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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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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. See more »


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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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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,514,095 (USA) (12 August 2016)

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$76,204,454 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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Trivia

Director David Lowery explained why Elliott is a furry dragon in an IGN article, saying that he'd rather have "the kind of dragon you really want to give a hug to" than a Game of Thrones (2011) type dragon, which he described as "cool, but scaly and cold". See more »

Goofs

When Gavin tells Jack about his first encounter with Elliot, Jack doesn't believe him at first and then suggests to call the forestry in the morning. Gavin fails to mention the three other eyewitnesses as well as the pickup, which would have certainly been damaged when Elliot stopped it, thus proving his story. However, as we learn later, his goal was to capture the dragon and take credit for it, so he needed help from someone who he could trust. Realizing that Jack isn't interested in his goal (and feeling hurt about it), Gavin walked away in anger, not even wanting to convince Jack of anything anymore. See more »

Quotes

Natalie: [looking at Pete's drawing of Elliot] He looks like a dragon.
Pete: What's a dragon?
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Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #14.33 (2016) See more »

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Gina Anne
Written by Mara Lee Miller
Performed by Bosque Brown
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Magical
20 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!

To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.

David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.

I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.


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