ET the Extra-Terrestrial

  • U
  • Steven Spielberg (1982)
  • US
  • 109 min
ET the Extra-Terrestrial
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi adventure, starring Henry Thomas and Dee Wallace, and featuring Drew Barrymore. Ten-year-old Elliott has a new friend, but he's from another planet and nobody must know he's here.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Steven Spielberg

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
UIP
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 29 Mar 2002
Certificate U
Distributor:
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd
Categories
Drama