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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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Elliott (voice)
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Fisherman #1
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Storyline

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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His name is Elliott. He's 20 feet high, 40 feet long. He can become invisible at the drop of a hat, or spew red hot flames. In fact, there's only one way to bring this awesome beast under control... rub his tummy. See more »


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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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A Ska-Punk version of the song 'It's Not Easy' was recorded by members of Reel Big Fish and Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer. See more »

Goofs

When Nora and Pete are singing 'It's Not Easy' and Nora sings the line 'Life is lollipops and raindrops', she mimes the word 'rainbows' instead of 'raindrops'. See more »

Quotes

Hoagy: [trying to tell Dr. Terminus about seeing Elliott for the first time]
[stutters scarily]
Hoagy: El- El- Dra- Dra...
Dr. Terminus: What is an "El- El-, Dra- Dra-"?
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Candle on the Water
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Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Sung by Helen Reddy
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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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