Plot: 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.
Rating: PG for language and mild thematic elements
Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By: Melissa Mathison
Production: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
In Theaters: June 11, 1982
Box Office: $434,949,459 (USA)
Budget: $10,500,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 1 hr. 55 mins.