Pete's Dragon

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  • G
  • 1977
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 6.3  (26,300)
  • 46

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions that tells the story of a young boy, Pete (Sean Marshall), and his dragon friend Elliott. Directed by Don Chaffey, the film stars Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, and Mickey Rooney. The story begins with Pete and Elliott, who has the power of invisibility, running away from the abusive Gogan family with whom Pete had been staying since his parents died. They end up in the coastal town of Passamaquoddy, where they meet a young woman named Nora (Helen Reddy), who is enchanted by Pete's stories about his dragon friend, but is skeptical about the existence of a real dragon.

Meanwhile, the corrupt Mayor of Passamaquoddy, George Haskell (Jim Dale), has decided to capture Elliott and use him for his own gain. When Pete inadvertently reveals the dragon's existence to Nora, the two of them team up to protect their friend and keep him safe from Haskell.

As Pete and Elliott become more comfortable in their new home, they grow closer to Nora and her father Lampie (Mickey Rooney), the lighthouse keeper. Together they work to thwart Haskell's plans and find a way to keep Pete and Elliott together forever.

The film culminates in an epic chase scene, with Pete and Nora racing to save Elliott from Haskell's grasp. Along the way, they are aided by a group of friendly fishermen who help them evade Haskell and his henchmen. Ultimately, it is their bravery and determination that triumph over greed and corruption, and Pete and Elliott are able to live happily ever after.

Pete's Dragon is a heartwarming tale that captures the magic of childhood imagination and the power of friendship. With catchy musical numbers and a lovable cast of characters, this timeless classic has become a beloved favorite of families around the world.

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 fantasy movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    2 hr 14 min
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    6.3  (26,300)
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