HE WAS the lonely young boy who befriended E.T. when he was stranded on Earth, but now Elliott is all grown up and he looks very different.
The youngster, who was played by Henry Thomas, attempts to help the alien make his way home without his mother or the government finding out.
After discovering E.T. in their shed, the 10-year-old hid him in his bedroom and even feigned illness so he could play with his new friend.
He later introduced him to his older brother Michael and younger sister Gertie, who both agreed to help keep him hidden.
Unfortunately, Elliott’s extraterrestrial friend is found by the government and quarantined.