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 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.
$14,223,110 (USA) (24 March 2002)