Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, Robert MacNaughton
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-fi
Audio problem: When Mary is reading Peter Pan to Gertie, her shadow's lips don't match up with the words she is saying.
Audio problem: When E.T. is home alone using the Speak & Spell for the first time, he types in E at one point, but the electronic voice can be heard saying F instead. (00:46:10)
Audio problem: When Elliot frees the frogs and cries "I gotta save you, I gotta let you go!", his lips aren't moving.
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Elliot: Okay, 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.
While Elliott and ET are saying goodbye, in the original 1982 version in the shot facing Elliott, ET lifts his right hand to point his finger at Elliott's forehead and ET's finger glows (note the weird angle of ET's raised right hand), but in the next shot facing ET when he says the iconic words, "I'll be right here," it's actually ET's left hand up by Elliott's face. This was digitally corrected in the 2002 version, so that in the first shot ET lifts up his left hand.
Steven Spielberg has a cameo as one of the doctors when Elliot and E.T. are 'hospitalized' inside the house.