E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: June 11, 1982
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: A Boy's Life
  • "The Extra-Terrestrial" is a science fiction film produced by Universal Picture in the United States in 1982, directed by Steven Allan Spielberg and starring Henry Thomas and Drew Blyth Barrymore . It premiered in the United States on June 11, 1982, and June 2002. Re-screening on the 10th.
    The film tells the heartwarming story of a ten-year-old boy, Elliott, and a lost alien visitor, an alien, who establishes an innocent friendship and helps him find a way back home   .


    • Release date June 11, 1982
    • Filming locations 7121 Lonzo Street, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Production companies Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

    Box office


    $10,500,000 (estimated)

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    Opening weekend US & Canada


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    • By Rosemarie 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      very heartwarming story

      The film tells the story of humans and aliens, but isn't it telling the story of our own world? Through the film, we can think of ourselves as simple, happy, and simple in our childhood, and we lived a carefree life every day, without worrying about tomorrow or disturbing our life because of some trivial things. Let's take a look at ourselves when we grow up, we always put on a layer of protection for ourselves, and no longer easily trust others. The beauty and innocence of childhood are...

    • By Arnold 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      to my dear little boy

      That year, I was just a little boy. Our aircraft landed on the blue planet, and after resting, we were going to continue my first family trip. However, we were discovered by the earthlings. Brothers and sisters all I followed my parents back to the spaceship quickly, and I was still immersed in the game in the grass. Humans were getting closer and closer, and my father reluctantly drove the spaceship away. At this time, I realized that I was the only one left. I've been there, and human...

    • By Arielle 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      Warm fairy tales for all ages

      ET has a bald head, round eyes, wrinkled skin, and wobbly walks. However, he is not disgusting at all, but makes people feel naive with an ugly and cute image.

      The choice of movies allows us to see the clear hearts of children. Eliot was afraid that the adults would hurt ET, so he hid it in the bedroom for protection. His brother and sister also all came together to protect ET after getting to know it.

      It's so cute when ET learns to talk. His voice was like a little old...

    • By Elouise 2022-04-23 07:01:08


      ET stayed on Earth because he didn't keep up with his companions fleeing home. At first, he was full of curiosity about the earth and scared the children, but ET, who had no hostility, quickly became friends with the children, and eventually With everyone's help, ET returned to his own planet. Before leaving, everyone was really reluctant, but they each had their own lives and families, so they all agreed to live a good life. The friendship between the little boy and ET is really touching....

    • By Webster 2022-04-23 07:01:08

      Fingertips ignite hope

      Every classic movie has a few images that will stick in your mind. For example, Jack of the Titanic hugged the shredded meat from the back at the bow; The Shawshank Redemption, Andy climbed out of the sewer and looked up at the sky in the creek; the scene of Viagra in the elevator in Infernal Affairs... And et this Spielberg's classic, when it comes to it, it is estimated that et and the little boy ride a bicycle and fly through the air. The film has won 16 weekly box office championships and...

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    • By Shania 2022-03-26 09:01:01

      Drew Barrymore is too good! I really want to kiss...

    • By Gerson 2022-03-25 09:01:05

      It has been 30 years, and today it seems that the egg-shaped aircraft is simple and shabby, but how can the sincere feelings between humans and aliens be shabby and shabby. Drew Barrymore was so cute when he was a child~~~ Finally, when he bid farewell to ET, he was full of...

    • By Aaliyah 2022-03-25 09:01:05

      It is wonderful to be able to see such a film when I was a...

    • By Charley 2022-03-25 09:01:05

      It took so long to watch the movies that existed in the junior high school textbooks. ET looks like an alien. Listening to ED writing a short review is really comfortable, and it's great. The ET in the movie and the walli on the mac background are very interesting. The imaginary plot reversal didn't happen, but it's a pity. Friends are the kingly way, love is so weak, you see that the similar scenes between Juliet and Romeo are all dead, and they are all alive here. I have been thinking about...

    • By Alyce 2022-03-25 09:01:05

      Screening for the children (I also relived it after a long absence): At first, they worried that the aliens in the movie would be a little scary when they appeared....Later, they became more and more fascinated when they watched it,...Yijie unexpectedly second time ( In my impressions) Look at crying,...Finally, everyone worked together to ride a bicycle to send the ET to the spaceship, the friends started the laughter mode! …In short, it is a very enjoyable movie watching process!...

    Movie plot

    Elliott, a little boy full of illusions, has an older brother who always wants to play tricks on him and a little sister Gotti who is not very good at talking. The three siblings live with their recently divorced mother. Due to busy work and bad mood, mothers often neglect the care and communication with their children.   
    A spacecraft visits humans and collects samples of plants on the earth. At this time, the man with a bunch of keys...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    During the audition, Henry Thomas expressed his sadness by thinking about the dog he died that day. The director Spielberg cried as he watched, and immediately decided on him.
    Michael Jackson recorded the theme song "Someone In The Dark", but never used it. It can only be heard in the album of alien space stories memorial. The story is told by Michael Jackson.
    Harrison Ford played the principal of the school. The only time he was stopped...
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    Creative background

    The film’s creative inspiration can be traced back to director Steven Spielberg when he was 14 years old. After his parents divorced, he imagined an alien friend to accompany him; in 1978, he announced that he would shoot in 28 days. For an autobiographical film called "Growing Up", even though the plan was shelved due to the postponement of the filming of "1941", Spielberg never gave up this idea. The director also considered...
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    Props preparation

    The prototype of ET in the film was invited by the director to perform the design of Carlo Rambaldi (Carlo Rambaldi) , who designed aliens for "The Third Kind of Contact" . Its unique neck is derived from Rambaldi's painting "Women of Delta". ", the face is designed based on the faces of Carl Sandburg , Einstein, Hemingway and a pug. The film’s producer, Catherine Kennedy, went to the Jules Stein Eye Institute to study human eyes and...
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    Evaluation action

    The film observes the alien culture that was popular in the 1980s from the perspective of a child. It changes the previously incompatible relationship between humans and ET. It uses an unprecedented approach to express the cold themes of science fiction in the impression. The brutal alien in the film is portrayed as a kind and pitiful little guy. The passage where Elliott and ET crossed the moon infinitely resurrected the fairy tales...
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    Movie quotes

    • Michael: Maybe he's some animal that wasn't supposed to live; kind of like those rabbits we saw. He could be a monkey or an orangutan.

      Elliott: A bald monkey?

      Gertie: Is he a pig? He sure eats like one.

    • Elliott: You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T.

    • Keys: Elliott, that machine, what does it do?

      Elliott: [in a sickly voice] The communicator? Is it still working?

      Keys: It's doing *something*. What?

      Elliott: I really shouldn't tell. He came to me, he came to me.

      Keys: Elliott, he came to me too. I've been wishing for this since I was 10 years old, I don't want him to die. What can we do that we're not already doing?

      Elliott: He needs to go home; he's calling his people. And I don't know where they are, but he needs to go home.

      Keys: Elliott, I don't think he was left here intentionally, but his being here is a miracle, Elliott. It's a miracle and you did the best that anybody could do. I'm glad he met you first.