PG | | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Spielberg's first feature (as a director) that was shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Michael: Oh, great.
Steve: So you got an arrow right in your chest.
When the boys are racing away on their bicycles from the Feds, the stunt doubles for Elliott and his friends are obviously way too tall to be children.
In the 2002 special edition release, the movie opens with a sillouette of E.T. in basket with Elliot on bike flying in front of the Universal logo.
In March 2002 was released a special 20th Anniversary edition (with a digitally remixed soundtrack, additional footage and computer-generated enhancements to existing scenes). It includes the following changes:
$11,835,389 13 June 1982