E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Spielberg and Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Dennis Muren, and starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote. It tells the story of Elliott (Thomas), a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed "E.T.", who is stranded on Earth. He and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government. Wikipedia
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, Universal Pictures films, American science fiction films, Films that won the Best Visual Effects Academy Award, Best Drama Picture Golden Globe winners, Alien visitation films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Films that won the Best Sound Mixing Academy Award.
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Elliot: He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship. Greg: Well, can't he just beam up? Elliot: This is *reality*, Greg.