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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG 115 min - Science Fiction, Adventure, Family, Fantasy - 3 April 1982
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After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Director:  Steven Spielberg
Stars:  Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Erika Eleniak, Sean Frye, C. Thomas Howell, K. C. Martel, David M. O'Dell, Richard Swingler, Frank Toth, Pat Welsh

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Storyline

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.



Tagline: He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.

Details

Official Website:  http://www.et20.com/
Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  3 April 1982

Box Office

Budget:  $10,500,000
Revenue:  $792,965,326

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 55 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

CINEMATOGRAPHY — Allen Daviau
DIRECTING — Steven Spielberg
FILM EDITING — Carol Littleton
MUSIC (Original Score) — John Williams – WON
BEST PICTURE — Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
SOUND — Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Don Digirolamo, Gene Cantamessa – WON
SOUND EFFECTS EDITING — Charles L. Campbell, Ben Burtt  – WON
VISUAL EFFECTS — Carlo Rambaldi, Dennis Muren, Kenneth F. Smith – WON
WRITING (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) — Melissa Mathison


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