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September 1981 We delivered the ET Bikes to the Studio Production Set for test riding (18 photos, see the photo gallery)
Item# ET-022 [ET-022]
Categories: ET Movie Items,
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Left to right: one of the star actors (one of Elliott`s close friends), Dennis Muren, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor for E.T., a studio employee, Robert McNaughton (Elliot`s older brother, Michael), studio employee, Howie, studio VP, Robert Cardoza. Photo #029-1. I apologize for not recalling the names of all the actors and Studio employees; any assistance here will be appreciated.

Picture Gallery for this Item (click images to enlarge)

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L to R; 5 Studio staff, Robert Suarez and Howie

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A bunch of Studio people and Howie

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Henry Thomas who played Elliott, Robert Macnaughton who played Michael, Elliott's older brother, Dennis Muren, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor for E.T., Howie with his back to the camera and several Studio staff.

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Robert Suarez with 3 of the young actors, Howie with 3 of the Studio staff.

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Robert Suarez with the 'afro' bending down to adjust a bike, 3 of the young actors, Howie with his back to the camera and 3 Studio staff.

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Elliot climbing on his bike, Howie watching.

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We are still fine-tuning the bike adjustments for each individual young actor.

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Robert Suarez and 'Michael' (Elliott's older brother) on bikes ready for a test ride,

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Robert and Howie sitting on bikes giving a short talk to some of the actors and Studio staff (7 of them).

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'Elliott' (Henry Thomas) taking his test ride next to a semi truck..

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One of the other young actors, 'Michael' and Robert's back.

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Howie having a discussion with Steven Spielberg and Steve Adler, while Robert Suarez is bending over to make a bike adjustment.

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3 of us (Steve Adler, Steven Spielberg & Howie) watching Robert making a handlebar stem adjustment.

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2 Studio gents checking out one of the adjusted bikes (Steven Spielberg riding the bike with Steve Adler watching).

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One of the Studio gents (Steven Spielberg) showing how a 'wheelie' looks. Steve Adler, Howie, and his youngest son, Randy, looking on. Randy was lucky enough to get a 'smaller than bit' part in the movie; it happened by chance one day while they were filming the scene in the park. They filmed Howie's red color Caddy being driven by Howie's aunt Shirley with Randy sitting shotgun on one scene. 

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Dennis Muren, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor for E.T., Robert Macnaughton ('Michael') and EB's Robert Suarez.

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Randy Cohen (Howie's youngest son) in the foreground, Robert Suarez checking out one of the bikes, a Studio gent (Steven Spielberg) and Howie looking on. Randy went to the San Francisco area a few months later to a photo shoot for one of EB's full page advertisements; you can see him peering out of the window blinds looking at Elliot and E.T. riding in front of the moon.

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