He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.

An extra-terrestrial is accidentally left behind on Earth and is befriended by a young boy and his brother and sister. As Elliot attempts to help his extra-terrestrial companion contact his home planet so that he might be rescued, the children must elude scientists and government agents determined to apprehend the alien for their own purposes...which results in an adventure greater than any of them could have imagined.

  • 1HR 55MIN ' PG
  • Sci-Fi

Cast & Crew

  • Dee Wallace

    Dee WallaceMary

  • Henry Thomas

    Henry ThomasElliott

  • Robert MacNaughton

    Robert MacNaughtonMichael

  • Drew Barrymore

    Drew BarrymoreGertie

  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven SpielbergDirector

  • Kathleen Kennedy

    Kathleen KennedyProducer

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