E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Steven Spielberg's 1982 hit about a stranded alien and his loving relationship with a fatherless boy (Henry Thomas) struck a chord with audiences everywhere, and it furthered Spielberg's reputation as a director of equally strong commercial sensibilities and classical leanings. Henry Thomas gives a strong, emotional performance as E.T.'s young friend, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore make a solid impression as his siblings, and Dee Wallace is lively as the kids' mother. The special effects almost look a bit quaint now with all the computer advancements that have occurred since, but they also have more heart behind them than a lot of what we see today. --Tom Keogh

Year:
1982
8,102 Views

Gertie:
What are you going as for Halloween?

Elliot:
I'm not going to stupid Halloween.

Micheal:
Why don't you go as a goblin?

Elliot:
Shut up.

Mary:
It's not that we don't believe you, honey.

Elliot:
Well, it was real, I swear!

Mary:
[changing the subject] What are you going as, Gert?

Gertie:
[with steak in mouth] I'm going as a cowgirl.

Elliot:
So, what else is new?

Micheal:
Maybe it was an iguana.

Elliot:
It was no iguana.

Micheal:
Maybe, uh... uh-- You know how they say there are, uh, alligators in the sewers?

Gertie:
Alligators in the sewers.

Mary:
All we're trying to say is maybe you just probably imagined it. It happens.

Elliot:
I couldn't have imagined it!

Micheal:
Maybe it was a pervert, or a deformed kid, or something.

Gertie:
A deformed kid.

Micheal:
Maybe, uh, an elf or a leprechaun.

Elliot:
[stands up angrily] IT WAS NOTHING LIKE THAT, PENIS-BREATH!

Mary:
[laughs in shock] Elliot! [regains composure] Sit down. [clears throat]

Elliot:
[sitting down] Dad would believe me.

Mary:
Maybe you oughtta call your father and tell him about it.

Elliot:
I can't. He's in Mexico with Sally.

Gertie:
Wh-Where's Mexico?

Mary:
Excuse me. [leaves the table and walks to the window]

Micheal:
[softly to Elliot] 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 and take it away.

Gertie:
Like the dogcatcher?

Elliot:
But they'll give it to a lobotomy, or do experiments on it, or somethin'.

Mary:
It's your turn to do the dishes, fellas.

Micheal:
I set and cleared.

Elliot:
I set and cleared.

Micheal:
[quickly] I did breakfast.

Gertie:
I did breakfast.

[Mary slams a pot down on the sideboard, offscreen]

Micheal:
What's the matter, Mom?

Mary:
[emotionally; about the kids' father] He hates Mexico.

Micheal:
[to Elliot] Damn it, why don't you...grow up? Think how other people feel for a change?


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