PG | | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Elliott tells Gertie that only kids can see E.T. so she will keep him a secret. He's unintentionally correct; a recurring gag throughout the film is their mother Mary looking at or walking right past E.T. without noticing.
Michael: Oh, great.
Steve: So you got an arrow right in your chest.
When E.T. gets on his ship, Elliot's mother gets up twice, and Elliot is (not) holding his dog by the collar.
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.
The 20th anniversary DVD version features a computer enhanced ET running through the forest escaping government agents at the start of the film. The enhanced version gives a clear view of ET standing on top of a hill watching his ship soar into the sky
$14,223,110 (USA) (24 March 2002)