Pete's Dragon (1977)

G   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy


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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

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  • Sean Marshall and Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Shelley Winters and Charles Tyner in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Mickey Rooney and Helen Reddy in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Charlie Callas and Sean Marshall in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Jim Backus in Pete's Dragon (1977)
  • Mickey Rooney and Sean Marshall in Pete's Dragon (1977)

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Trivia

In her autobiography, Shelley Winters says that she tore a ligament in her foot during production of this film.


Quotes

Pete: I can't sell you Elliot. I don't own him.
Hoagy: Well what did you do, rent him?
Dr. Terminus: Well who owns him?
Pete: No one, I guess. He just sort of goes to those who need him.
Dr. Terminus: *I* need him! Look deliver Elliot to me and the fiver is yours plus a special growth formula ...


Goofs

In the song "There's Room for Everyone", Nora sings the lyric, "A dragon is just one more stranger in search of a friend," but she mouths the word "person" for "stranger".


Alternate Versions

This Disney film has a troubled history as far as the many different versions released over the years. It originally ran 134 minutes. After its premiere engagement in Hollywood, it was cut down to 121 minutes before it premiered in New York. When it was released in Europe, it ran 105 minutes, with the following edits: -"Candle on the Water" (which survived only as an instrumental passage over the credits replacing the original overture) and "The Happiest Home in These Hills" were eliminated entirely. -Verses from "I Saw A Dragon," "Passamashloddy," "There's Room For Everyone," and "Every Little Piece" were cut. -21 scenes were shortened. This version was used for the original home video release in 1980, while every video since then has run 128 minutes, restoring the songs and the majority of dramatic material. However, when Disney re-released it in theaters, it was the European cut. Even further cuts were made for the TV version of the film, which premiered on "The Disney Sunday Movie" in 1986.

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Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical

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