E.T. the extra-terrestrial
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Henry Thomas plays Elliott, a young boy living with his single mother (Dee Wallace), his older brother Michael (Robert MacNaughton), and his younger sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore). Elliott often seems lonely and out of sorts, lost in his own world. One day, while looking for something in the back yard, he senses something mysterious in the woods watching him. And he's right: an alien spacecraft on a scientific mission mistakenly left behind an aging botanist who isn't sure how to get home. Eventually Elliott puts his fears aside and makes contact with the "little squashy guy," perhaps the least threatening alien invader ever to hit a movie screen. As Elliott tries to keep the alien under wraps and help him figure out a way to get home, he discovers that the creature can communicate with him telepathically. Soon they begin to learn from each other, and Elliott becomes braver and less threatened by life. E.T. rigs up a communication device from junk he finds around the house, but no one knows if he'll be rescued before a group of government scientists gets hold of him.

Item Details
Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama.
Human-alien encounters -- Drama.
Life on other planets.
Unidentified flying objects -- Sightings and encounters.
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Science fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Barrymore, Drew, actor.
Bissell, James D., production designer.
Coyote, Peter, actor.
Daviau, Allen, director of photography.
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- producer.
Littleton, Carol, editor of moving image work.
MacNaughton, Robert, 1966- actor.
Mathison, Melissa, screenwriter.
Spielberg, Steven, 1946- film director.
Stone, Dee Wallace, 1948- actor.
Thomas, Henry, 1971- actor.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Williams, John, 1932- composer.
Widescreen edition.
2 videodiscs (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical surround Dolby digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
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Other Title:
ET, the extra-terrestrial [DVD]
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1982.
The number of discs may vary.
Special features: Deleted scenes; Steven Spielberg & E.T.; The E.T. journals; A look back; The evolution and creation of E.T.; The E.T. reunion; The music of E.T.: a discusiion with John Willimas; The 20th anniversary premiere designs, photographs, and amrketing; Theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; editor, Carol Littleton ; music, John Williams ; production designer, James D. Bissell.
Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton.
DVD, Widescreen
English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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Link to PAC
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