E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Police Academy, Crowd Pleaser, Cupid Wore A Badge

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (top left image) is from 1982 and tells the story of an alien that is left behind on earth when the spaceship departs without it.

He is befriended by Elliott Taylor (played by Henry Thomas) and his siblings, played by Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore.

It’s quite comical initially but then gets serious when ET is tracked down by the authorities.

Having become ‘twinned’ with Elliott, they both fall seriously ill and ET dies.

Except he doesn’t and he comes back to life.

It’s a happy ending for ET, when the spaceship returns and he goes home.

The movie had a $10.5 million budget and made $792.9 million at the box office.

Movie pages here.