About

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 interventio...

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Melissa Mathison (Screenplay)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

single mother loss of loved one alien extraterrestrial technology halloween children prosecution flying saucer homesickness operation nasa single farewell finger space marine flowerpot frog hiding place riding a bicycle

Photos

Lists

#118 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#24 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#47 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score John Williams

Oscar for Best Sound

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing Charles L. Campbell Ben Burtt

Oscar for Best Effects, Visual Effects Dennis Muren