E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

June 11th, 1982


E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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A meek and alienated little boy finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.

Release Year: 1982

Rating: 7.9/10 (141,072 voted)

Critic's Score: 94/100

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote

Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to get back home. Elliot must make the difficult sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must keep him hidden, as someone else is out to look for him.

Dee Wallace - Mary
Henry Thomas - Elliott
Peter Coyote - Keys
Robert MacNaughton - Michael
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.)

Taglines: The Story that Touched the World! (1985 re-release)


Official Website: Universal Pictures - E.T. 20th Anniversary site - trailer,fun and games |

Release Date: 11 June 1982

Filming Locations: 7121 Lonzo Street, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,835,389 (USA) (13 June 1982) (1103 Screens)

Gross: $792,910,554 (Worldwide) (31 December 2002)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (extended version)

Did You Know?

Steven Spielberg shot most of the film from the eye-level of a child to further connect with Elliot and E.T.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: Near the beginning of the film, when the trucks race through the woods approaching the expected location of the spaceship landing, one of the trucks "screeches" when it stops. A vehicle's tires would not screech on wet, muddy ground.

[first lines]
Steve: [reading dice] Five.
Michael: Oh, great.
Steve: So you got an arrow right in your chest.

User Review

~A Child's Fantasy, an Adult's Memory~

Rating: 10/10

Today when I was at my house alone, looking through my DVDs, trying to figure out which movie I should see for entertainment. I saw E.T and I hadn't seen it for nearly 3-4 years ago. I seen the film ever since I was 4 years old, so I wondering if I would still enjoy it when I'm an adult. As I was watching the film, I had this rush of nostalgia running through me, I was remembering the times when I was a kid with my family. The film didn't at all feel to childish to me, I was actually having a lot of fun, like I used to when I was a kid. This film has not aged at all since 30 years ago. This film is a truly timeless film, and will always be remembered. This is one of the best Steven Spielberg films. (And that is no easy task) A Timeless Classic 10/10


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