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Writer:
Melissa Mathison (written by)
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Release Date:
11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home. See more »
Plot:
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 28 nominations See more »
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Still Blows Me Away to this Day See more (468 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dee Wallace ... Mary

Henry Thomas ... Elliott

Peter Coyote ... Keys

Robert MacNaughton ... Michael (as Robert Macnaughton)

Drew Barrymore ... Gertie
K.C. Martel ... Greg (as K. C. Martel)

Sean Frye ... Steve

C. Thomas Howell ... Tyler (as Tom Howell)

Erika Eleniak ... Pretty Girl
David M. O'Dell ... Schoolboy (as David O'Dell)
Richard Swingler ... Science Teacher
Frank Toth ... Policeman
Robert Barton ... Ultra Sound Man
Michael Darrell ... Van Man
David Berkson ... Medical Unit (as David Berkson M.D.)
David Carlberg ... Medical Unit (as David Carlberg Ph.D.)
Milt Kogan ... Medical Unit (as Milt Kogan M.D.)
Alexander Lampone ... Medical Unit (as Alexander Lampone M.D.)
Rhoda Makoff ... Medical Unit (as Rhoda Makoff M.D.)
Robert Murphy ... Medical Unit (as Robert Murphy M.D.)
Richard Pesavento ... Medical Unit (as Richard Pesavento M.D.)
Tom Sherry ... Medical Unit (as Tom Sherry M.D.)
Susan Cameron ... Medical Unit
Will Fowler Jr. ... Medical Unit
Barbara Hartnett ... Medical Unit
Diane Lampone ... Medical Unit (as Di Ann Lampone)
Mary Stein ... Medical Unit
Mitch Suskin ... Medical Unit (as Mitchell Suskin)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Grossman ... Government Agent (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Hellendall ... Student (uncredited)
Kevin Jessup ... Scientist (uncredited)
James Kahn ... Bearded Clipboard-Wielding Medical Unit Member (uncredited)

Michael Lepre ... Pizza Man (uncredited)

Anne Lockhart ... Nurse (uncredited)
Gary Ordog ... Medical Unit (uncredited)
Jonathan Wasserberger ... Medical Unit (uncredited)
Richard S. Weisman ... Medical Unit (uncredited)
Pat Welsh ... E.T. (voice) (uncredited)

Debra Winger ... Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steven Spielberg 
 
Writing credits
Melissa Mathison (written by)

Produced by
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Melissa Mathison .... associate producer
Steven Spielberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Allen Daviau (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Carol Littleton 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff 
 
Production Design by
James D. Bissell 
 
Set Decoration by
Jackie Carr 
 
Makeup Department
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Robert Sidell .... makeup artist
Jim Gillespie .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Martin Cohen .... executive in charge of post-production (2002 special edition)
Frank Marshall .... production supervisor
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... production manager (as Wallace Worsley)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Attias .... second assistant director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
John Flynn .... dga trainee
Glenn Randall Jr. .... second unit director (as Glenn Randall)
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Leslie Butcher .... greensman
Ernest Depew .... construction coordinator
Michael Dunn .... assistant propertyman
Russell Goble .... prop master
Eero Hautanen .... propmaker foreman
Jack Jennings .... propmaker foreman
Ralph McQuarrie .... space ship design: ILM
James Moss .... paint foreman
Craig Reardon .... special artistic consultant
Sandra Renfroe .... set dressing leadwoman
Clark Shindel .... labor foreman
William James Teegarden .... set designer (as William Teegarden)
Ed Verreaux .... production illustrator
John Villarino .... propmaker foreman
Ken Walker .... assistant propertyman
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Lauren Marems .... sculptor (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (as Raul Bruce)
Ben Burtt .... voice designer: E.T.
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... sound editor (2002 special edition) (as Norval Crutcher III)
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound effects editor
Laverne Dewberry .... adr recordist (2002 special edition)
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer
Louis L. Edemann .... sound effects editor
Richard C. Franklin .... sound effects editor (as Richard C. Franklin Jr.)
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor (2002 special edition)
Robert Glass .... re-recording mixer
Rick Kline .... re-recording mixer (2002 special edition)
Robert Knudson .... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nicholas Korda)
Andy Koyama .... re-recording mixer (2002 special edition)
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (2002 special edition)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... supervising sound editor (2002 special edition)
Bob McNabb .... adr editor (2002 special edition)
Bob McNabb .... dialogue editor (2002 special edition)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (2002 special edition) (as Alyson Moore)
Shawn Murphy .... re-recording mixer (2002 special edition)
Chuck Neely .... assistant sound editor
Charles Payne .... sound technician
David Pettijohn .... sound effects editor (as David A. Pettijohn)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (2002 special edition)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Hank Salerno .... adr editor
Norman B. Schwartz .... post-production dialogue
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (2002 special edition)
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer (2002 special edition)
Samuel Webb .... sound assistant (2002 special edition)
Joe DeAngelis .... sound recordist (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Lee Gilmore .... apprentice sound editor (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
William Hooper .... sound editor (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Avila .... operator: E.T.
Gary Crawford .... special effects assistant
Eugene Crum .... operator: E.T.
Beverly Hoffman .... designer: E.T. eyes
Dale L. Martin .... special effects coordinator (as Dale Martin)
Andrew Miller .... special effects assistant
Carlo Rambaldi .... creator: E.T.
Frank Schepler .... operator: E.T.
Robert Short .... additional effects: E.T.
Bob Townsend .... operator: E.T.
Steve Townsend .... technical supervisor: E.T.
Steven Willis .... operator: E.T. (as Steve Willis)
Robert E. Worthington .... special effects assistant (as Robert Worthington)
Richard Zarro .... operator: E.T.
Ronald Zarro .... operator: E.T.
 
Visual Effects by
Julie Adrianson-Neary .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Julie Adrianson)
Tim Alexander .... additional VFX supervision: ILM (2002 special edition)
Stephen Aplin .... digital modeler: ILM (2002 special edition)
Trang Bach .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Al Bailey .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Charles Bailey .... chief model maker: ILM (as Charlie Bailey)
Craig Barron .... matte photography assistant: ILM
Dennis Becker .... stage technician: ILM (2002 special edition)
David Berry .... optical printer operator: ILM
Rudi Bloss .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jessie Boberg .... model maker: ILM
Stella Bogh .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jean Bolte .... lead viewpaint artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Colin Brady .... animation supervisor (2002 special edition)
Barbara Brennan .... lead digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Marty Brenneis .... model electronics: ILM
Billy Brooks .... rebel unit artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Ronn Brown .... digital matte artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Dhyana Brummel .... technical support: ILM (2002 special edition)
Mark Buck .... model maker: ILM (2002 special edition)
Conrad Buff IV .... effects editorial supervisor: ILM (as Conrad Buff)
Laura Buff .... production accountant: ILM (as Laura Kaysen)
Mark Casey .... Sabre CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Mei-Ming Casino .... VFX production assistant: ILM (2002 special edition)
Dave Childers .... stage technician: ILM
Wade Childress .... equipment maintenance: ILM
Terry Chostner .... still photographer: ILM
Bob Chrisoulis .... optical technician: ILM
Mike Cochrane .... model maker: ILM (as Mike Cochrain)
Harold Cole .... stage technician: ILM
Kingston Cole .... VFX production assistant: ILM (2002 special edition)
Sam Comstock .... animation supervisor: ILM (as Samuel Comstock)
Caitlin Content .... lead Sabre CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Ryan Cook .... development CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jay Cooper .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Vince De Quattro .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Natalee Djokovic .... technical support: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jeff Doran .... compositing supervisor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Andrew Doucette .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Dick Dova .... stage technician: ILM
Don Dow .... camera operator: ILM
Selwyn Eddy .... camera assistant: ILM (as Selwyn Eddy III)
Camille Eden .... VFX production coordinator: ILM (2002 special edition)
John Ellis .... optical printer engineering: ILM
Mike Ellis .... scanning operator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Robert Elswit .... camera operator: ILM
Christopher Evans .... matte painting artist: ILM (as Chris Evans)
Bob Finley III .... stage technician: ILM (as Bobby Finley III)
Pat Fitzsimmons .... stage technician: ILM (as Patrick Fitzsimmons)
Jon Foreman .... model maker: ILM (2002 special edition)
Warren Franklin .... production coordinator: ILM
Miguel A. Fuertes .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Miguel Fuertes)
Joe Fulmer .... stage technician: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Joseph Fulmer)
Michael Fulmer .... chief model maker: ILM (as Mike Fulmer)
Ryan Galloway .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Tim Geideman .... optical technician: ILM
Bill George .... visual effects supervisor (2002 special edition)
Wayne Gilbert .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Derek Gillingham .... viewpaint artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Bill Gilman .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Maria Goodale .... digital plate restoration: ILM (2002 special edition)
Ralph Gordon .... optical printer line-up: ILM
Michele Gray .... digital plate restoration: ILM (2002 special edition)
Joanne Hafner .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
James Hagedorn .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Jim Hagedorn)
Michael J. Halsted .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Michael Halsted)
Andrew Hardaway .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Karl Herrmann .... camera assistant: ILM
Clark Higgins .... video assist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Robert Hill .... first assistant camera: ILM (2002 special edition)
Christina Hills .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Edward Hirsh .... stage technician: ILM
Greg Hyman .... visual effects editor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jerry Jeffress .... electronic systems design: ILM
Lars Jensvold .... VFX assistant editor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Samson Kao .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Russell Koonce .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Neil Krepela .... matte photography: ILM
Greg Kyle .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Gregory Kyle)
Geoffrey Lake .... greensman: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jeroen Lapre .... development CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Lenny Lee .... creature developer: ILM (2002 special edition)
Gary Leo .... model electronics: ILM
James Lim .... negative lineup: ILM (2002 special edition)
Sean MacKenzie .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jodie Maier .... 3D matchmover: ILM (2002 special edition)
Greg Maloney .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Scott Marshall .... model maker: ILM
Tia L. Marshall .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Tia Marshall)
Kevin Martel .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Marcel Martinez .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Michael J. McAlister .... effects cameraman: ILM (as Mike McAlister)
Roberto McGrath .... still lab technician: ILM
Glen McIntosh .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Richard McKay .... first assistant camera: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jennifer McKnew .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
John McLeod .... stage technician: ILM (as John McCleod)
Christopher Minos .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Ted Moehnke .... supervising stage technician: ILM (as T.E. Moehnke)
Jack Mongovan .... animator: ILM
David Manos Morris .... 3D matchmover: ILM (2002 special edition)
Thaine Morris .... stage technician: ILM
Dani Morrow .... 3D matchmove lead: ILM (2002 special edition)
Dennis Muren .... visual effects supervisor
Duncan Myers .... optical technician: ILM
Patrick T. Myers .... CG supervisor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Patrick Neary .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jennifer Maryam Nona .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Jennifer Nona)
Kerry Nordquist .... still lab technician: ILM
Michael Olague .... stage technician: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jeff Olson .... sequence producer: ILM (2002 special edition)
Frank Ordaz .... matte painting artist: ILM
Randy Ottenberg .... model maker: ILM
Michael Owens .... camera assistant: ILM (as Mike Owens)
Ease Owyeung .... model maker: ILM
Michael Pangrazio .... matte painting supervisor: ILM
Suzanne Pastor .... model maker: ILM
Mary Payne .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Lorne Peterson .... model shop supervisor: ILM
Magali Rigaudias .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Elsa Rodriguez .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Martin Rosenberg .... director of photography: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Marty Rosenberg)
Kimberly Ross .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Mark Russell .... visual effects coordinator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Trish Schutz-Krause .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Sandra Scott .... visual effects producer: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Sandra L. Scott)
Dave Sidley .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition) (as David Sidley)
Kenneth Smith .... digital color timing supervisor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Kenneth Smith .... optical photography supervisor: ILM (as Kenneth F. Smith)
Michael Smith .... equipment maintenance: ILM
Thomas G. Smith .... general manager: ILM (as Tom Smith)
Sharonne Solk .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Tom St. Amand .... go-motion figures: ILM
Damian Steel .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Michael Steffe .... model maker: ILM
Howard Stein .... effects editor: ILM
Sam Stewart .... digital plate restoration: ILM (2002 special edition)
Peter Stolz .... stage technician: ILM
David Sullivan .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Mitch Suskin .... optical effects coordinator (as Mitchell Suskin)
Pat Sweeney .... camera assistant: ILM (as Pat Sweeny)
Pat Sweeney .... director of photography: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Patrick Sweeney)
David Tanaka .... visual effects editor: ILM (2002 special edition)
Catherine Tate .... Sabre CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Lisa Todd .... VFX production coordinator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Peggy Tonkonogy .... animator: ILM
Alan Travis .... digital plate restoration: ILM (2002 special edition)
Pat Tubach .... digital compositor: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Patrick Tubach)
Jan Van Buyten .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
Michael Van Eps .... lead digital paint artist: ILM (2002 special edition) (as Mike Van Eps)
Laurie Vermont .... production coordinator: ILM
Eric Voegels .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Garry Waller .... animator: ILM
Andy Wang .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
David Washburn .... 3D matchmover: ILM (2002 special edition)
Erin West .... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM (2002 special edition)
Jamy Wheless .... animator: ILM (2002 special edition)
John Whisnant .... 3D matchmover: ILM (2002 special edition)
Gene Whiteman .... optical printer engineering: ILM
Terry Windell .... animator: ILM
Kris Brown .... visual effects engineer: ILM (uncredited)
Carey Burens .... visual effects assistant editor: ILM (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Zachary Cole .... technical support: ILM (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Peter Mitchell Rubin .... visual effects art director (uncredited) (2002 special edition)
Jeff Shank .... digital effects: ILM (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Marc Toscano .... CG artist: ILM (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
David Valentin .... visual effects production coordinator: ILM (2002 special edition) (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... motion control photographer: DQI (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunts (as Richard Butler)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (as Bennie Dobbins)
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Keith Harvey .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Bobby Porter .... stunts
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunts (as Glenn Randall)
Felix Silla .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allan Wyatt)
Bob Haro .... stunts (uncredited)
Kevin Jessup .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael R. Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Paul .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Capshaw .... lighting best boy
John J. Connor .... camera operator (as John Connor)
Rick Fee .... second assistant camera (as Richard Fee)
John Fleckenstein .... camera operator
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (as Donald Hartley)
Gene Kearney .... key grip
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Bob Munoz .... grip best boy
James Plannette .... gaffer
Steven Shaw .... first assistant camera
R. Michael De Chellis .... electrician (uncredited)
Ernest Holzman .... film loader (uncredited)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Moore .... assistant costumer (as Daniel Moore)
Deborah Lynn Scott .... costumer (as Deborah Scott)
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Katherine Dover .... additional costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter (as Dennis E. Brookins)
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (2002 special edition)
Bruce Cannon .... second assistant editor
Jeff Cava .... post-production associate (2002 special edition) (as Jeffrey Cava)
Patrick Crane .... editorial assistant (2002 special edition)
Sven E. Fahlgren .... post-production (2002 special edition) (as Sven E.M. Fahlgren)
Erica Frauman .... post-production (2002 special edition)
Alexander Garcia .... editorial assistant (2002 special edition) (as Alex Garcia)
Dana E. Glauberman .... editorial assistant (2002 special edition)
Kathleen Korth .... first assistant editor
Robert Raring .... color timer
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator
Kenneth Wannberg .... music editor (2002 special edition) (as Ken Wannberg)
Don McVay .... musician (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Angela Morley .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Newman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jim Self .... musician: tuba (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Feinblatt .... transportation captain
Eugene Schwartz .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Luke Bailey .... bike flight double (2002 special edition)
'Little Pat' Bilon .... special E.T. movement (as Pat Bilon)
Laurent Bouzereau .... research consultant (2002 special edition)
Michael J. Burmeister .... production associate (as Michael Burmeister)
Richard L. Calkins .... Harvey's owner/trainer
David Carlberg .... medical unit consultant (as David Carlberg Ph.D.)
Ryan Carney .... bike flight double (2002 special edition)
June Christopher .... additional voices (2002 special edition)
Matthew De Meritt .... special E.T. movement
Tamara De Treaux .... special E.T. movement
John Dentoni III .... bike flight double (2002 special edition)
Erin Donovan .... additional voices (2002 special edition)
Benjamin Dunn .... bike flight double (2002 special edition)
Denise Durham .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Sue Dwiggins .... production coordinator
Henry Feinberg .... communicator design
Lyla Foggia .... unit publicist
Jane Goe .... assistant accountant
Dennis Grisco .... animal talent
Art Kimbro .... additional voices (2002 special edition)
Adria Later .... teacher (as Adria Licklider)
Luisa Leschin .... additional voices (2002 special edition)
Phyllis Levin .... first aid
Nancy MacLean .... special E.T. movement
Jonathan Nichols .... additional voices (2002 special edition)
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service
Tina Palmer .... special E.T. movement
Janice Pober .... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Bonne Radford .... production accountant
Pattee Roedig .... representative: Cine Guarantors II (as Patricia Roedig)
Caprice Rothe .... E.T. movement coordinator
Patty Rumph .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Clay Savage .... additional voices (2002 special edition) (as Clay Thomas Savage)
Robert W. Scholler .... medical unit consultant
Eric Stief .... bike flight double (2002 special edition)
Richard Vane .... location services (as Dick Vane)
Esther Vivante .... script supervisor
Pam Ybarra .... special E.T. movement
Lance Young .... production associate
Socrates Buenger .... production assistant (uncredited)
Corey Burton .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Howie Hammerman .... voice: E.T. belch (uncredited)
Ken Mura .... voice: drunk E.T. vocalizations (uncredited)
Rob Paulsen .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Debra Winger .... voice: partially-retained E.T. temp track (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"E.T." - USA (short title)
"E.T." - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements (20th anniversary edition)
Runtime:
115 min | USA:120 min (extended version)
Country:
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (20th anniversary edition) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:PG (Alberta) (2002) | Canada:G (British Columbia) (2002) | Canada:PG (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2002) | Canada:F (Ontario) (video rating) (1996) (2002) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-8 | France:U | Hong Kong:I | Iceland:LH | Malaysia:U | Mexico:A | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) (20th anniversary edition) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1982) | Norway:12 | Norway:7 (20th anniversary special edition) | Peru:14 | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:G (20th anniversary edition) | Singapore:PG (original rating) | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | Sweden:7 (2001) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) (20th anniversary edition) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) (20th anniversary edition) | Switzerland:8 (canton of the Grisons) (20th anniversary edition) | UK:U | USA:PG (certificate #26717) (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #38656) (20th anniversary edition) | West Germany:6 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The working title for the film was "A Boy's Life". It was changed during production.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Elliott is given money and told to wait for the pizza guy outside, indicating the pizza has been ordered and on its way. But a line or two later, the boys ask him to make sure he orders lots of pepperoni and sausage. He is then seen outside meeting the driver at the foot of the driveway.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Steve:[reading dice] Five.
Michael:Oh, great.
Steve:So you got an arrow right in your chest.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Twilight Zone (Main Title)See more »

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What is 'E.T.' about?
What movie is ET watching when his powers are causing Elliott to re-enact the events?
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101 out of 138 people found the following review useful.
Still Blows Me Away to this Day, 7 May 2004
Author: squeezebox from United States

E.T. is one of my all time favorite movies. This movie blew me out of my seat as a kid, and still kills me every time I watch it. Only four or five movies have made me cry, much less sob uncontrollably. When I returned from seeing E.T. for the first time, I couldn't talk for the rest of the day. I laid in my bed and cried for about five hours.

The movie still makes tears well up in my eyes and gives me a lump in my throat. I still find it profoundly moving. It's heart-breakingly sad, yet phenomenally uplifting at the same time. I had no idea a movie could be so powerful when I saw this in the movies for the first time when I was eleven.

What I think makes E.T. so powerful for me now is the heart-wrenching way it has of making me long to be a kid again. I refuse to ever completely grow up, and my memories are my own, but man does this movie make me wish I was eleven again, when riding my bike was a pleasure, Matchbox cars were the greatest thing in the world, Halloween was a night of mystery and creepy fun I looked forward to all year, going to the movies was an adventure, and looking up at the stars could be a mind-blowing experience.

E.T. keeps those feeling alive for me. So do a lot of other things, but E.T. is the champ. As much as my cynical adult side may want to slap Steven Spielberg around sometimes, I would happily give him a hug for his timeless gift to the world, E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL.

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