PG | | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
Michael: Oh, great.
Steve: So you got an arrow right in your chest.
When the boys are being chased by the government agents, you see the same houses and intersections multiple times from different angles.
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.
On the VHS version when E.T. is watching the Tom and Jerry cartoon, he gasps and starts yelling. The original version and 20th anniversary have him scream like he's scared after the gasp.
$14,223,110 (USA) (24 March 2002)