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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | | Family, Sci-Fi | 11 June 1982 (USA)
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A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director:

Steven Spielberg
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 David M. O'Dell ... Schoolboy (as David O'Dell)
Richard Swingler Richard Swingler ... Science Teacher
Frank Toth Frank Toth ... Policeman
Robert Barton Robert Barton ... Ultra Sound Man
Michael Darrell Michael Darrell ... Van Man
David Berkson David Berkson ... Medical Unit (as David Berkson M.D.)
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Storyline

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien. Written by Jwelch5742

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home. See more »

Genres:

Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

E.T. provided the inspiration for Neil Diamond's song "Heartlight" but no mention is ever made of the movie in the lyrics. The songwriters paid the studio a nominal sum for use of ideas from the movie. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning when the men are searching for E.T., the keys on the "Key Man" keep changing sides between shots. 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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Crazy Credits

In the 2002 special edition release, the movie opens with a sillouette of E.T. in basket with Elliot on bike flying in front of the Universal logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the VHS version when E.T. is watching the Tom and Jerry cartoon, he gasps and starts yelling. The original version and 20th anniversary have him scream like he's scared after the gasp. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: The A-Team #1 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

People Who Died
(1980)
Composed and Performed by The Jim Carroll Band [Jim Carroll, Brian Linsley (uncredited), Steve Linsley (uncredited), Terrell Winn (uncredited) and Wayne Woods (uncredited)]
from their album "Catholic Boy"
Courtesy of Earl McGrath Music
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Another classic made
27 June 2020 | by daynessSee all my reviews

Classic movie that anyone can enjoy, special effects still hold up. It deserves emotion and action when it wants to. Would recommend this to anyone who has not watched it yet, pretty entertaining movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boy's Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,835,389, 13 June 1982

Gross USA:

$435,110,554

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$792,910,554
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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