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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Scene 17

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Scene 17

Scene 17

  • Jillian is harassed by reporters who want a quote for the 6 o'clock news regarding the statement she gave to the police.
  • The Air Force holds a press conference to discuss the UFO phenomenon with the press and believers.
  • The Air Force's official stance is that there are no UFOs. At one point, a man mentions he saw Bigfoot once.
  • The press conference goes off the rails after that and Roy draws the mountain shape on his newspaper, snapping the pencil in frustration.

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