E. T. Returns

E. T. (1982): A meek little boy (Elliott) finds a stranded extraterrestrial. He has to find the courage to defy the authorities to help the alien return to its home planet.

E. T. Returns (2012): Elliott, a teacher in his fifties and an aloof non-conformist, disrupts a private Jesuit college where his pupils are unteachables from rich families. Elliott links up with the returned E. T. to turn the school play (The Visit) into a weapon of subversion and ends up taking control of the college. However, E. T.’s career in outer space causes conflicts with his wives, who would prefer him to pay more attention to his domestic duties.