Help yourself.

I hate these potatoes.

There's a dead fly in my potatoes.

It's ok.

Well, I guess you've noticed... something... is a little strange with Dad.

It's ok, though.

I'm still Dad.

I can't describe it, what I'm feeling... and what I'm thinking.

This means something.

This is important.

That's not right.

It's not right.

That's not right.

What is it?

What is it?

It's not fair.

Tell me.

Open the door, please.




Open this door!

Open this door!


I don't think I know what's happening to me.

Look, Roy.

What it is, is family therapy.

We. I mean, we all go.

We, we all talk.

We. No one is singled out.

And maybe it's not your fault anyway.

It's waterproof. It still works.

Roy! Promise me you'll go!

Please. You crybaby! You crybaby!

You crybaby!

You crybaby! You crybaby! Get out of here!

Get out!

Get out! Come on, you guys.

You crybaby!

You crybaby!

Be quiet! Stop it!

I don't understand what this is!

Well, neither do I. Get out!

Go to your room and close the door.

Ronnie? Yes.

I'm really scared.

I want you to help me.

All this bullshit!

It's turning this house upside down!

Ronnie. I just hate you, that's why!

Ronnie. Ronnie. No!


Just hold it. No.

Just put your arms around me and it'll really help me.

It'll really help me.

Listen, listen, listen! Ronnie.

Don't you see what's happening? What's happening?

None of our friends call us anymore! Ronnie.

You're out of work! You don't care! Just a small...

You're ruining us!

You're ruining us!

Ronnie, just hold on. No!


Hold on.



Ronnie, open the door now. Come on.

Well, what do you know? It's disintegrated.

Happy birthday, you thing from another world, you.

Oh, thank you.

Well, I guess he's had enough.

Are you going to yell at me?


Everything's fine.

All this stuff is coming down.

It's all gonna be like it was.

That's the last straw!

Now I use my secret weapon!

Roy, I'm sorry about last night.



Roy, what are you doing?




The plants are fine there!

Roy can you hear me?


Wait! What are you doing?

You're gonna love it!

What do you mean? You'll really love this.

Roy, what are you doing?

Oh, Roy!

My God!

Come on, men!

Dad, after this, can we throw dirt in my window?


Stop it. Honey!

If I don't do this, that's when I'm gonna need a doctor.

Roy! What are you doing?

I got it. What are you doing?

I figured it out, that's all. Will you just listen?


Ronnie, look.

You ever look at something when it's crazy, and then you look at it in another way and it's not crazy.

You know. No, I haven't know.

Come on, Ronnie. Just listen.

I don't know what you're doing. It's just, close your eyes for five minutes.

Close your eyes and hold your breath.

No! Everything will be really pretty.


You're scaring us now.

Don't be scared.

Just don't be scared. I feel really good.

Everything's gonna be alright.

I haven't felt this good in years.

Everything's gonna be ok. I can feel it.

Now what else? What else? Like this? Like this?


Like this?

Chicken wire.

Whatever you're doing, it's against the law!

He's putting it back, Mrs. Harris.

I'll pay you for this.

Take it. Take it.

I'm perfectly fine.

Let go of this fence, right now. You come with me.

Do you want me to hit you? You let go of that fence!

Toby! Listen to me. Listen to me.

Please come on, right now. We're going.

Come on, come on.

I want to stay here! Let go of the fence! Come on.



Where we going?

Where we going?

Where are we going? Just get in the car.

Where are we going? Quietly, quickly, get in.

Where are we going? Get in there, Toby.


Dad needs some more help! Lock the doors! Lock the doors!


Dad needs some more help!

Quiet! Just lock the doors.

Honey! Roll up those windows.

This is dirt. Dad needs some more help!

Honey, where you going?

What? Where are you going?

Taking the kids to my sister's.

That's crazy. You're not even dressed.


You said what?

Ronnie, wait!

Ronnie, hold it. Hold it. Wait.

Hold it.

Will you hold it one minute?


What is wrong with me today?

Who is it, please?

It's the mailman.

There's a package for Julie Anderson.

You can just leave it at the door!

I can't do that. I'm supposed to C.O.D.

Like that.

And besides... you and I have to have a little talk... about Kim.

Like sands through the hourglass, So are the Days of Our Lives.

Here comes the king

Here comes the king

Here comes the big number one

Here comes the king

Budweiser beer ♪ ♪ The king is second to none

When you say Bud you said it all

Let's hear the call

Just say Budweiser ♪ ♪ You've said it all

When you say Bud you said it all

Here comes the king Good evening.

At the top of the news tonight.

A rail disaster.

At Devil's Tower, Wyoming, a train loaded with a dangerous chemical gas went off the rails, and has forced the widest area evacuation, in the history of these controversial army rail shipments.

Fortunately, Whenever you want me to.

Much of the surrounding area Tomorrow is fine.

Has been closed to the public for three weeks for renovation to the national park there. I can do other things.

We go now at Devils Tower, Wyoming, I'm trying to be.

For a live report.

Yes, I am.

The Army and National Guard units are supervising the evacuation.

It is estimated that from 35 I am an adult, ok?

To 50 thousand people are affected. Even though there is no such thing.

The families that have been dislocated, It was a joke!

Have been assured that the danger will be over, within seventy-two hours.

We've seen the Army here, Ronnie, the Corps of Engineers, anything you want.

And the Chemical Engineers.

Anything you want, I'll do.

For how long?

Once the toxic concentration All of you?

Is down to fifty parts per million, No.

Then the danger will be past. Ronnie, This means that the park's residents, I want to talk about this in person.

Will be back in their own homes This is not... by the weekend. Of course, it's small We can't talk about this on the telephone.

Consolation to the livestock in the area, Alright.

Ronnie! Don't...

Don't hang up! Just don't... remain unaffected.

This means, order your steak well-done, Walter.

Devil's Tower, Wyoming, was the first national monument, erected in this country by Theodore Roosevelt in 1915.

Thousands of civilian refugees are fleeing the area, spurred on by rumors that the seven tanker cars, that overturned at Walkashi Junction were filled to capacity with GM nerve gas.

In just a few minutes, we're going to be... the annual surge boasts 400,000 vacationers. and fortunately, during this mishap, there have been no fatalities.

Forced to evacuate this area, which in a few minutes it's going to be known as the hot zone depending on the prevailing winds.

But as it is, this is as close to the disaster as we've been allowed to get.

Due to a strong prevailing north-south wind.

Army chemical engineers and the Wyoming National Guard, are making every effort to both contain the leaking toxins and evacuate an area ofalmost 200 square miles.

Everyone is being warned.

Stay out of the area.

Everyone, please, stay out of the area.

Ten thousands of others are homeless.

U.S. Army Materiel Command has issued these new area restrictions:

All roadways north of Crowheart on lnterstate 25.

All roads leading into the Grand Tetons west of Meteste.

All multilane undivided full traffic interchange.

Railroad, local and historic stage roads south of Cody and as far...

Why aren't there fat lines instead of these thin ones?

You're going the wrong way!

Turn back around.

Back this way.

Hey! What's the matter with you?

Yes, sir. Sorry, officer.

It's just a rental, officer. Just a rental.

My fault! My fault!

Starting with the letter F, as in Frank... to the letter J as in Jack... please find your way to the loading platform for immediate boarding.

And now, you're gonna be real disappointed and sorry if you don't have an early warning system, such as a bird, a gas mask.

Why, even my dog has a gas mask.

And any of you folks are worth more than a dog.




Do not chase the train. It's trying to pull away.

There's no immediate danger and no leak...






I don't care where you go, just get behind the barricade!

What are we doing?

Look, the only way to get back is cross-country.


We'll break through the fence.

Let's go. Alright, hold on. Hold on.

Watch out!

The police dragged the river for him.

I told them he wasn't in the river. He wasn't in the river.

Then they went around, to every house within five miles... looking inside, backyard refrigerators.

They asked if I'd seen any strangers in the neighbourhood.

I don't believe it's real.

I don't believe it's real!

It's real.

Let's get down there.

Get some gas and get down in there.

What are those?

Look, I guarantee you.

This whole thing is a put-on.

Oh damn!

Ok. Alright. What are you doing?

What do you guys want? Get your hands off me!

How are you feeling? I feel fine!

According to my birds, the only bad air out here is you guys farting around!

Going under.

Move them out! What's happening?

Let's go! What do you want?

Where are we going? Alright. Go to the van.

Where are you taking her?

Hold it!

Roy! Why can't we go together?

Watch your step, ma'am.


We have very little time, Mr. Neary.

This is Mr. Lacombe. Hello.

We need answers from you, that are honest, direct and to the point.

Where is Jillian?

Do you realize the danger that you and your friend have risked?

In coming here, you've exposed yourself to toxic gas.

Well, I'm alive.

We're talking.

This is true, Mr. Neary.

But if the prevailing winds were blowing from the south instead of the north... this conversation would not be taking place.

There's nothing wrong with the air.

What makes you say that?

I just know. There's nothing wrong with it.

Go outside and make me a liar.

Look. I wanna talk to the man in charge.

Mr. Lacombe is the highest authority.

He isn't even an American.

Mr. Neary, are you an artist or a painter?


Have you been hear? Hearing a persistent, ringing in your ears?

An agreeable ringing?


Having headaches, migraines?


An irritation in your eyes and your sinuses?


Do you have hives? Do you have allergies?

And burning on your face and on your body?

Yes. Who are you people?

Look at this.

I got one like it in my living room. Who are you people?

I'm thinking...

Yes he knows the mountain. Yes he knows.

Monsieur Neary, please, one more question.

Have you recently had a close encounter?

A close encounter with something very unusual?

Who are you people?

Mr Neary, please.

Look at the faces of these people.

Of these men and women, and tell me if you know them.

These people are strangers to you?

Yeah. Except for her.

And the two of you felt compelled to be here?

Yeah, you might say that.

But what did you expect to find?

An answer.

That's not crazy, is it?

I think we can put them in the helicopter with others, I will speak to Major Walsh.

Maybe we could verify his credibility.

No, I have a hunch, these people have been chosen at random.

It was them, not been others.

They are nothing special.

They were in the right place at the right time.

Ho... Ho... Ho... Hold it. Hold it, hold it, hold it.

Is that it?

Is that all you're gon... You're gonna ask me?

Well, I got a couple of thousand goddamn questions, you know?

I wanna speak to someone in charge.

I wanna lodge a complaint.

You have no right to make people crazy.

If you think I investigate every Walter Cronkite story there is?

If this is just nerve gas, how come I know everything in such detail?

I've never been here before.

How come I know so much?

What the hell is going on around here?

Who the hell are you people?

Is that it? Answer me!

I didn't come this far to get taken on any bus ride home!

Don't leave, don't leave until I get back, I want five minutes.

Five minutes. Five!

We're gonna hold for a couple of minutes.

You brought in 12 people to the decontamination camp, Instead of the evacuation centre where they belong.

Now, I'd like to know why.

Because this means something. Because this means something.

These people have come from all over their country,.

To a place they've been told will endanger their lives.

Why? Why?

Because somebody could be trying to subvert this whole operation by sending in fanatics and cultists and Christ knows what all.

Robert. Yes.

This is a small group of people...

who have shared a vision in common.


It's still a mystery to me, why they are here.

Even they do not know why.


Jillian! Don't! You'll be poisoned!

Listen, there is nothing wrong with the air around here.

The Army is getting us out of here because they don't want any witnesses.

But if the Army doesn't want us here, it's none of our business.

We only wanted to see the mountain. It was such a coincidence when I painted it.

You can take it off!

The air here is better than in Los Angeles.

Listen. Listen. How many of you people are for getting out of here?

I don't know what's happening either. And I must find out what's going on.

I believe that for every one of these anxious, anguished people who have come here this evening...

there must be hundreds more touched by the implanted vision who never made it this far.

Simply because they never watch the television.

Or perhaps they watched it, but never made the psychic connection.

It's a coincidence.

It's not scientific.

Listen to me, Major Walsh... it is an event sociological.

Hey! Wait a minute!

My name's Neary! Larry Butler!

How are you doing? I'm ok and you?

Fine, fine! That's good!

Everybody keep their masks on, until you're out of here and out of danger.

Listen, we want to get out of here! What's the matter with you?

Major Walsh. Major Walsh.

Yes, sir.

I'll have the rest of them off the mountain in one hour.

Major, I want you to use infrared, and get me a photo analysis of the northern face.

Yes sir, it's already been ordered.

Major Walsh, listen.

I don't like to do this. We're in enough trouble with these cattlemen already.

But if you can't get these folks off the mountain and out of the area by 2000 hours, start dusting with EZ-4.

What's EZ-4?

It's a sleep aerosol. Same stuff we used with the livestock.

Comes out of Riot Control.

They'll sleep for six hours and wake up with a headache, that's all.

We didn't choose this place. We didn't choose these people.

They were invited!

They belong here more than we.

I should not have given up jogging.

You see that notch in the corner of the mountain?

We can make that one in no time.

Here come three more.

The authority in this park, has been superseded by the United States government.

There's a ravine that leads straight up. I remember from my painting.

It's an easier climb. It faces northeast It's no good. It's no good when you get to the top, it's a 300-foot drop straight down.

Get down!

What do you think is down on the other side?

There's a box canyon, on the other side with ravines and trails, if you take this, gradual incline to the right.

I never imagined that.

In my painting I only painted one side.

There was no canyon in the doodles I made.

Next time try sculpturing.

They've given us a hell of a lot of credit.

That's a good hour's climb up there.

Come on, let's go.

The authority in this park, has been superseded by the United States government.

You are entering a military reservation, and subject to military law.

Call the bastard.

Bahama, this is pyramid. Over.

Go ahead.

Nothing to report at midstation.

Up ahead there is thousands of places to hide.

We'll need three times the men to cover this in one hour.

Get everybody off the northern face, and call the dark side of the moon, and tell them we're gonna dust.

Get down!

You are entering a military reservation... and subject to military law.


Larry, come on!

Larry! Don't let them see you! Get down!

They're just crop-dusting.

Los Angeles!

Larry! Don't stop!

Don't look back! Come on, come on!



We're only 10 feet from the top.

Just a few more feet! We can slide down the other side!


Come on, hurry. I'll come down.

Don't come down.

Come on. Come on!

Don't worry. We'll make it. Roy!

Come on. Come on. Move it. Move your ass!

Come on.

Roy, come on. Come on. Come on. Please, come on.


Hold it!

Jump! Jump!

Do you see that?

Oh, yes.


Is it on? Ok, check the speaker system here.

I want this up all the way.

Is this one live?

Are you reading me on this one?

One. Two. How about here?


Three on One.

Testing. Testing.

Ok, one, two, three, four.

Testing. Testing.

One, two, three, testing.

Gentlemen, ladies.

Take your positions, please.

This is not a drill.

I repeat, this is not a drill.

Could we have the lights in the arena down 60%, please?


I don't think we could ask for a more beautiful evening, do you?

Ok, watch the skies, please.

We now show uncorrelated targets approaching from the north-northwest.

We're the only ones who know. The only ones.

You see that?



All ground personnel not D-class approved, please evacuate the center approach marker.

Audio analysis personnel, behind the double yellow line.

LTC, stereo, time and resistance.

Auto ready?

Tone interpolation on interlock. Altitude and tabling.

ARP and interlock now.

Speed set at seven and a half.

All positive functions, standing by.

Go ahead.

Sunset. Go.

Ok. Start with the tone.

Tang. Go.

Up a full tone.

Down a major third.

Now drop an octave.

Cool blue. Go.

Up a perfect fifth.

Nothing. Nothing at all.

Give me a tone.

Re to the second. Up a full tone.

Mi to the third. Down a major third.

Do to the first. Drop an octave.

Do up a perfect fifth.

Sol to the fifth.


I know that.




Kick that mule!

What happen.

Let's go!

Faster. Faster!

It's not easy to express it. Ah yes, yes.

You understand, you understand I think.

How happy I am. Yes. Yes.

Yes me too, I am very happy tonight.

I'm very happy tonight.

Congratulations. Thank you.

Not a Merle Haggard, but it was great.

Mr. Lacombe?

What is it? What's happening?

What's coming?

I don't know but is beautifull.

Come on. Come on, let's go.

Keep down.

I would like to know?

They're talking way over my head.

Duck, duck!

Photo one.


Keep those reloads coming.


You want to see better? I can see fine.

We can't stay here.

I can.


Because Barry's not here.

I'm just not ready.

I can't, I can't stay here.

I've got to get down there.

I know.

This is data control to all personnel.

We monitor no biologic hazards.

Range safety clear.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God!

Holy shit.


There is a safety hazard zone... extending 25 meters from the ship.

Special teams are exempt and should be aware of low gravity.

Expect some dizziness, and look out for a static charge.

All departments at operational during this phase, signify by beeping twice.

If everything's ready here on the dark side of the moon,.

Play the five tones.

Give her six quavers, then pause.

She sent us four quavers, a group of five quavers, a group of four semiquavers.

All these phrases have in common are five signals.

I hope somebody's taking all this down. What are we saying to each other?

It seems they're trying to teach us a basic tonal vocabulary.

It's the first day of school, fellas.

Take everything from the lady. Follow her pattern note for note.

We have a translation airlock on their audio signal.

We're taking over this conversation now.

Let's go! Come on!

I am Claude Lacombe.

Frank Taylor.

Lieutenant, United States.

Navy Reserve, 064199.

Lieutenant, welcome home.

This way to debriefing.

Harry Ward Craig.

Captain, United States Navy.


Captain, would you come right this way?

Welcome back, Navy.

Welcome back.

Craig, Harry Ward.

Captain, United States Navy.


Disappeared off Chicken Shoals, flight 19.

Matthew McMichael, Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve.

0909411. Lieutenant.

Good to have you back.

Furlow, Otis B.

Lieutenant J.G., United States Navy.

They haven't even aged.

Einstein was right.

Einstein was probably one of them.

Erickson, David A.

Lieutenant J.G., United States Navy.


Henkle, Robert F.

Lieutenant J.G. United States Navy.

Monsieur Neary.

What do you want?

I just want to know that it's... really happening.

I went up in the air, and I saw our house.

I saw you going up in the air.

Did you see me running after you?

Yes. Yes.

Find me the executives, I need to talk to them Alright, now we have to talk.

He wants to speak about Mr. Neary's case.

Swensen, Matthew Daniel... reported missing April 1976.

Are they going away? Yes.

Wait a second, wait.

He says these are ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances.

Delores, Rudolph E.

Reported missing: December '51, Bisbee. Arizona.


Monsieur Neary.

I envy you.

Mr. Neary, I'm told we can count on your complete cooperation.

What type of blood do you have?

I don't know.

What's your date of birth?

December 4th, 1944.

Have you been inoculated against smallpox, diphtheria?

Is there any history of liver disease in your family?

May the Lord be praised at all times.

May God help us and grant us a happy journey.

Show us Your ways.

And lead us along Your paths.

God has given you His angels charge over you.

Grant these pilgrims, we pray, a happy journey, and peaceful days, so that with Your holy angel as a guide, they may safely reach their destination.