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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:
... Grace
... Meacham
... Pete
... Natalie
... Jack
... Gavin
... Sheriff Gene Dentler (as Isiah Whitlock)
... Woodrow
... Abner
... Bobby
... Deputy Smalls
Keagan Carr Fransch ... Doctor Marquez
Jade Valour ... Nurse Merriwether
... Mrs. Swanberg
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

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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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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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Trivia

Robert Redford used Alex Hunt's Essential Movie Blog as artistic inspiration during the production of Pete's Dragon (2016) See more »

Goofs

When Pete first meet's Natalie in the woods he says he's 5 when he should have said 4. Pete could possibly sure of his age so he must have guessed 5. See more »

Quotes

Meacham: There's magic in the woods, if you know where to look for it.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Ghostbusters (2016) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Go North [Dragon Song Redux]
Lyrics by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks
Traditional Music
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Yawn
13 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm not sure how you can make a story about a dragon boring, but they did with this movie. From the soundtrack to the cinematography, to the acting and storyline, I've honestly seen better movies on Lifetime. My kids fell asleep about halfway through it and I suffered through the predictable storyline and cringe worthy "feel good" moments. A Disney movie about a dragon should inspire the imagination, excite us, surprise us, and touch our hearts. This movie fell short in all areas. The last ten minutes of the movie are worth seeing but the lead up to those moments takes far too long. A concentration on better humor to break the nonstop sentimental expression would have gone a long way with this movie. I love fantasy and adventure movies and hopes to share a great evening with the kids. Unfortunately we fell asleep at an overpriced B rated movie.


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