Youthful and upbeat, this sci-fi adventure delves into the inspiring tale of friendship that emerges, when a group of alien botanists visiting Earth for research, are discovered by a human task force and consequently forced to leave behind one of their own, while making an emergency exit.
The little alien finds himself all alone on a very strange planet. Fortunately, the extra-terrestrial soon finds a friend and emotional companion in 10-year-old Elliot, a lonely boy whose parents have separated. While E.T. slowly gets acquainted with Elliot's older brother Michael, his sister Gertie and the customs of Earth, members of the task force work day and night to track down the whereabouts of Earth's first visitor from outer space.
The wish to go home again is strong in E.T., and after being able to communicate with Elliot and the others, E.T. starts building an improvised device to send a message home for his people to come and pick him up. But before long, E.T. gets seriously sick, and because of his special connection to Elliot, the young boy suffers, too. The situation gets critical when the task force finally intervenes. By then, all help may already be too late, and there's no alien spaceship in sight. Will Elliot succeed in protecting E. T. and ensure that he is safely returned to his people?
Cast: Amy Schumer, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote
Crew: Steven Spielberg (Director), Allen Daviau (Director of Photography), John Williams (Music Director)
Rating: PG (Singapore)
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Dates: 02 Sep 2022 (India), 26 Nov 1982 (Australia), 11 Jun 1982 (Canada), 01 Sep 2022 (Netherlands), 01 Sep 2022 (Portugal), 25 Nov 1982 (United Arab Emirates), 11 Jun 1982 (United States)
Did you know?
Steven Spielberg asked Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones to contribute a song for the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Story Book Album. Spielberg was so pleased with their song "Someone in the Dark" that he asked them to make the entire album, which, in spite of the size of the task, they agreed to do. This boxed set included an LP, a book to read along with it and a poster of E.T. and Jackson. Epic Records allowed Jackson to record the album for MCA Records on the conditions that it not be released until after Christmas of 1982 so as to not compete with 'Thriller' and that "Someone in the Dark" not be released as a single. Both of the conditions were breached by MCA Records; they released the storybook in November 1982 and gave promo copies of "Someone In the Dark" to radio stations. MCA Records were forced to withdraw the album and were prohibited from releasing "Someone In the Dark" as a single after court action was taken by Epic against them in a $2 million lawsuit, which MCA settled by paying Epic chief Walter Yetnikoff $500,000. Jones claims neither he nor Jackson received a dime for making the record, in spite of the large cash settlement involved and its considerable success: The audio book earned Jackson a Grammy Award in 1984 for Best Recording for Children. Upon collecting the award, and taking home a record eight Grammy Awards from an unprecedented twelve nominations, the singer stated that of all the awards had gotten that night, he was "most proud of this one". Read More