Elliott is the deuteragonist from the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. He is a 10-year-old boy who lived with his family in Los Angeles, California. He has a brother named Michael and a sister named Gertie and lives with his mother Mary.
He is played by Henry Thomas.
Elliott found E.T. when he heard strange noises outside and finally led the alien into his room with Reese's Pieces.
Elliott soon befriended E.T and the next day feigned illness so he could stay home to play with E.T.. Elliott found out the alien had an expendable neck and could breath underwater.
The next day, Elliott had to go to school. However, he unknowingly had a psychic connection to E.T. and did whatever the alien did and felt whatever the alien felt.
During science class, Elliott's connection made him release hundreds of frogs which were going to be dissected and told the frogs to run, claiming he was saving them. (Elliott did this because E.T. was reading a comic that showed a superhero rescuing an alien.) At home, E.T. then turned on the television and saw the movie, The Quiet Man and saw the scene where John Wayne kissed Maurine O'Hara. The psychic connection with Elliott and E.T. caused Elliott to kiss a girl in his class who he liked in the same manner while the rest of the kids were going in panic because of the frogs, who were rapidly escaping the school.
Because he kissed the girl and caused disruption in the class, Elliott was sent to the principal's office and was sent home, most likely suspended.
A Holiday Reunion
- It is not revealed in the film why Elliot, Michael and Gertie's father is not seen, leaving the viewer to decide on if he is dead or if he divorced Mary.