The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon.


David Lowery


David Lowery (screenplay by), Toby Halbrooks (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Grace
Robert Redford ... Meacham
Oakes Fegley ... Pete
Oona Laurence ... Natalie
Wes Bentley ... Jack
Karl Urban ... Gavin
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Sheriff Gene Dentler (as Isiah Whitlock)
Marcus Henderson ... Woodrow
Aaron Jackson ... Abner
Phil Grieve ... Bobby
Steve Barr ... Deputy Smalls
Keagan Carr Fransch Keagan Carr Fransch ... Doctor Marquez
Jade Valour Jade Valour ... Nurse Merriwether
Augustine Frizzell ... Mrs. Swanberg
Francis Biggs Francis Biggs ... Mr. Swanberg


A young boy, Pete, is found in a forest where he's been living for six year after an accident took his parents' lives. A ranger, Grace, takes him in and asks him how he survived all by himself. He says he had a friend named Elliott and draws a picture of a dragon, saying it's Elliott. 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 her his home and Elliott. A man sees Elliott, and when he tells about his experience and isn't believed, he sets out to capture the dragon to prove it. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Some secrets are too big to keep.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, peril and brief language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Bryce Dallas Howard played another character named Grace in Manderlay (2005). See more »


Several vehicles are too new to be in 1983. The Park Ranger Jeep Cherokee driven by Grace was introduced in late 1983 but the model in the movie has rear shoulder seat belts which would make it a 1990 model or later. See more »


Meacham: There's magic in the woods, if you know where to look for it.
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Written by Mara Lee Miller
Performed by Bosque Brown
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A Remake way better then the Original.
8 October 2016 | by AussieMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

7/10. This is a remake of Disney's 1977 classic, in which a lost little boy (Pete) finds friendship with a dinosaur called Elliot. Now I must say up front that I really was never a fan of the original, I found it dull and boring. It is not a big classic like a lot of other Disney films, but it still has a big following of people that love it. However I am very glad that they went back 39 years later and remade it, I really liked this film and thought it was a great film for the whole family, with heartfelt moments, funny moments and also action scenes that were good fun for adults and children. I have heard criticism of the way this film starts off, with Pete losing his parents, but honestly this is not a put off for young children and is made in a way that is not sad. My two young kids were not afraid in this film at all, and absolutely loved it. Director David Lowery does a fantastic job in this remake for families. Oakes Fegley who plays Pete really does a great job for a young boy, I think he might be one to watch in the future. Pete's Dragon #petesdragon

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Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete's Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »


Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,514,095, 14 August 2016

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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