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Pete's Dragon (1977)

Rating:G
Genre:Family
Release Date:November 3, 1977
Running time:128 minutes
Cast:Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons
Director:Don Chaffey
Producer:Jerome Courtland, Ron Miller
Writer:Malcolm Marmorstein
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: Based on a story by Hollywood old-timers Seton I. Miller and S. S. Field, Pete's Dragon divides its time between its flesh-and-blood characters and an animated blue dragon. Pete (Sean Marshall), a lonely orphan boy in turn-of-the-century Maine, runs away from his abusive foster family. He stumbles upon a lovable dragon named Elliot, and the two become inseparable companions. Elliot is visible only to Pete, leading the townsfolk to assume that the boy is a trifle tetched. Pete finally finds happiness with his new family, lighthouse-keeper Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and his daughter Nora (Helen Reddy, who sings and sings). British comic actor Jim Dale co-stars as the wacky dentist Dr. Terminus.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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