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ET The Extra Terrestrial Movie

80s Film Summary for ET The Extra Terrestrial


E.T. is lost and the world falls in love with him in one of the biggest sci-fi 80s movies to hit theaters. All E.T. the alien wants to do is to go back home. And, he has earthly kids to help him accomplish this.

ET The Extra Terrestrial DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie ET The Extra Terrestrial was released on October 22, 2002 by Universal Studios and is rated PG.


Young Elliott (Henry Thomas) befriends an alien who came to earth for with his fellow alien botanists and gets left behind. Elliott then takes the alien to his home and introduces him to his family in E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial.

But, E.T. wants to return to his own home and young Elliott helps him. A friendship bond between a young boy and his alien friend ET is threatened when the task force tries to locate the alien in the movie E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial.


Elliott - Henry Thomas
Mary - Dee Wallace
Michael - Robert Macnaughton
Gertie - Drew Barrymore
Keys - Peter Coyote
Greg - K.C. Martel
Steve - Sean Frye
C. Thomas Howell
David M O'Dell
Science Teacher - Richard Swingler
Policeman - Frank Toth
Ultrasound Man - Robert Barton
Van Man - Michael Darrell


When Henry Thomas auditioned for the role of Elliott in E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial, his sadness and tears were generated from thinking about the day his dog died. The impressed Steven Spielberg hired him on the spot.

Michael Jackson recorded a theme song for E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial movie, but it was never used.

Academy Awards:

Steven Spielberg won for Best Director for ET The Extra Terrestrial.

John Williams won for Best Original Score for ET The Extra Terrestrial.

Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers won for Best Picture for ET The Extra Terrestrial.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie ET The Extra Terrestrial was released to theatres on 06/11/1982 by Universal, and grossed $435,110,554 at the box office in the US on a budget of $10,500,000 .

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