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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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David Lowery

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David Lowery (screenplay by), Toby Halbrooks (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Grace
Robert Redford ... Meacham
Oakes Fegley ... Pete
Oona Laurence ... Natalie
Wes Bentley ... Jack
Karl Urban ... Gavin
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Sheriff Gene Dentler (as Isiah Whitlock)
Marcus Henderson ... Woodrow
Aaron Jackson ... Abner
Phil Grieve ... Bobby
Steve Barr ... Deputy Smalls
Keagan Carr Fransch Keagan Carr Fransch ... Doctor Marquez
Jade Valour Jade Valour ... Nurse Merriwether
Augustine Frizzell ... Mrs. Swanberg
Francis Biggs Francis Biggs ... Mr. Swanberg
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Storyline

Pete, a boy, is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took the lives of 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 sees Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete's Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,514,095, 14 August 2016

Gross USA:

$76,233,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,695,338
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was going to be made in 2013 but Disney didn't find a time to make it in summer of 2013, so the movie was delayed to summer 2016 See more »

Goofs

Karl Urban's New Zealand accent leaks through when Gavin remarks that Elliot's tracks are "less than a day old." See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

It's A Good Day
Written by Dave Barbour (as David M. Barbour) and Peggy Lee
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Remake way better then the Original.
8 October 2016 | by AussieMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

7/10. This is a remake of Disney's 1977 classic, in which a lost little boy (Pete) finds friendship with a dinosaur called Elliot. Now I must say up front that I really was never a fan of the original, I found it dull and boring. It is not a big classic like a lot of other Disney films, but it still has a big following of people that love it. However I am very glad that they went back 39 years later and remade it, I really liked this film and thought it was a great film for the whole family, with heartfelt moments, funny moments and also action scenes that were good fun for adults and children. I have heard criticism of the way this film starts off, with Pete losing his parents, but honestly this is not a put off for young children and is made in a way that is not sad. My two young kids were not afraid in this film at all, and absolutely loved it. Director David Lowery does a fantastic job in this remake for families. Oakes Fegley who plays Pete really does a great job for a young boy, I think he might be one to watch in the future. Pete's Dragon #petesdragon https://m.facebook.com/Aussiemoviereview/


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