- Runtime: 121 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
One of the most popular movies of all time, Steven Spielberg’s E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL tells the touching and often comical story of an alien creature, E.T., who is accidentally left behind on Earth. Elliott (Henry Thomas), a young boy from a single-parent home, befriends E.T. and tries to protect him from the adult world of NASA scientists who want to "examine" the alien. With the help of his younger sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and his older brother, Michael (Robert McNaugton), Elliott helps E.T. try to get back to his home.
One of the most popular movies of all time tells the touching and often comical story of a harmless alien botanist who is left behind on Earth and depends on soda pop, Halloween candy, and American children while trying to find a way home. Remastered 1996 versions include interview and behind-the-scenes footage. Academy Award Nominations: 9, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Original) Screenplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects.
Theatrical release: June 11, 1982. The film was shot north of Los Angeles in Northridge, California. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL was selected to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is number 25 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Greatest Movies. Actress Debra Winger contributed to the voice of E.T. E.T. love for Reese's Pieces was a huge boost to the new product. The film is one of the top moneymakers of all time, taking in nearly $400 million at the domestic box office and more than $700 million worldwide.
Video Release: March 11, 2008
Rating: PG (MPAA)
Studio: Universal Studios Home Video