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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ()


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A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

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Mary
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Elliott
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Keys
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Michael (as Robert Macnaughton)
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Gertie
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Greg
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Steve
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Tyler (as Tom Howell)
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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.)
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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)
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Scientist (uncredited)
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Mustachioed Medical Unit Member who confirms E.T.'s death (uncredited)
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Pizza Man (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
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Elliot's School Nurse (uncredited)
Gary Ordog ...
Medical Unit (uncredited)
Chuck Riley ...
Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (uncredited) (voice)
Robert W. Scholler ...
Medical Unit (uncredited)
Jonathan Wasserberger ...
Medical Unit (uncredited)
Richard S. Weisman ...
Medical Unit (uncredited)
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E.T. (uncredited) (voice)
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Nurse Zombie Carrying Poodle (uncredited)

Directed by

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Steven Spielberg

Written by

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Melissa Mathison ... (written by)

Produced by

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Kathleen Kennedy ... producer
Melissa Mathison ... associate producer
Steven Spielberg ... producer

Music by

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John Williams

Cinematography by

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Allen Daviau ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Carol Littleton

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Dennis Brookins ... negative cutter (as Dennis E. Brookins)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Bruce Cannon ... second assistant editor
Jeff Cava ... post-production associate (as Jeffrey Cava)
Patrick Crane ... editorial assistant
Sven E. Fahlgren ... post-production (as Sven E.M. Fahlgren)
Erica Frauman ... post-production
Alexander Garcia ... editorial assistant (as Alex Garcia)
Dana E. Glauberman ... editorial assistant
Kathleen Korth ... first assistant editor
Robert Raring ... color timer

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Marci Liroff

Production Design by

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Jim Bissell ... (as James D. Bissell)

Set Decoration by

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Jackie Carr

Makeup Department

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Lola 'Skip' McNalley ... hair stylist
Robert Sidell ... makeup artist
Jim Gillespie ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Martin Cohen ... executive in charge of post-production
Frank Marshall ... production supervisor
Wallace Worsley Jr. ... production manager (as Wallace Worsley)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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

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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 (as Norval Crutcher III)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor
Laverne Dewberry ... adr recordist
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
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Nicholas Vincent Korda ... adr editor (as Nicholas Korda)
Andy Koyama ... re-recording mixer
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer
Richard LeGrand Jr. ... supervising sound editor
Bob McNabb ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Alyson Dee Moore ... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Shawn Murphy ... re-recording mixer
Chuck Neely ... assistant sound editor
Charles Payne ... sound technician
David Pettijohn ... sound effects editor (as David A. Pettijohn)
Troy Porter ... adr mixer
John Roesch ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Hank Salerno ... adr editor
Norman B. Schwartz ... post-production dialogue
Carolyn Tapp ... foley recordist
Jonathan Wales ... re-recording mixer
Samuel Webb ... sound assistant
Joe DeAngelis ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Lee Gilmore ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
William Hooper ... sound editor (uncredited)
Trevor Jolly ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Bill Meadows ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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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

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Julie Adrianson-Neary ... digital compositor: ILM (as Julie Adrianson)
Tim Alexander ... additional VFX supervision: ILM
Stephen Aplin ... digital modeler: ILM
Trang Bach ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
Al Bailey ... digital compositor: ILM
Charles Bailey ... chief model maker: ILM (as Charlie Bailey)
Craig Barron ... matte photography assistant: ILM
Dennis Becker ... stage technician: ILM
David Berry ... optical printer operator: ILM
Rudi Bloss ... animator: ILM
Jessie Boberg ... model maker: ILM
Stella Bogh ... digital compositor: ILM
Jean Bolte ... lead viewpaint artist: ILM
Colin Brady ... animation supervisor
Barbara Brennan ... lead digital compositor: ILM
Marty Brenneis ... model electronics: ILM
Billy Brooks ... rebel unit artist: ILM
Ronn Brown ... digital matte artist: ILM
Dhyana Brummel ... technical support: ILM
Mark Buck ... model maker: ILM
Conrad Buff IV ... effects editorial supervisor: ILM (as Conrad Buff)
Laura Buff ... production accountant: ILM (as Laura Kaysen)
Mark Casey ... sabre cg artist: ILM
Mei-Ming Casino ... VFX production assistant: ILM
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
Sam Comstock ... animation supervisor: ILM (as Samuel Comstock)
Caitlin Content ... lead sabre cg artist: ILM
Ryan Cook ... development CG artist: ILM
Jay Cooper ... digital compositor: ILM
Vince De Quattro ... CG artist: ILM
Natalee Djokovic ... technical support: ILM
Jeff Doran ... compositing supervisor: ILM
Andrew Doucette ... animator: ILM
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
John Ellis ... optical printer engineering: ILM
Mike Ellis ... scanning operator: ILM
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
Warren Franklin ... production coordinator: ILM
Miguel A. Fuertes ... animator: ILM (as Miguel Fuertes)
Joe Fulmer ... stage technician: ILM (as Joseph Fulmer)
Michael Fulmer ... chief model maker: ILM (as Mike Fulmer)
Ryan Galloway ... CG artist: ILM
Tim Geideman ... optical technician: ILM
Bill George ... visual effects supervisor
Wayne Gilbert ... animator: ILM
Derek Gillingham ... viewpaint artist: ILM
Bill Gilman ... digital compositor: ILM
Maria Goodale ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Ralph Gordon ... optical printer line-up: ILM
Michele Gray ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Joanne Hafner ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
James Hagedorn ... digital compositor: ILM (as Jim Hagedorn)
Michael J. Halsted ... CG artist: ILM (as Michael Halsted)
Andrew Hardaway ... CG artist: ILM
Karl Herrmann ... camera assistant: ILM
Clark Higgins ... video assist: ILM
Robert Hill ... first assistant camera: ILM
Christina Hills ... CG artist: ILM
Edward Hirsh ... stage technician: ILM
Greg Hyman ... visual effects editor: ILM
Jerry Jeffress ... electronic systems design: ILM
Lars Jensvold ... VFX assistant editor: ILM
Samson Kao ... CG artist: ILM
Russell Koonce ... CG artist: ILM
Neil Krepela ... matte photography: ILM
Greg Kyle ... animator: ILM (as Gregory Kyle)
Geoffrey Lake ... greensman: ILM
Jeroen Lapre ... development CG artist: ILM
Lenny Lee ... creature developer: ILM
Gary Leo ... model electronics: ILM
James Lim ... negative lineup: ILM
Sean MacKenzie ... digital compositor: ILM
Jodie Maier ... 3D matchmover: ILM
Greg Maloney ... digital compositor: ILM
Scott Marshall ... model maker: ILM
Tia L. Marshall ... digital compositor: ILM (as Tia Marshall)
Kevin Martel ... animator: ILM
Marcel Martinez ... digital compositor: ILM
Michael J. McAlister ... effects cameraman: ILM (as Mike McAlister)
Roberto McGrath ... still lab technician: ILM
Glen McIntosh ... animator: ILM
Richard McKay ... first assistant camera: ILM
Jennifer McKnew ... CG artist: ILM
John McLeod ... stage technician: ILM (as John McCleod)
Christopher Minos ... animator: ILM
Ted Moehnke ... supervising stage technician: ILM (as T.E. Moehnke)
Jack Mongovan ... animator: ILM
David Manos Morris ... 3D matchmover: ILM
Thaine Morris ... stage technician: ILM
Dani Morrow ... 3D matchmove lead: ILM
Dennis Muren ... visual effects supervisor
Duncan Myers ... optical technician: ILM
Patrick T. Myers ... CG supervisor: ILM
Patrick Neary ... CG artist: ILM
Jennifer Maryam Nona ... CG artist: ILM (as Jennifer Nona)
Kerry Nordquist ... still lab technician: ILM
Michael Olague ... stage technician: ILM
Jeff Olson ... sequence producer: ILM
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
Lorne Peterson ... model shop supervisor: ILM
Magali Rigaudias ... animator: ILM
Elsa Rodriguez ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
Martin Rosenberg ... director of photography: ILM (as Marty Rosenberg)
Kimberly Ross ... CG artist: ILM
Mark Russell ... visual effects coordinator: ILM
Trish Schutz-Krause ... animator: ILM
Sandra Scott ... visual effects producer: ILM (as Sandra L. Scott)
Dave Sidley ... animator: ILM (as David Sidley)
Kenneth Smith ... digital color timing supervisor: ILM / 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
Tom St. Amand ... go-motion figures: ILM
Damian Steel ... CG artist: ILM
Michael Steffe ... model maker: ILM
Howard Stein ... effects editor: ILM
Sam Stewart ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Peter Stolz ... stage technician: ILM
David Sullivan ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
Mitch Suskin ... optical effects coordinator (as Mitchell Suskin)
Pat Sweeney ... camera assistant: ILM (as Pat Sweeny) / director of photography: ILM (as Patrick Sweeney)
David Tanaka ... visual effects editor: ILM
Catherine Tate ... Sabre CG artist: ILM
Lisa Todd ... VFX production coordinator: ILM
Peggy Tonkonogy ... animator: ILM
Alan Travis ... digital plate restoration: ILM
Patrick Tubach ... digital compositor: ILM
Jan Van Buyten ... animator: ILM
Michael Van Eps ... lead digital paint artist: ILM (as Mike Van Eps)
Laurie Vermont ... production coordinator: ILM
Eric Voegels ... CG artist: ILM
Garry Waller ... animator: ILM
Andy Wang ... CG artist: ILM
David Washburn ... 3D matchmover: ILM
Erin West ... digital paint/rotoscope artist: ILM
Jamy Wheless ... animator: ILM
John Whisnant ... 3D matchmover: ILM
Gene Whiteman ... optical printer engineering: ILM
Terry Windell ... animator: ILM
Kris Brown ... visual effects engineer: ILM (uncredited)
Carey Burens ... visual effects assistant editor: ILM (uncredited)
Zachary Cole ... technical support: ILM (uncredited)
Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Stewart Lew ... Senior 3D Model Designer (uncredited)
Peter Mitchell Rubin ... visual effects art director (uncredited)
Jeff Shank ... digital effects: ILM (uncredited)
Kirk R. Thatcher ... visual effects (uncredited)
Marc Toscano ... CG artist: ILM (uncredited)
David Valentin ... visual effects production coordinator: ILM (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman ... motion control photographer: DQI (uncredited)

Stunts

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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. ... stunt coordinator / 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)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph Capshaw ... lighting best boy
John J. Connor ... camera operator (as John Connor)
Rick Fee ... second assistant camera (as Richard Fee)
William E. Fitch ... grip
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
Jim Plannette ... gaffer (as James Plannette)
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

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Dan Moore ... assistant costumer (as Daniel Moore)
Deborah Lynn Scott ... costumer (as Deborah Scott)
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods ... costumer (uncredited)
Katherine Dover ... additional costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard Vane ... location services (as Dick Vane)

Music Department

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Kenneth Hall ... music editor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator
Kenneth Wannberg ... music editor (as Ken Wannberg)
Mike De Saulles ... violinist (uncredited)
Don McVay ... musician (uncredited)
Angela Morley ... additional orchestrator (uncredited) / composer: additional music (uncredited)
David Newman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jim Self ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Feinblatt ... transportation captain
Eugene Schwartz ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Luke Bailey ... bike flight double
'Little Pat' Bilon ... special E.T. movement (as Pat Bilon)
Laurent Bouzereau ... research consultant
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
June Christopher ... additional voices
Matthew De Meritt ... special E.T. movement
Tamara De Treaux ... special E.T. movement
John Dentoni III ... bike flight double
Erin Donovan ... additional voices
Benjamin Dunn ... bike flight double
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
Adria Later ... teacher (as Adria Licklider)
Luisa Leschin ... additional voices
Phyllis Levin ... first aid
Nancy Maclean ... special E.T. movement
Jonathan Nichols ... additional voices
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 (as Clay Thomas Savage)
Robert W. Scholler ... medical unit consultant
Eric Stief ... bike flight double
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)
Margarita Farrell ... special E.T. movement (uncredited)
Howie Hammermann ... 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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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home. See more »
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Also Known As
  • E.T. and Me (United States)
  • Night Skies (United States)
  • E.T. (United States)
  • A Boy's Life (United States)
  • E.T. (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 115 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $14,223,110, 24 Mar 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $792,910,554, 31 Dec 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia Steven Spielberg shot most of the film from the eye-level of a child to further connect with Elliott and E.T. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into The Dream (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Willie See more »
Crazy Credits The Universal logo is run backwards in the original 1982 cut. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
E.T.: Come...
Elliot: [solemnly] Stay...
E.T.: [puts his finger to his glowing heart] Ouch.
Elliot: [mimics the same action, tearfully] Ouch.
E.T.: [E.T. and Elliot embrace each other, then E.T. puts his glowing finger to Elliot's forehead] I'll... be... right... here.
Elliot: [tearfully] ... bye.
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