Earth was invaded by a lovable, whimsical alien when E.T. the Extra Terrestrial hit the big screen in 1982. We laugh and cried and cheered at this bigger-than-life adventure, and left movie theaters touched by a small boy's encounter with another world.
Watch the video: Me at Elliott's House (E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Film Location). In this short video I visit the house used as Elliott and his family's home (Tujunga, CA).
You could be happy here, I could take care of you. I wouldn't let anybody hurt you. We could grow up together, E.T. • Elliott
Elliott: [upon encountering E.T., running excitedly into the house] Mom, mom, there's somethin' out there...It's in the toolshed. He threw the ball at me...Quiet! [the other boys obey, he speaks in a hushed tone] Nobody go out there.
[The boys all spring up excitedly and grab knives]
Mary: Stop! Now, you guys, stay right here!
Michael: You stay here, Mom, and we'll check it out!
Mary: And put those knives back!
[Elliott grabs her hands and pulls her outside as well]
Mary: It's O.K., Elliott! Let's go get the flashlight.
Elliott: He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.
Greg: Well, can't he just beam up?
Elliott: This is *reality*, Greg.
E.T... Phone... Home. • E.T.
Michael: Did you explain school to him?
Elliott: How do you explain school to higher intelligence?
Michael: Maybe he's not that smart. Maybe he's like a worker bee who only knows how to push buttons or something.
Elliott: [knowingly] He is too smart.
Michael: Okay, I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or something surrounded by millions of little squashy guys.
Source of all quotes and images: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Universal Pictures.
This page is intended as a fan tribute to the movie.