E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-Of-Age Film, Family Film  |   Release Date - Jun 11, 1982  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Spielberg and Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Dennis Muren, and starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote. It tells the story of Elliott (Thomas), a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government. The concept for the film was based on an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents' divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met Mathison and developed a new story from the stalled science fiction/horror film project Night Skies. It was shot from September to December 1981 in California on a budget of US$10.5 million. Unlike most motion pictures, it was shot in rough chronological order, to facilitate convincing emotional performances from the young cast. Released on June 11, 1982 by Universal Pictures, E.T was a blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for eleven years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993. It is the highest-grossing film of the 1980s. Critics acclaimed it as a timeless story of friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made in a Rotten Tomatoes survey. In 1994, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It was re-released in 1985, and then again in 2002 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with altered shots and additional scenes.

Movie Info

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Budget

$10,500,000

Box Office

$792,910,554

Tags

Alien, Children, Coming Of Age/Teen, Finger, Flying Saucer, Frog, Halloween, Homesickness, Riding A Bicycle, Single Mother, Space/Aliens

Attributes

Filming Location: Los Angeles
Narrative Location: San Fernando Valley
Subject: communication, empathy, extraterrestrial life, family, fleeting relationship, flying saucer, friendship, homeland, homesickness, sibling relationship
Time Period: 1980s

Alternate Titles

A Boy's Life
US
Ateivis
LT
E. T.
DK
E. T. - Vesoljček
SI, YU
E. T. ванземаљац
RS, YU
E.T.
HR, FI, JP, PL, TR, US
E.T. - Der Außerirdische
DE
E.T. - gjesten fra verdensrommet
NO
E.T. - L'extra-terrestre
IT
E.T. - Mimozemšťan
CZ, SK
E.T. - O Extra-Terrestre
PT
E.T. - sõber kaugelt
EE
E.T. - ਐਕਸਟਰਾ-ਟੈਰੇਸਟਰਿਅਲ
IN
E.T. - એક્સ્ટ્રા-ટેરેસ્ટ્રિયલ
IN
E.T. A földönkívüli
HU
E.T. and Me
US
E.T. El extraterrestre
EC, ES
E.T. en Zijn Avontuur op Aarde
NL
E.T. Extraterestrul
RO
E.T. l'extraterrestre
CA, ES
E.T. o exogiinos
GR
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
AU, CA, EG, IN, IL, KR, NL, NO, PH, SG, ZA, SE, TH, GB
E.T. the extra-terrestrial
FI
E.T. द एक्स्ट्रा-टेरेस्ट्रियल
IN
E.T., el extra-terrestre
UY
E.T., el extraterrestre
AR, PE
E.T., El extraterrestre
MX
E.T.: El Extra-Terrestre
CL
E.T.: O Extraterrestre
BR
E.T.: Инопланетянин
RU
E.T.外星人
HK, TW
E.T: Sinh vật Ngoài Hành Tinh
VN
ET
US
ET l'Extra Terrestre
FR
ET The Extra Terrestrial
US
ET എക്സ്ട്രാ-ടെറസ്ട്രിയൽ
IN
ET外星人
CN
Night Skies
US
Ε.Τ. ο εξωγήινος
GR
Іншопланетянин
UA
Извънземното
BG
אי טי
IL
איטי: חבר מכוכב אחר
IL
ई.टी. द एक्स्ट्रा-टेर्रेस्ट्रियल
IN
外星人ET
CN
이티
KR