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Pete's Dragon (1977)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  3 November 1977 (USA)
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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

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In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a nine-year-old orphan escaping from his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine, and live with Nora, a lighthouse keeper, and her father, Lampie. Elliott is sought for medicinal purposes by the corrupt Dr. Terminus. Written by Matthew Anscher <ansch002@acpub.duke.edu>

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3 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pete y Elliot el Dragon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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This is the second time Red Buttons and Shelley Winters worked together. The first time was The Poseidon Adventure in 1972. They also both made guest appearances on Roseanne. See more »

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When Doc Terminus and Hoagy have crashed into the net, the wires holding them up are visible. See more »

Quotes

Lampie: [trying to sneak past the lighthouse into Elliot's cave]
[drunk, shouting]
Lampie: Shussh! We don't want- we don't want Nora... to hear us!
Hoagy: Ssshh!
Lampie: Huh?
Hoagy: SSSHHH!
Lampie: [pause, still shouting] We don't want Nora to hear us!
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Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)
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Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Sung by Sean Marshall and Charlie Callas
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Great for any ages!
31 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a little kid and my older siblings before me. I can remember every detail and every character and every song! Brazzel dazzle day, There's room for everyone, candle on the water, its not easy... all songs that I remember word for word! I love this movie! Great for any age! My sisters and I always quote this movie. We go back and forth singing "We've got a bill of sale right here!" and every other song. This movie isn't just a kids movie. My sisters are in their 20's and I am 18 and we all watch it still! Granted the acting wasn't the best but come on it was made in 1977! And even for a 70's movie it was awesome and completely unforgettable!


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