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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.

Director:

David Lowery

Writers:

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 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 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

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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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi amigo el dragón 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, Wide Release

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Pete climbs onto the school bus, that is a reference to when Pete followed the school children in the original movie. See more »

Goofs

Pete and Natalie falling from the tree would have realistically resulted in them getting cut and dirty. See more »

Quotes

Grace: [to Pete] You're very brave. Did you know that? You might be the bravest boy I've ever met.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 8 August 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Go North [Dragon Song Redux]
Lyrics by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks
Traditional Music
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Kid again
18 November 2016 | by bp96-137-679777See 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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