E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a classic science-fiction film released in 1982, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Kathleen Kennedy. The film tells the story of a young boy named Elliott who befriends a stranded extraterrestrial who is trying to find his way back to his own planet.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $792 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Jurassic Park in 1993. It was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning four, including Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
E.T. is known for its iconic images and memorable moments, such as the scene where Elliott and E.T. fly on a bicycle across the full moon.