E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, known as E.T., is a 1982 science fiction film about Elliott, a young boy who befriends an alien being trapped on Earth and trying to find his way home. Elliott and his siblings help the alien return home while trying to keep him hidden from their mother and the government.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Melissa Mathison.
He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home. Taglines

Dialogue[edit]

Mary: It's not that we don't believe you, honey.
Elliott: Well, it was real, I swear.
Michael: Maybe it was an iguana.
Elliott: It was no iguana.
Michael: Maybe a, a, you know how they say there are alligators in the sewers?
Gertie: Alligators in the sewers.
Mary: All we're trying to say is maybe you just probably imagined it.
Elliott: I couldn't have imagined it!
Michael: Maybe it was a pervert, a deformed kid or something.
Gertie: A deformed kid.
Michael: Maybe an elf or a leprechaun.
Elliott: It was nothing like that, penis breath!
Mary: [laughing] Elliott! [sternly] Sit down. Ahem.
Elliott: Dad would believe me.
Mary: Maybe you oughtta call your father and tell him about it.
Elliott: I can't. He's in Mexico with Sally.
Gertie: Where's Mexico?
Mary: Excuse me. [leaves the table and walks to the window]
Michael: [softly to Elliott] I'm gonna kill you.
Mary: If you ever see it again, whatever it is, don't touch it. Just call me and we'll have somebody come down and take it away.
Gertie: Like the dogcatcher?
Elliott: They'll give it to a lobotomy or do experiments on it or something.
Mary: It's your turn to do the dishes, fellas.
Michael: I set and cleared.
Elliott: I set and cleared.
Michael: [quickly] I did breakfast.
Gertie: I did breakfast.
[the kids hear Mary slam a pot down on the sideboard]
Michael: What's wrong, Mom?
Mary: [tearfully] He hates Mexico.
Michael: [to Elliott] Damn it, why don't you grow up and think about how other people feel for a change?!

Michael: [in awe, upon seeing E.T.] Elliott.
Elliott: I'm keeping him.
Gertie: What is it?
Elliott: He won't hurt you, Gertie. He won't hurt you, Gertie. He's not gonna hurt you.
Gertie: Is he a boy or a girl?
Elliott: He's a boy.
Gertie: Was he wearing any clothes?
Elliott: No. But look. You can't tell, not even Mom.
Gertie: Why not?
Elliott: Because, um, grown-ups can't see him. Only little kids can see him.
Gertie: [snapping back] Give me a break.
Elliott: [imitating Count Dracula] Well, do you know what's going to happen if you do tell? [tosses Gertie's stuffed rabbit to Michael] Do it, Mike. We have to.
Gertie: [tugging her doll with Michael] Give it to me!
[E.T. watches intently]
Elliott: [to Gertie] Promise?
Gertie: Yes.
Elliott: [to Michael] Do you promise? [his brother nods]

Mary: What are you doing, Gertie?
Gertie: I'm going to play in Elliott's room.
Mary: OK, don't let them torture you.
Gertie: I won't, Mary.

Michael: [about E.T.] Did you explain school to him?
Elliott: How do you explain school to a higher intelligence?
Michael: Maybe he's not that smart. Maybe he's a worker bee who only knows how to push buttons.
Elliott: He's too smart.
Michael: All right. I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or somethin' surrounded by millions of these squashy little guys.

[Mary hits E.T. with the refrigerator door]
Gertie: Here he is.
Mary: [absently] Here's who?
Gertie: The man from the moon. But I think you've killed him already.
Mary: Just as soon as I unload this stuff, OK? [inspects a small basket of cherry tomatoes] Medbugs.
Gertie: I want you to meet somebody.
...
[after E.T. learns how to talk]
Mary: Gertie, I've gotta go pick up Elliot. Will you be a good girl until I get back?
Gertie: Mommy, he can talk!
Mary: [thinking she meant Elliott] Of course he can talk. I'll be back in 10 minutes. Stay there.

Elliott: Oh, God!
E.T.: Elliott.
Elliott: What?!
E.T.: Elliott! Elliott!
Gertie: I taught him how to talk. He can talk now.
Elliott: Wait. Can you say 'E.T.'? E.T.?
E.T.: E.T.
Elliott: Ha! Ha!
E.T.: E.T.! E.T.! E.T.! Be good.
Gertie: 'Be good'. I taught him that too.
Elliott: You should give him his dignity. This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.

E.T.: Phone. Home. [pointing at the window] E.T. home phone.
Gertie: E.T. phone home.
Elliott: E.T. phone home. E.T. phone home!
Gertie: He wants to call somebody.
Michael: [entering the room] What's all this shit?
E.T.: [famous line] E.T. phone home.
Michael: My God, he's talking now.
E.T.: Home.
Elliott: E.T. phone home?
E.T.: E.T. phone home. [pointing at the window again]
Elliott: And they'll come?
E.T.: Come? Home. Home.

Michael: Mom, would you come with me?
Mary: What is it?
Michael: Mary, just come with me.
Mary: Michael, what?
Michael: Mom, remember the goblin?
Mary: Michael, what are you talking about?
Michael: Just swear the most excellent promise you can make.
Mary: [annoyed] Michael.
[Michael opens the door, showing E.T. and Elliott]
Mary: That's terrific.
E.T. Mom.
[Mary becomes shocked]
Elliott: We're sick. I think we're dying.

Scientist: Does he sleep at night?
Mary: I don't know, I don't know. What's the matter with Elliott?
Scientist: Have you noticed any surface sweating?
Mary: No.
Scientist: Has it lost any hair?
Gertie: He never had any hair.
Scientist: Are the children all right?
Mary: Yes.
Scientist: Has it built anything or written anything down?
Michael: Uh, no.
Scientist: You said it has the ability to manipulate its own environment?
Michael: He's smart. He communicates through Elliott.
Scientist: Elliott thinks its thoughts.
Michael: No, Elliott... Elliott feels his feelings.

Keys: Elliott, I've been to the forest... Elliott, that machine. What does it do?
Elliott: The communicator? Is it still working?
Keys: It's doing something. What?
Elliott: I really shouldn't tell. He came to me. He came to me.
Keys: Elliott, he came to me, too. I've been wishing for this since I was 10 years old. I don't want him to die. What can we do that we're not already doing?
Elliott: He needs to go home. He's calling his people, and I don't know where they are. He needs to go home.
Keys: Elliott, I don't think that he was left here intentionally. But his being here is a miracle, Elliott. It's a miracle. And you did the best that anybody could do. I'm glad he met you first.

Elliott: E.T., stay with me. Please...
E.T.: ...stay.
Elliott: Together. I'll be right here. I'll be right here.
E.T.: Stay, Elliott. Stay. Stay. Stay. Stay.
Scientist: The boy's coming back. We're losing E.T..
Elliott: E.T., answer me, please. Please.

Gertie: [about E.T.] Is he dead, Mama?
Mary: I think so, sweetheart.
Gertie: Can we wish for him to come back?
Mary: Yeah.
Gertie: I wish.
Mary: I wish, too.

Keys: They're gonna have to take him away now.
Elliott: They're just gonna cut him all up.
Keys: Would you like to spend some time alone with him?
[Elliott is left alone with E.T.]
Elliott: Look at what they've done to you. I'm so sorry. You must be dead, 'cause I don't know how to feel. I can't feel anything anymore. You've gone someplace else now. I'll believe in you all my life, every day. E.T., I love you.
[E.T.'s heart light glows and he is revived]
E.T.: E.T. phone home. Phone home, phone home.

Gertie: [tearfully] I just wanted to say goodbye.
Michael: He doesn't know 'goodbye.'
E.T.: Be good.
Gertie: Yes. [kisses E.T.'s nose]
[Michael gently strokes E.T.'s head]
E.T.: Thank.... you.
Michael: You're welcome.
E.T.: [to Elliott] Come.
Elliott: Stay.
E.T.: [after touching his heart light and then touching his lips] Ouch.
Elliott: [after repeating the gesture] Ouch.
[Elliott gives E.T. a farewell hug for a couple minutes]
E.T.: [after touching his finger to Elliott's forehead, his fingertip glows] I'll be right here.
Elliott: Bye.
[E.T. takes his geranium and climbs into his spaceship]

Taglines[edit]

  • He is afraid. He is alone. He is three million light years from home.
  • His adventure on Earth.
  • The mystery. The suspense. The adventure. The call... that started it all.
  • The story that touched the world!
  • Twenty years ago, one legacy, one touch, one story that touched the world.

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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