In a town in california a boy named Eliot finds this alien and calls him E.T. E.T was left on Earth from the other aliens so E.T finds himself at Eliot's house. Where Eliot and his siblings take him in.
Eliot keeps E.T in his closet keeping him a secret from his mother. Eliot finds him self having a bond with E.T from having the same feelings to feeling pain.
E.T was dead and then got revived by Eliot. with the government chasing after him Eliot and his siblings get E.T into the space ship and E.T is indeed safe.