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  • Trailer for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial cloned
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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Cast

  • Dee Wallace
  • Henry Thomas
  • Peter Coyote
  • Robert MacNaughton
  • Drew Barrymore
  • K.C. Martel
  • Sean Frye
  • C. Thomas Howell
  • Erika Eleniak
  • David M. O'Dell

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The young actors (Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, and Robert MacNaughton) found the ET puppet's eyes too far apart to comfortably look ET in the eye when they had to act with it. The actors solved the problem themselves by selecting a single eye to look at for every scene.
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Goofs

  • Elliot crashes his bike during the chase through the new housing development, but is back in the pack an impossibly short time later.
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Quotes

    • Elliott: He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.
    • Greg: Well, can't he just beam up?
    • Elliott: This is *reality*, Greg.
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Great movie

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One of my all time favorites!

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Metacritic

100

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a reminder of what movies are for. Most movies are not for any one thing, of course. Some are to make us think, some to make us feel, some to take us away from our problems, some to help us examine them. What is enchanting about E.T. is that, in some measure, it does all of those things. [2002 re-release]

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
100

I have written elsewhere that love stories seem to be in short supply these days, as they have been in the last decade of American movies. . . . But the hunger for love on the screen is there, and director Spielberg gives it to us in E.T., and because the lovers are a little boy and a little creature, we accept it. Of such simple concepts, timeless entertainments are made.

Metacritic review by Gene Siskel
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune