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Close Encounters 

Craig travels to Clinton, Ohio in hopes of bringing back his granddaughter. Ehrlich clashes with Caldwell over an unnecessary plastic surgery. Morrison goes against the US military by ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Laneuville

Writers:

Mark Tinker (developed by), John Masius (developed by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Flanders ... Dr. Donald Westphall
Norman Lloyd ... Dr. Daniel Auschlander
Ed Begley Jr. ... Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Stephen Furst ... Dr. Elliot Axelrod (credit only)
Mark Harmon ... Dr. Robert Caldwell
Eric Laneuville ... Luther Hawkins (credit only)
Howie Mandel ... Dr. Wayne Fiscus (credit only)
David Morse ... Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina Pickles ... Nurse Helen Rosenthal (credit only)
Denzel Washington ... Dr. Philip Chandler
William Daniels ... Dr. Mark Craig
Betty White ... Capt. Gloria Neal
Alfre Woodard ... Dr. Roxanne Turner
David Ackroyd ... Col. Chuck Cochrane
Jack Riley ... Elliot Carlin
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Storyline

Craig travels to Clinton, Ohio in hopes of bringing back his granddaughter. Ehrlich clashes with Caldwell over an unnecessary plastic surgery. Morrison goes against the US military by refusing to discharge an astronaut. John Doe #6 takes the identity of Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970). Written by SteveG

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode aired only five days after the Dallas (1978) episode of the same name: Dallas: Close Encounters (1985). See more »

Alternate Versions

The version currently streaming on Hulu replaces the theme songs heard while John Doe #6 switches through the television channels (see the Connections section for the original selection). They include Hill Street Blues, Newhart, and WKRP In Cincinnati. See more »

Connections

References The Milton Berle Show (1948) See more »

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