PG | | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
E.T. riding in the basket on Elliott's bicycle flying in front of the moon is the trademark image of Amblin Entertainment.
Michael: Oh, great.
Steve: So you got an arrow right in your chest.
When Gertie is waiting with the bike at the rendezvous, the sun is just about to set behind the mountains. Yet there is still plenty of daylight for the Halloween street scenes. The sun is then shown much higher above a smaller foothill. Finally, when the kids and E.T. meet up at the bicycle, the sun has just dropped below the mountain peak.
At the very end of the credits for the 2002 edition, the classic "When in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios" advertisement from the early 1980's is still retained.
$14,223,110 (USA) (24 March 2002)
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