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Pete's Dragon


Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney View All


Don Chaffey (Director), Malcolm Marmorstein (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 3rd, 1977
Runtime: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.
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Jon Turner
Only young Marshall's sincerely believable turn as Pete rings true, in part because of his scenes with Elliot, but also because he plays it mostly straight for the most part.