How to Train Your Dragon

Synopsis: Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.
Production: Paramount/DWA
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 60 nominations.
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98 min

Did anybody see that?

Except for you.

- Do not let them escape!

- Right!

You're all out.

Oh, and there's one more thing

you need to know.

Sorry, Dad.

OK, but I hit a Night Fury.

It's not like the last few times, Dad!

I really, actually hit it!

You guys were busy.

I had a very clear shot.

It went down off Raven Point.

Let's get a search party...


Just stop.

Every time you step outside,

disaster follows.

Can you not see that

I have bigger problems?

Winter is almost here

and I have an entire village to feed!

Between you and me, the village

could do with a little less feeding.

This isn't a joke, Hiccup!

Why can't you follow

the simplest orders?

I can't stop myself. I see a dragon

and I have to just kill it.

It's who I am, Dad.

You're many things, Hiccup.

But a dragon killer is not one of them.

Get back to the house.

Make sure he gets there.

I have his mess to clean up.

Quite the performance.

I've never seen anyone

mess up that badly. That helped.

Thank you, thank you. I was trying.

- I really did hit one.

- Sure, Hiccup.

- He never listens.

- It runs in the family.

When he does,

it's with this disappointed scowl,

like someone skimped on meat

in his sandwich.

"Excuse me, barmaid.

You brought me the wrong offspring."

I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy

arms, extra guts and glory on the side.

"This here, this is a talking fishbone."

You're thinking about this wrong.

It's not so much what you look like,

it's what's inside that he can't stand.

Thank you for summing that up.

Look, the point is, stop trying

so hard to be something you're not.

I just want to be one of you guys.

Either we finish them

or they'll finish us!

It's the only way

we'll be rid of them.

If we find the nest and destroy it,

the dragons will leave.

They'll find another home!

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Will Davies

William Davies is an English screenwriter and film producer. He has written and co-written a number of films including 1988's Twins, The Real McCoy, Johnny English, Alien Autopsy, Flushed Away, How to ... more…

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