Photograph of the character E.T., the extra-terrestrial, with Elliot's dog, Harvey.
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Button promoting the popular 1982 science fiction film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. The film was directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and tells the story of a young boy named Elliot who befriends an alien stranded on earth and helps him return home. E.T. was the highest-grossing film of 1982, and (as of 2013) the 40th highest-grossing film of all time.