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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial -- Journey back to the magic and adventure of "one of the great American films" (Leonard Maltin) in this beloved tale of a lost alien and the 10-year-old boy who helps him find a way home.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial -- Trailer 2 for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
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11 June 1982 (USA) See more »
He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home. See more »
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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  (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

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)

Melissa Mathison ... Elliot's School Nurse (uncredited)
Gary Ordog ... Medical Unit (uncredited)
Robert W. Scholler ... 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)

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)
Trevor Jolly .... assistant sound editor (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.
Jay Davis .... creature crew (uncredited)
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)
Stewart Lew .... Senior 3D Model Designer (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)
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)
Chris Strong .... electrician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Moore .... assistant costumer (as Daniel Moore)
Deborah Lynn Scott .... costumer (as Deborah Scott)
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods .... costumer (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
Location Management
Richard Vane .... location services (as Dick Vane)
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)
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"E.T." - USA (short title)
"E.T." - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements (20th anniversary edition)
115 min | USA:120 min (extended version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints)
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) | Finland:K-8 | France:Tous publics | Hong Kong:I | Iceland:LH | Ireland:G | 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 | UK:PG (DVD rating) | USA:PG (certificate #26717) (original rating) | USA:PG (certificate #38656) (20th anniversary edition) | West Germany:6 (f)

Did You Know?

The UFO shown on the television when Elliott has left E.T. home to attend school is from the movie This Island Earth. This same movie was featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Movie.See more »
Continuity: The first time E.T. makes Elliott's bike fly, E.T.'s sheet goes from opened to wrapped tightly in alternating views - wrapped in far shots, opened in close-ups.See more »
[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:
Referenced in Eh kasi bata (1991)See more »
Twilight Zone (Main Title)See more »


What movie is ET watching when his powers are causing Elliott to re-enact the events?
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Does E.T. have any catchphrases?
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110 out of 160 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films ever made and experienced, 14 May 2002
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

Everyone gets lost in nostalgia from time to time. Many of us vividly recall the days when the most important thing you had to do that afternoon was find a place to stay cool or to make sure that all of your friends were willing to go on whatever adventure you wanted to embark on. For me, those days were the years between 1980 and 1987. At this time I was between the ages of 8 and 15. This was a time when some of the greatest movies were ever made for a teenaged boy. The genesis of film was started in my life with films like First Blood, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, The Goonies, Back To The Future and of course E.T.

Being that movies were such an intricate part of my young life and these experiences shaped me into the man that I am today, it is easy to recall with reverence the entire experience that went with those films. E.T. is a rare film however, because it is an experience that just gets better with age.

There was a theater in Windsor Ontario, where I spent my youth called the Vanity, located on Oullette Street, right near Wyandotte. This one theater was the place to be when the blockbsuters arrived. It was a one celled theater that managed to flourish in a time which pre-dated multi plexes with arcades and Pizza Hut's.

When the sequel to Star Wars arrived, the Vanity proudly played it. Same with Raiders and it's sequels and of course E.T. E.T. was a film that me and my best friend Gary had to see because it was Spielberg. Even though we were ten years old, we knew that Spielberg had given us great films like Jaws, Close Encounters and Raiders of the Lost Ark. I am not sure if it is normal at the age of ten but we rushed out to see E.T. because we knew who directed it. What a phenom this tiny film turned out to be and what a life changing experience the whole film was.

When you are ten and you see a movie with your best friend who watches the A-Team and Conan the Barbarian with you, you expect a certain reaction from him. After all, this same friend enjoys playing football at lunch and enjoys inflicting pain in a barbaric pasttime called the "The Tripping Game", therefore you don't expect a film to affect you and your macho friend the way E.T. did. When you are ten, you go to the movies to see things like lightsabre duels and heroes with bullwhips being lowered into the Well of the Souls and maybe the occasional breast shot. What you don't expect is a film to manipulate your emotional realm thh way E.T. did and still does. Most of my friends who saw E.T. bawled their eyes out at the age of ten. I, for some unexplainable reason did not. I loved the film but it wouldn't be for another six years that I cried in my first film. That was She's Having A Baby when Kate Bush sang Woman's Work and made me sob uncontrollably as I watched Kevin Bacon lose his unborn child. Some things can't be explained.

E.T. became one of my favourite films and I saw it again on its re-release in 1985, bought the poster, purchased the movie on VHS and told everyone who would listen that E.T. got robbed at the 82 Oscars when it lost every major category to (snicker snicker) Gandhi. There have been some Oscar travesties but this ( along with Annie Hall defeating Star Wars and Cuckoo's Nest beating Jaws ) had to be up there as one of the most ridiculous snubs ever. I was peeved. What a joke. But all of the cranky and derelict academy members seethed with contempt and jealousy because they couldn't accept the fact that a man this young could really be this much of a genius. In fact he made the rest of the folks in Hollywood look young compared to himself.

As the years passed I became a film lover, a movie buff and I tried to see any and every film out there. And I did. It's not that E.T. became an after-thought, it's just that it became one of those films that just sat it my collection and wasn't utilized often enough. When I made my revised top 25 list, E.T. would always hover around number 20. That is not an indictment of the quality of E.T., it's just that my tastes became more garnered to horror films and the sheer brilliance of E.T. was stored in the catacombs of my mind. That all changed on March 24th, 2002. This is ironic because my wife and I had the whole day planned. We were going to see E.T. at the theater and then come home and watch the 24 hour Oscar-a-thon. And in a year when an inferior film like A Beautiful Mind takes top honours from the much more ambitious and deserving Lord of the Rings, it reminded me of 20 years ago. I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Seeing E.T. after a 17 year hiatus was nothing short of uplifting. My excitement was gushing and when John Williams' ever recognizable score reverberated over the sound system, I was hooked and it felt like I was ten all over again. I also noticed that the audience was an eclectic mix of young kids, 30 somethings like myself and the elderly. All of us were there because we either wanted to experience it for the first time or because we wanted to feel what it was like that first time we saw it 20 years ago.

I think I liked E.T. when I was ten but this time around I developed a deep level of respect for it. E.T. is simply one of the finest films ever made and if you have not seen the film in the theater then you have no idea what you are missing. Everything about this film is perfect, and there really aren't many films around I can say that about. Even some of my personal favourites have moments of weakness but not E.T. There has never really been another movie that has offered the experience that E.T. does. And when I said that I didn't shed a tear while watching E.T., that has all changed. I think there were about five moments in E.T. that had me holding back the tears. You can analyze the film, psychologically deconstruct it and tell me that the reason the film works so well is because of the feeling of loneliness and comradery and I will agree with you. But I don't really care about that. What it comes down to is that E.T. is a film that will touch you in a way that no other film before could do and no other film after it can. 1982 was a different time for film and it was a different time as a civilization. And E.T. encompassed all of that. If I had to make my revised top 25 list, E.T. would be number 2, right behind Jaws and ahead of JFK, Halloween, American Beauty and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

If you have not seen E.T. at the theaters since 1985, please I urge you, go see it again. It is a film experience that is indefeasible. It is also a film that should be looked upon as a paradigm for which all movies should try to emulate. There is a reason that films like E.T. and Star Wars and Raiders make the money they do. And there is also a reason they stay firmly planted in our memories. That is because they mean something and they stand for something. Those are the qualities in film that transcend time and they transcend the generations.

10 out of 10----What more can be said?

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