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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Gene Dentler (as Isiah Whitlock)
Keagan Carr Fransch ...
Jade Valour ...
Mrs. Swanberg
Francis Biggs ...
Mr. Swanberg


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo el dragón  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,514,095, 14 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,204,454, 2 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,313,848, 11 December 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Howard Shore was originally chosen to compose the music for this film, but he was replaced during post-production by Daniel Hart, who had worked with director David Lowery before. See more »


Near the end, Meacham (Robert Redford) can be heard saying that "the North star shines brightest of all". This is a common misconception. In reality, the North star is only about 50th brightest (its exact placement is impossible, because it's slightly variable). See more »


Gavin: [finding Elliot's paw print] Hey, guys. What do you think?
Bobby: A bear?
Gavin: Have you ever seen a bear that big?
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Referenced in Iron Fist: Lead Horse Back to Stable (2017) See more »


Go North [Dragon Song Redux]
Lyrics by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks
Traditional Music
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It was a truly heartwarming experience!
1 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is my first IMDb review, I really liked this movie that's why I felt the urge to let the people know how amazing It is!

Firstly I want to tell you that I had my doubts, I din't know if it was going to be any good. Luckily the doubts disappeared as soon as I saw the first scene, I'm not going to spoil it but it was an amazing intro to a brilliant movie which is always keeping you interested and intrigued.

Disney has a unique, almost magical way of touching your soul, and it did just that in this movie. It will make you feel like a kid again, no matter how old you are. It will make you feel sad, it will make you feel happy and it will make you feel angry. I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried a lot and also caught myself yelling at the screen! You share the character's emotions and you are feeling like you belong in the story. Another thing that helps with that is the kid who plays remarkably good, and the dragon that feels like real.

I strongly recommend it to you. Anyone can watch it. Your kids, you and even the older people can enjoy this amazing fairy-tale.

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