What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 80s Movie

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (also known simply as E.T.) is a 1982 blockbuster science fiction film by Steven Spielberg. It tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends E.T., who is stranded on Earth. The film stars Dee WallaceHenry ThomasPeter CoyoteRobert MacNaughton, and Drew Barrymore.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial – 80s Blockbuster Film


Dee Wallace
Henry Thomas
Peter Coyote
Robert MacNaughton
Drew Barrymore

Directed bySteven Spielberg
Written byMelissa Mathison
Produced byKathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg
Budget$10.5 million
Box office$792.9 million


After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

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