Pete's Dragon

Synopsis: In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a nine-year-old orphan escaping from his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine, and live with Nora, a lighthouse keeper, and her father, Lampie. Elliott is sought for medicinal purposes by the corrupt Dr. Terminus.
Director(s): Don Chaffey
Production: Buena Vista Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


Where'd he go?

He must have went that-a-way.

Oh, Petey...

I'll wring his neck!



Elliott, put me down.

- Look around.

- Spread out!

They're getting closer.

We'd better hide.

- - Stop swingin' your tail.

You almost knocked me down.

Here they come.

He's gone that-a-way

He's went this-a-way

He's up a tree I think!

Oh Petey, Oh Petey...

Where are you? Please come back

Oh Petey, Oh Petey...

You're like a son to us

We miss you, We miss you

If I get near him you can bet

I won't miss him with this.

I'll cook you cake and gingerbread,

Bring you tea in bed on a tray,

We'll slave while you go fishing

You'll get permission to run and play

These tears oughta show you I care

Come back, by cracky we'll share

The happiest home in these hills...

in these hills!

Gonna snag him, gag him,

drag him through town

Put his head in the river,

let the pup drown,

Trap him, strap him, wrap

him in a sack. Yeah!

Tie him screaming to a railroad track.

We'll have you sing in chapel

You'll be the apple of Momma's eye

I'll tend to all your sowing and

do your mowing So just rely on me

Dang, we know you're out there

It's late, we're waiting to share

The happiest home in these hills...

in these hills!

Gonna paw him, claw him,

saw him in half,

When he cries out for

mercy we'll just laugh,

Beat him, heat him, eat

him for dessert. Yeah!

Roast him gently so the

flames won't hurt.

Squish down!


No, don't!

Somethin' hit me!

- What somethin'?

- If I knowed what somethin',

I wouldn't call it "somethin',"

I'd call it by its name.

I told you not

to swing your tail.

No, no, don't!

You done it!

Dumb polecats!

Fightin' it out while that little

snake of a kid gets further away!

Why are y'all playing in the mud...

when you know we gotta

find that boy?

He's gotta be around

here somewhere. Find him!

Aw, Ma!

Why don't we...

just go on back home

and do some eatin'?

I'll tell ya... 'cause you

ain't gonna do no eatin'...

until you find that little brat!

Who done that?

Hey, Ma, why don't we just get

ourselves another orphan, huh?

Because I done paid

our last $50 for Pete,

plus 50 cents legal fees.

And we ain't got another

$50 plus legal, that's why!

Do ya understand? Well, here's

somethin' you will understand.

You're gonna have to start workin'

the farm with your own two hands...

less'n you spot

that little twerp.

- - And get me out

of this here mud hole, Merle.

Come on. I'm stuck.

Don't just sit around in it.

Come on.

Get me out of here.

Petey! Petey!

Petey! Petey, Petey, Petey!

You'll swim and you'll go camping

You'll be a champ in your own backyard

Our love is overflowing,

it keeps on growin'

You'll sleep good knowing

you're home...

In these hills

We're gonna string him from a tree

In these hills

We're gonna sting him like a bee

In these hills

We're gonna spill him on his head

In these hills

We're gonna fill him full of lead

In these hills...

We better stay here.

I'm tired, aren't you?

Good night, Elliott.

Hi, Elliott.

Oh, boy.

Those look good.

I'm starved.

You sure changed my life.

- I didn't think I'd ever be happy until

I met you. - Ooh.


Whoops. One left.

You can have it.


Mm. You're

a good cook, Elliott.

I look in your eyes

and you whisper sweetly

We don't match in size

but we fit so neatly

It's nice waking up

when you're close beside me

Humming in my ear

You're joking!

I can't believe it. You do?

I love you too

Remember the night

when you first confided

And things went so right

that we both decided

Now we're together

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Malcolm Marmorstein

Malcolm Marmorstein (born August 9, 1928 in Jersey City, New Jersey - died November 21, 2020 Los Angeles, CA) was an American playwrite, screenwriter and director. more…

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