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.

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Mary – Dee Wallace
Elliott – Henry Thomas
Keys – Peter Coyote
Michael – Robert MacNaughton

Gertie – Drew Barrymore
Greg – K.C. Martel
Steve – Sean Frye
Tyler – Tom Howell