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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

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


Henry Thomas


Peter Coyote


Robert MacNaughton


Drew Barrymore


K.C. Martel


Sean Frye


C. Thomas Howell


(as Tom Howell)

Erika Eleniak

Pretty Girl

David M. O'Dell


(as David O'Dell)

Richard Swingler

Science Teacher

Frank Toth


Robert Barton

Ultra Sound Man

Michael Darrell

Van Man

David Berkson

Medical Unit

(as David Berkson M.D.)

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


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

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

Technical Specs


(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]

[reading dice]

Oh, great.

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