ET the Extra-Terrestrial

ET the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg (1982)

109min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Steven Spielberg's ode to aliens could also be seen as a tribute to all the loners of the world, as little ET, abandoned by his pot-bellied extraterrestrial pals, has to cope on Earth until they can come back and rescue him. Luckily, he's befriended by an equally lonely little boy named Elliott, played by Henry Thomas, who proceeds to teach his alien chum how to talk, dress up in women's clothes and guzzle beer. This is a special, delightful adventure, in which Spielberg manages not only to entertain young children but also reach out to the child in all of us.

Summary

A lonely boy befriends an alien who has been left stranded on Earth. The two develop a psychic connection as the boy helps the extraterrestrial to contact his own people and call for rescue. However, living on Earth starts to have a devastating effect on the visitor's health, and a government operative is determined to capture him for study. Steven Spielberg's sci-fi fantasy, starring Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote.

Cast & Crew

Elliott Henry Thomas
Mary Dee Wallace Stone
Keys Peter Coyote
Michael Robert MacNaughton
Gertie Drew Barrymore
Greg K C Martel
Steve Sean Frye
Tyler C Thomas Howell
Pretty girl Erika Eleniak
Schoolboy David O'Dell
Science teacher Richard Swingler
Policeman Frank Toth
Ultrasound man Robert Barton
Van driver Michael Darrell
Doctor Milt Kogan
Director Steven Spielberg
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 29 Mar 2002

Childrens Drama

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