E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
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Sex & Nudity

1/10

A boy kisses a girl (it looks like it's on the mouth.)

A man kisses a woman in a movie playing on TV.

A boy reaches out to touch a woman's buttocks (she is bent over a dishwasher and wearing a bathrobe).

Violence & Gore

3/10

E.T. is chased through woods by men with flashlights and he runs through the trees screaming.

Men walk through a house with equipment and flashlights.

Boys grab kitchen knives when they go to investigate noises in a shed.

There are many jump scenes, especially before we meet E.T.

A boy goes toward a shed from where he hears noises and rustling, and when he throws his ball into the shed something throws it back out at him.

A boy walks through high grass and comes upon E.T. (they both see each other at the same time and both scream and panic.)

E.T. screams frequently: when a dog comes into a room, when a young girl comes into a room and screams at him, when an umbrella pops open, and he falls down after a flashbulb goes off.

There are tense moments when a woman nearly discovers E.T., E.T. walks toward a boy sitting on a chair, and the boy is very nervous.

A boy cuts his finger on a saw blade and blood drips on his finger and the blade.

We see several scenes where E.T. is presumably dying and looks sickly and ashen; when he stops breathing, a medical team uses CPR and a defibrillator to start his heart.

A boy drives an ambulance very fast; a large plastic tube containing two men in environmental suits is pulled by the ambulance until a boy detaches it and the two men roll down a street (they seem uninjured).

E.T. is hit in the face by a refrigerator door, he falls on the floor, and a boy backs into hanging bookshelves and knocks them off the wall.

People are dressed for Halloween: one has a fake knife through his head, some are dressed like zombies, most with fake blood dripping from some body part, and a boy talks about E.T. being given a lobotomy.

Profanity

4/10

Several crude expressions, five profanities (including two s-words) and a half-dozen exclamations of "oh my god."

3/10

E.T. is shown drinking many cans of beer and he and a young boy are shown to be intoxicated.

A cigarette burns in an ashtray while several boys are the only ones around.

4/10

There is one scene, though, where Elliot sees E.T. in the cornfield for the first time. That scene might startle young viewers.

E.T. gets sick and turns white, which is a little frightening and saddening.

Near the end of the movie government agents invade the house which can be a little scary for young viewers.

TOTAL: 15/50

Nothing more that a 6 year old couldn't handle.

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements (20th anniversary edition)
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)

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