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FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Sean Marshall
Helen Reddy
Jim Dale
Mickey Rooney
Red Buttons
Directors
Don Chaffey
Screenwriters
SS Field
Seton I Miller
Malcolm Marmorstein
Running Time
128 minutes

Pete's Dragon
A long way shy of Mary Poppins’ sprightly fantasy


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Plot
An orphan boy escapes from his nasty adoptive parents, with his secret friend, a dragon named Elliot, to live with a kindly lighthouse keeper. But an evil doctor has designs on the magical Elliot.


Verdict
Another not very charming but harmless fusion of animation and good old real-life.


Reviewed by Ian Nathan

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