E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
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A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet. The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend...
He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.
Also Known As:
A Boy's Life
E.T. and Me
E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial: The 20th Anniversary
Title: E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Release Date: June 11, 1982
Runtime: 115 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby, SDDS, DTS-ES
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Buried.com Rating: 8.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With E
MPAA Rating: PG
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for language and mild thematic elements. (2002 edited version)
Henry Thomas ...Elliott
Dee Wallace ...Mary
Robert MacNaughton ...Michael (as Robert Macnaughton)
Drew Barrymore ...Gertie
Peter Coyote ...Keys
K.C. Martel ...Greg
Sean Frye ...Steve
C. Thomas Howell ...Tyler (as Tom Howell)
David M. O'Dell ...Schoolboy (as David O'Dell)
Richard Swingler ...Science Teacher
Frank Toth ...Policeman
Robert Barton ...Ultrasound Man
Michael Darrell ...Van Man
David Berkson ...Medic
Susan Cameron ...Medic
David Carlberg ...Medic
Erika Eleniak ...Pretty young Girl
Will Fowler Jr. ...Medic
Barbara Hartnett ...Medic
Milt Kogan ...Big Medic (as Milt Kogan, M.D.)
Alexander Lampone ...Medic
Diane Lampone ...Medic (as Di Ann Lampone)
Rhoda Makoff ...Medic
Robert Murphy ...Medic
Richard Pesavento ...Medic
Tom Sherry ...Medic
Mary Stein ...Medic
Mitch Suskin ...Medic (as Mitchell Suskin)
Tamara De Treaux ...E.T.
Ted Grossman ...Government Agent
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Horror Film Trailer 1
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Horror Film Trailer 2
"Papa Oom Mow Mow"
"Accidents Will Happen"
"People Who Died"
More Movie Taglines:
- He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.
- His Adventure On Earth
- He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.
- The mystery. The suspense. The adventure. The call... that started it all.
- The Story that Touched the World! (1985 re-release)
- Elliot: He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship. Greg: Well, can't he just beam up? Elliot: This is *reality*, Greg.
E.T.: E.T. phone home.
Michael: Did you explain school to him? Elliot: How do you explain school to higher intelligence? Michael: Maybe he's not that smart. Maybe he's like a worker bee who only knows how to push buttons or something. Elliot: [knowingly] He's so smart. Michael: Okay, I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or something surrounded by millions of these little squashy guys.
Michael: Maybe it was an iguana. Elliot: It was *no* iguana. Michael: Maybe, um - You know how they say there are alligators in the sewers? Gertie: Alligators in the sewers. Mary: All we're trying to say is, maybe you just probably imagined it. It happened... Elliot: I couldn't have imagined it! Michael: Maybe it was a pervert or a deformed kid or something. Gertie: A deformed kid. Michael: [mockingly] Maybe an elf or a leprechaun. Elliot: It was nothing like that, penis-breath! Mary: [laughs in shock] *Elliott!* Sit down.
Michael: Maybe an elf or a leprechaun. Elliot: It was nothing like that, penis breath!
- At the auditions, Henry Thomas thought about the day his dog died to express sadness. Director Steven Spielberg cried, and hired him on the spot.
Harrison Ford played the school principal, but his only scene was cut as Steven Spielberg considered his presence would be too distracting. Ford's wife Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay.
ET's face was modeled after poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and a pug dog.
ET's communicator actually worked, and was constructed by Henry Feinberg, an expert in science and technology interpretation for the public.
Steven Spielberg shot most of the film from the eye-level of a child to further connect with Elliot and E.T.
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