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Pete's Dragon (2016)

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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who 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 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

A young boy, Pete, is found in a forest where he's been living for six year after an accident took his parents' lives. A ranger, Grace, takes him in and asks him how he survived all by himself. He says he had a friend named Elliott and draws a picture of a dragon, saying it's Elliott. 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 her his home and Elliott. A man sees Elliott, and when he tells about his experience and isn't believed, he sets out to capture the dragon to prove it. Written by anonymous

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The original Pete's Dragon (1977) took place in the early 1900's. 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 AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: The Grinchy Dumbo (2018) See more »

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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Lacking magic
29 April 2017 | by ImdbidiaSee all my reviews

I watched the original movie when I was kid, and my brothers and I still consider it one of our fav children movies ever. You can imagine my excitement and also my apprehension when I learned that this film was being filmed.

This is a very enjoyable family film that has lovely moments of tenderness, wonderful special effects (the design of Elliot, flying scenes, etc.), it has fun and plenty of action, and Redford and Howard are good in their roles and seem to believe in magic because I thought they were the best thing in the film.

However, the movie lack the most important thing to me -- magic. All the characters keep speaking about magic, but the actors playing them don't believe in magic, the film does not create magic, so it feels a lovely fantasy film not a magic children's film. I didn't feel it in my heart. And that being the case, the film is not memorable to me.


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Official Sites:

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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