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Pete's Dragon (2016)

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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

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Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man saw Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Some secrets are too big to keep.


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Rated PG for action, peril and brief language | See all certifications »

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12 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo el dragón  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€863,914 (Italy) (14 August 2016)

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$76,204,454 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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Trivia

Director David Lowery explained why Elliott is a furry dragon in an IGN article, saying that he'd rather have "the kind of dragon you really want to give a hug to" than a Game of Thrones (2011) type dragon, which he described as "cool, but scaly and cold". See more »

Goofs

Around 01:26:47, it's twilight. Around 01:27:22, it's daylight. See more »

Quotes

Grace: I know the forest like the back of my hand. I wouldn't have missed a dragon.
Meacham: You missed Pete.
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Connections

Remake of Pete's Dragon (1977) See more »

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Nobody Knows
Written by Toby Halbrooks and Andrew Tinker
Produced by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites
Performed by The Lumineers
Courtesy of Dualtone Records/Decca Records
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Kid again
18 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Liked this a lot. I was 4 when I first saw Pete's dragon way back in '83 or whatever back in England. I remember how much I loved the idea of Pete's dragon. I watched the original a few years back and realized that it was a fairly average musical with an animated dragon. But still!!!! I remember how great the story or idea of a personal dragon was. The modern spin is very sentimental, but never cheesy. Everything was great; from casting to special effects. I really enjoyed this movie. If you remember the old Pete's dragon from back when you were a skid, you'll love this movie. To be completely honest, there were several tear jerker moments. I guess they really nailed down the aspects of a child becoming suddenly orphaned. They also did a really good job if propelling the story so that it never sat idle. Robert Redford played the integral old timer part, but played it exceptionally well as to be expected. It is also relevant to mention that I typically do not review movies I have just seen immediately after I have seen them. This film made an exception for me.


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