History Film / ETTheExtraterrestrial

9th Oct '16 7:50:38 PM kyeo
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* ArcWords: "I'll be right here."
16th Sep '16 10:49:11 PM johnnycade7
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Down in that suburb live Elliott, his older brother Michael, and his little sister [[Creator/DrewBarrymore Gertrude]], the products of a broken home with an overworked mom named Mary (the dad is absent). Over the course of a few days, lonely Elliott encounters the stranded alien and lures it to his house with Reese's Pieces, offering it shelter and naming it E.T.

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Down in that suburb live Elliott, his older brother Michael, and his little sister [[Creator/DrewBarrymore Gertrude]], the products of a broken home with an overworked mom named Mary (the ([[DisappearedDad the dad is absent).absent]]). Over the course of a few days, lonely Elliott encounters the stranded alien and lures it to his house with Reese's Pieces, offering it shelter and naming it E.T.
10th Sep '16 10:48:30 PM DustSnitch
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* NeverTrustATrailer
* NightmareFuel: The opening scene with E.T. running from the alien hunters, E.T. coming out of the shed towards Elliott, E.T.'s near-death experience and the invasion of Elliott's home by the alien hunters.

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* NeverTrustATrailer
* NightmareFuel: The opening scene with E.T. running from the alien hunters, E.T. coming out of the shed towards Elliott, E.T.'s near-death experience and the invasion of Elliott's home by the alien hunters.
%%* NeverTrustATrailer
27th Aug '16 7:00:48 PM MrNickelodeon
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* SpinOff[=/=]ExpandedUniverse: There was a pair of novels published which expanded upon E.T.'s race, who are master botanists and develop their technology from plants.

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* SpinOff[=/=]ExpandedUniverse: SpinOff[=/=]ExpandedUniverse:
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There was a pair of novels published which expanded upon E.T.'s race, who are master botanists and develop their technology from plants.plants.
** The ''Ride/ETAdventure'' ride at Ride/UniversalStudios, which has its own page.
31st Jul '16 12:40:10 PM SuddenFrost
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** E.T. qualifies as well since E.T. is the nickname Elliott gave him. Justified in the fact E.T. knows limited English and we never see him interact with any of his species.

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** E.T. qualifies as well since E.T. is the nickname Elliott gave him. Justified in the fact E.T. knows limited English and we never see him interact with any of his species. (In the sequel novel, ''The Book of the Green Planet,'' even after E.T. returns to his home planet the narration always calls him "E.T." His own people are only ever seen referring to him as [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep "The Doctor of Botany"]].)
27th Jul '16 4:01:09 PM SammyBoy123
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* NightmareFuel: The opening scene with E.T. running from the alien hunters, E.T. coming out of the shed towards Elliott, E.T.'s near-death experience and the invasion of Elliott's home by the alien hunters.
25th Jun '16 7:54:04 PM freesefan
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:E.T. being able to make Elliot's bike fly.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: The BMX bikers using their skills to evade the police in the movie's finale.

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:E.ChekhovsSkill:
** E.
T. being able to make Elliot's bike fly.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: The BMX bikers using
fly comes in handy when trying to avoid the FBI.
** For that matter all of Michael's biker friends find
their skills to evade the police in the movie's finale.useful during that chase.
20th May '16 8:18:27 PM ThePocket
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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Elliot is understandably afraid that something like this will happen to E.T. if ''any'' grownups find out about him. He doesn't even trust his mother. And the government is indeed looking for him, but we never do find out what they had in mind because he's terminally ill when they find him and curing his condition becomes priority #1.
** And then when [[spoiler:that fails]], this turns into [[spoiler:AlienAutopsy, as Elliot assumes this is what they plan to do with his body and says so to their faces. This, too, ends up being something we fortunately never get to find out.]]
9th May '16 1:41:37 AM KenKevinStriker
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* TheRival: ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'' was this to ''E.T.'', one of the reasons it didn't get any notice until a decade later, was because many people watching ''E.T.'' didn't like the idea of an evil alien.

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* TheRival: ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'' was this to ''E.T.'', one of the reasons it didn't get any notice until a decade later, VHS and cable, was because many people watching ''E.T.'' didn't like the idea of an evil alien.
8th Apr '16 12:16:11 PM sarysa
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* ObviousStuntDouble: During the bike chase, [[http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/movies/2014-03-27/3237d5a0-b5a8-11e3-a9b6-6592bd57c1dc_stunt-doubles-et.jpg as this image shows]], 10-year old Elliot's stunt double is a full grown man. Having the teenagers' stunt doubles as taller-than-average men did not make this much less obvious.
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