Pete's Dragon (1977) Movie Script

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
and life is perfect
Don't ever disappear
Oh, really?
Oh, you're just saying that.
Is it true?
I love you too
We're walking down
a road of our own
Where rain can never fall
I'm glad I don't
have to be alone
You know what to say
when I want direction
You don't turn away
when I need protection
Your voice is the sound
of an angel singing
Music I wait to hear
Say it again!
And again!
Everything seems so new!
I love you too
I love you too
I love you too
I love you too
Sounds like a nice place.
Now, Elliott, we want the people
of Passamaquoddy to like us.
Don't we?
I mean, you're kind of big, and
we don't want to scare anyone.
Do we?
So you better not
show yourself, understand?
I know how ya feel, but you'll
have to make yourself invisible.
- - I'm sorry, but
the whole thing has to go.
Behave yourself, Elliott.
I told ya not to fool around.
Get on the sidewalk
and stay next to me.
Look out, Elliott!
Oops. Clumsy, clumsy, clumsy.
I'm sorry, real sorry.
I was telling my dragon
not to bump his head on the sign.
All right, smarties.
Into your classroom.
March, march, march
march, march!
March! March!
March! March!
How dare you?
I mean, how dare you lie and try to
embarrass me in front of my students.
- I wasn't lying.
- That's a lie on top of a lie.
Ugh! You're not
one of my pupils.
What school are you
playing hooky from?
- I-I don't go to school.
- Ah! I knew it.
That's just
what this town needs.
Another ignoramus.
No, Elliott.
You disgusting
little street urchin!
You could be locked up for this.
Where's the sheriff?
Please! I didn't do anything
Your skirt got caught in the nail
Your finger nail
Gentlemen, I propose to say...
a beautiful community...
where the sun always rises
and the sun always sets.
- That's very deep and profound.
Don't you think?
- Elliott...
It's a place of serenity
and security,
where the unexpected
never happens.
It's okay, Elliott.
It seems to say,
You-You absolute oaf.
You-You idiot!
- No, come, come.
- It was that kid that pushed me.
He pulled off
Miss Taylor's petticoat.
- He walked through my cement with his big
feet. - He scared my horse, Victoria.
Let's get out of here, Elliott.
- We-Well, where is this person?
- Th-There he goes!
Well, detain him. Detain him.
- Elliott...
- Uh-oh.
You spoiled everything.
Darn you, Elliott.
I told you to behave.
And some oysters.
Oh, hello there, little boy.
- Hey! Hey, you look terrible.
- Whoopee!
Hey, your friend's...
turned green.
If I didn't know any better,
I'd say he was a dragon.
A drag-drag...
Elliott, didn't I tell you that...
Oh! Gentlemen...
A dragon, a dragon
I swear I saw a dragon
A green and seething
fire-breathing monster is in sight
With eyes of red a lion's head
and wings as dark as night
He has a jaw of gleaming teeth
He's 50 feet in height
It's true, it's true
Oh, what are we to do
It's true, it's true
He'll break us all in two
Oh, he's comin' in His great big
fin is right against the door
So board up all the windows
And get down on the floor
Has anybody seen my dad?
Nora, please, my child, come in.
- Get off that street.
- What's the matter?
- Worst thing I ever saw in my life
out on the street. - What was it?
- I don't want to tell you for fear
it'll scare you to death! - Scare me.
A dragon, a dragon
I swear I saw a dragon
His tail lashing, he'll be
smashing every shop in town
With scaly feet he'll crack the
street and tear the steeple down
It's not some loony dream I heard
a scream from Sheriff Brown
It's true, it's true
Oh, what are we to do
- It's true, it's true
- Old Lampie's in a stew
A dragon, a dragon
I swear there was a dragon
You're off your hinges
All those binges put you in a haze
You crazy fools It's all your
doggone fault he's in a daze
Let go of me, let go of me
and mend your wicked ways
What makes you think there
ever was, there never was
There never, never, ever was
a dragon, dragon, dragon
Dragon, dragon
dragon, dragon, dragon
- Why don't you just calm down?
- I seen his face.
If you wanna call it a face.
It was this close to me.
Why don't you
lie down, Dad? Come on.
You know what else?
It started to smile at me.
- Well, did you smile back? - I didn't have
time to smile. I was too busy running.
And you know...
And you know what else?
There was this boy with it.
And he wasn't afraid.
- This boy...
- Lie down.
We're in a lot of trouble,
and it's all your fault.
I don't wanna play.
You did everything wrong
is Passamaquoddy.
Now everybody hates us.
I don't know whether
you're good for me...
or bad.
I'm sorry, Elliott.
I didn't really mean that.
It's just
I don't know what to do,
and I'm scared.
Hello in there!
Get back!
- What are you doing here?
- Oh, just playing tic-tac-toe.
This isn't exactly
the best place for tic-tac-toe.
The tide's coming in. High water
reaches this cave sometimes.
You better head for home.
You're not from
Passamaquoddy, are you?
Just sort of... traveling.
Where are your parents?
Where are you staying?
- What's your name?
- Pete.
I'm Nora, and I have to get back
on watch, up in the lighthouse.
There's chowder on the stove,
if you'd like some.
Wh-What's the matter?
It's a hand, not a shark.
You can finish that chowder...
if you'd like.
Oh, I forgot something.
Be right back.
I forgive you, Elliott.
Stay here till I see what
it's like up in the lighthouse.
The Gogans own me, I guess.
They said it was against the law
for me to ever leave them.
Where did you get that bruise?
Mr. Gogan. I was milking the cow,
and I missed the bucket.
- Had he done that before?
- All the time.
The first time I ran away,
the orphan home sent me back.
This time,
I'll just keep running.
Well, you'll be safe here.
Nora, no one's ever been this nice
to me. I'll always remember it.
Pete, why don't you
sleep here tonight?
We'll figure out
what to do tomorrow.
I've got work to do. Come on.
Are you anybody's mother?
I'm not even anybody's wife.
But you're gonna get
married now, aren't you?
I'm already married
to this lighthouse.
- Who's that?
- Paul.
- Is he part of your family?
- He almost was.
- How can someone almost be part of a
family? - We were going to be married.
How come you weren't?
Well, as far as we know,
his ship was headed for a storm.
They were never heard from
again. That was a year ago.
He'll come back.
I tell myself
the same thing every day,
standing up there
watching for ships on the horizon.
Time I should be thinking
of other things, so they tell me.
I'll have to ask
Elliott about Paul.
He has a way of knowing things.
Who's Elliott?
- My dragon.
- Dragon?
So you're
the boy with the dragon.
- Yup.
- Where is he?
- Down in the cave.
- That's interesting.
I've never known anyone with
a dragon. What does he look like?
Just a plain, ordinary dragon.
How plain?
How ordinary?
He has the head of a camel
The neck
of a crocodile
It sounds rather strange.
He's both
a fish and a mammal
And I hope
he'll never change
'Cause it's not easy
to find someone who cares
It's not easy
to find magic in pairs
I'm glad I found him
I love him
I won't let him
get away
'Cause it's not easy
You say
the head of a camel
- The neck of a crocodile
- And the ears of a cow!
It's clear that friends
can be different
Yes, I understand you now
It's not easy
to find someone who cares
It's not easy
to find magic in pairs
Now that you have him
Hold him
Treasure him
from day to day
It's so easy
Life is lollipops
and raindrops
With the one
you love
Someone you can
always be with
Argue and agree with
Climb the highest tree with
It's not easy
To share somebody's dream
It gets easy
when you work as a team
You've got to tend it
Fan it
That's what
I plan to do
Oh, I had one friend
by my side
Now I have two
Him and you
Him and me
And it's so easy
- Good morning, sir.
- Good morning, son.
- Nice to see you again.
- Ah. Thank you.
- It's you!
- What's the matter?
It's you.
The boy with the dragon.
Yes, sir.
Dad! Dad, what is it?
- The boy with the dragon.
- I know. Now, just take it easy.
You saw it.
You saw it?
I didn't actually see it,
but I know what it looks like.
- But wha...
- We'll talk about it later.
It isn't in the lighthouse, is it?
- No, Elliott's down in the cave.
- Oh, Ellio...
Elliott? It... It even has a name.
There's nothing
to get upset about.
You're right. Right, there's
nothing to get upset about.
Nothing. No, why should I
get upset? I should be happy.
I... I should be happy! I'll go down
to the saloon and I'll tell the boys.
I'll say, "Boys, here it is." Then
hear the apologies.
Elliott'll be happy
to do it for you, sir.
Good boy. Good lad.
Just you and me and Elliott.
We'll go into the saloon.
Oh. Elliott...
He won't... won't start
to scratch or...
or fight, or set anything
on fire, will he?
- Well, he's sort of...
- Sort of what?
- Unpredictable.
- Don't do anything with Elliott.
Wh-Why don't you
leave him where he is?
- It's too dangerous to take him into town.
- It's dangerous.
I don't want either one of you
to say a word about Elliott...
- to anyone, do you understand,
- No. No. Yes!
Until we've talked this over.
Let's all have breakfast. The lamp
has to be polished, the lens cleaned,
and I want to take Pete
to buy new clothes.
Yes, well, clean Elliott
and eat the lamp.
I mean, we'll...
clea-clean the lamp.
Elliott! The name's
Elliott. Did you hear that?
Doc Terminus is comin'!
Are they still after us?
We lost 'em.
- Passamaquoddy ahead, ahoy!
- What?
Pass-a-ma-quoddy ahead, ahoy!
- Oh, no.
- Oh, yes.
- Slow down!
- My fence!
It's still wet
Throw out the anchor!
Since we all concur, gentlemen,
I suggest that we adjourn.
When did I start losing control of my town!
You dummy! You told me to drop the
anchor, I dropped the anchor.
- Watch Bones.
- Get him off of me! Get him off!
I think they remember us.
Uh-oh. I think
I remember them.
- Just act normal.
- I am acting normal. I'm ready to run.
- Quick, what's the name of this
town again? - Passamaquoddy.
- "Quassama" what?
- Passamaquoddy!
Got it. How wonderful to see
your smiling faces again.
All of you.
I-I've never known
such warmth,
such welcome,
such loving hospitality.
Get out, ya quack!
And don't bring those
phony remedies here again.
Go on back where
you belong: Jail.
- - Thank you, thank
you, thank you, thank you.
I sense enthusiasm,
I sense loving response,
and that's why I feel
that this is my home...
away from home.
I've been bringing cures from
Pilgrim Heights to Provincetown
Treated rabid fever
down on Queen Anne Road
Gout or gastritis
Mumps or bronchitis
Bites and burns and blue abrasions
Got a pill for all occasions
Little Sipowissot
was so nice to visit
And Scraggy Neck
is lovely to recall
Why didn't you stay there?
But through all my trips
Good Lord! there is one place
One corner, one town on my lips
Why, it's....
Padamaquassy. Ah! Paquamassady
No, no! Passamahmassy
OH! I know
It's Passamashlutty
It's Passamaquoddy!
Of course! That's what I meant to say.
I took your drug for losing
weight and now I'm a blob
But now there's so much
more of you to love
I wiped out impetigo
on the banks of Buttermilk
Flu is under firm control
in Powder Hole
Terminus potions
tablets and lotions
Major news in modern science
Step up now and join my clients
Spent a day in Buzzard's Bay
They couldn't keep me there
Even turned away
from Kingdom Hall
They probably
threw you out
They probably threw...
My hair was Grey and thanks
to you it turned into pink
But that color.
It's so becoming.
- Aah! - We're gonna wash your
phony tonics right down the sink
Wait. Listen.
My specialties are
audiology, mycology,
serology, teratology,
embryology, psychology, zoology...
and any other "ology"
you can think of!
My friends, you're not
giving me a chance!
I brought all these
medicines back from Paris.
- France.
- Ohh!
Oh Doctor! Oh Doctor!
Doctor, doctor, help me
I hear someone.
I hear someone calling me.
Someone in need.
A human being crying out to
another great human being.
For a service only
I can provide.
Madam! Doctor Terminus is here to cure you.
What's your problem lady?
How can I turn my back
to such a dear woman!
It's like humanity in me.
I hear... Ohh! Birds chirping
I hear children giggling.
I hear coins jingling.
That'll be exactly one dollar madam.
50 cents an ear.
Oh! Bless you doctor!
I can hear. I can hear.
My medicine cured her folks.
Did you hear her bless me?
Well, I bless her too.
How wonderful I feel
right here in my heeart.
Shamed be he who thinks evil of it.
And that's what the medical business is
all about, folks: People helping people.
You should all have help.
What have we here?
Oh, Doctor, Doctor, Doctor.
All I'm askin' for is a miracle.
All he wants
is a miracle, folks.
How can I deny him? If he's willing
to pay for it, he's gonna get it.
- Any price.
- One dollar, sir.
- I trust him.
- I believe in the Doc.
I'd put my life in his hands.
My friends you've seen a miracle
and you'll see many more
People will come pourin' in
from land and sea
We'll have centers for testing
Let's start investing
- Keep those dimes and dollars
mounting - I'll collect
I'll do the counting Everyone who
lives here will be strong and healthy
You'll be getting richer
by the day
- Hurray! - Hear them acclaim
us This town will be famous
The whole wide world
will look at us and say
Paquamassady, no, no
Quadamaddy, Deppadaddy
Depamassy, Quadapassy
I know.
Pete, if you bring up the oil can,
we'll be ready for the night.
Sure. Before that, I'd like
to show Elliott my new suit.
No! No, no.
You can't bring Elliott up here.
Government regulation 302
states that...
no dragons shall be allowed...
on the premises of
the United States' lighthouses.
Now, go on down and get the oil so I can
mark it up in the log that you did that.
Okay. Nora, first can I bring
Paul's picture down to Elliott?
Then he can start
looking for Paul.
All right.
- Thanks, Dad.
- For what?
- For making believe about the dragon
and going along with it. - Making...
It means a lot to Pete.
Sort of a family he made up.
I'm not making believe.
I actually saw it.
And I haven't been
the same since!
Go to the cave; You'd see
it too, and your eyes would...
pop right out!
I was there.
I saw nothing!
Dad, be realistic.
Oh, you wanna be realistic. Let's
talk about how realistic you are.
Here you are, waiting for someone to come
back that just ain't gonna come back, Nora.
And if waitin' for over
a year hasn't told ya nothin',
then you're not the one to talk
about being realistic, are you?
Honey, I'm sorry.
I didn't mean that.
I'm going down
to the hardware store.
I'll be your candle on the water
My love for you will always burn
I know you're lost and drifting
But the clouds are lifting
Don't give up, you
have somewhere to turn
I'll be your candle on the water
'Till ev'ry wave is warm and bright
My soul is there beside you
Let this candle guide you
Soon you'll see a
golden stream of light
A cold and friendless
tide has found you
Don't let the stormy
darkness pull you down
I'll paint a ray of hope around you
Circling in the air
Lighted by a prayer
I'll be your candle on the water
This flame inside of me will grow
Keep holding on, you'll make it
Here's my hand so take it
Look for me reaching out to show
As sure as rivers flow
I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go
I'll never let you go...
Hi, Elliott!
How do you like my new suit?
And new shoes too.
Look at the way they shine!
Nora's so nice to me,
I want us to do something for her.
I want you to concentrate
on finding Paul for Nora.
This is what he looks like.
Remember his face.
Try real hard.
Better go now.
See ya tomorrow.
I've had nothing,
nothing but bad luck in this burg.
Hey! Ooh...
- I'm sorry, Doc.
- You see what I mean, hmm?
Doc, I'm sorry.
I didn't mean it, Hoagy.
- Can I buy everybody a round?
- Yeah.
Huh? Well... Hey, 'cause,
Doc, I gotta talk to you. Okay?
- Sit down.
- May I? Thank you.
Hey, you're a ma... You're
a man of science, ain't you?
A man of science, yes.
Yes, I am.
With degrees from
the Royal Medical College, London.
- Huh?
- The Gleinen Einen Peitzen in Vienna.
- Oh!
- And the Moulin Rouge in Paris.
Oh. You know
anything about dragons?
Of course I do. I see them in all
the big cities going down the streets,
with that funny little walk, wearing
bright colors, fluttering around...
No, no, no. I'm talkin'
about a real dragon.
Real dragon. With fire...
fire coming out of his mouth.
And he's got real wings.
Uh, you need
a veterinarian. Hmm?
- Why do you ask?
- I saw one.
Is it sitting at the next table?
I tell ya, I saw a real dragon
yesterday afternoon.
He's owned... owned
by a young boy...
by the name of Pete.
You are trying to tell me
that there is a dragon here...
- In Passamacracka? Yeah.
- "Quoddy."
- Yes.
- I told you this was a rotten town.
Well, in my educated
opinion, sir,
- I think you've been up in your
lighthouse too long. - Huh?
Wait. Wait, listen. What if what
I just told you was true?
In my scientific opinion,
the existence of a dragon...
would have an impact
of gigantic proportions.
Mythology and legend would
become history and science.
- One could really make a quick buck
with it. - Well, I can prove it.
I can prove it!
H-His name is Elliott.
H-He's downstairs.
You could go and see him right now.
I cannot make it right now.
I have an appointment with a young lady
who's interested in a nursing career.
- Oh. Oh.
- I wanna see it.
- You wanna see it? Well, see it you shall!
- Okay.
But first
first let's have a quick one
of the rocks we have to climb
And the dragon
the dragon is scary
Ok! We'll have one for your rocks
And one for the scary
- "Quoddy."
I tell you that he's in there.
- Are you convinced?
- Absolutely.
- Well, let's get outta here.
- Wait a minute.
- Wait a minute. Wait a mi...
- I-I want to pet him.
Huh? You wa...
You want to pet him?
Are you crazy?
I know you ain't drunk.
No matter what you see in here,
don't get scared.
Hey, I might as well
tell you straight off,
you're gonna see
a hideous monster.
- Oh, no.
- Oh, yes.
And it's big.
Fifty feet of terror!
Claws! Claws so sharp
they could tear a man to shreds.
Eyes, evil eyes...
that can see right through ya.
And a tail that's
so big and powerful,
it could destroy
the hull of a frigate!
It can wipe out
an entire crew...
with one swish of his tail.
Face... Face so terrible,
it could turn a man to stone,
a hero into a coward.
A flame so hot,
it could roast a turkey!
And a mouth so terrible,
- it could devour a man and...
- spit him 20 leagues.
Stay close.
It's g-g-g-got m-me.
Look at it!
Them eyes are lookin'
right through us.
Look, don't ever let a dragon
know you're... you're afraid of him.
Stop-Stop shaking,
and-and smile.
Can't stop shaking,
and I am smiling.
Hello. Hello. Hello, Elliott.
Aah! Hey,
see how smart he is?
He said hello to me.
Yeah! He likes me!
- You do somethin' so he'll like you.
- L-Like me?
Yeah. Do somethin'
to make him like you.
- Huh?
- You think?
Elliott, would you...
would you like
a little b-belt, huh?
Is it... Is it two parts fish oil
and three parts seawater...
and six parts potato squeezings,
or is it only
two parts seawater, hmm?
Ten parts seawater, hmm? That much.
No wonder they love it.
- Saw it.
- Saw what?
What is an "El-el-el
dra-dra-dra," hmm?
I-I saw the dragon.
L-Lampie wasn't lying.
It's real. It belched flame at me.
You saw a belching dragon?
You sure you weren't belching
yourself in front of the mirror?
N-Never saw anything
so horrible in my life.
I was a goner.
There was no need
for him to do that.
I only offered him
a sociable drink.
Hoagy, I can't stand you
when you're drunk.
Doc, look at me.
I'm not drunk.
What I saw tonight
sobered me in a second.
I swear... I swear to you,
there's a big, horrible dragon...
up in that cave, I swear.
I just realized, I can't
stand you when you're sober!
Now, get out of here. Get yourself
a good, stiff drink. Out!
I swear.
A vicious dragon.
9 and 9 are 18
9 x 9 are 81
2000 pounds make a ton
That sign says "Passamaquoddy"
You still have to go to school
Do I have to like it??
Like it or hate it, you have to go.
Do you wanna be stupid when you grow up?
Like the Gogans?
Ok! I like it, I like it.
Isn't that the boy with the dragon?
I think so. Let's go see. Common
Are you the boy with the dragon?
Is it he-dragon or she-dragon?
You don't name girls "Elliott".
Where is he?
Following me
Elliott the dragon is walking right there.
I can't seem to make out his color.
Mostly green.
He's not too big, is he?
Regular dragon size.
Pete! School
I ain't got hardly
nothin' to sell.
So? I pulled my nets in,
and there weren't a fish in 'em.
I just docked. There ain't nothin'
out in that ocean but water.
It's real strange,
I'm tellin' ya.
It's like every fish
sorta disappeared.
Just suddenly
up and disappeared.
There's the cause of it.
That kid Pete.
From the day he come to town,
the fishing turned sour.
- Don't be ridiculous.
- It's that crazy dragon talk of his.
That kid's been nothin'
but bad luck wherever he goes.
You're a bunch of
superstitious ding-dongs.
You know that fishing grounds
shift from time to time.
Elliott'll make
the fish come back.
There he goes,
talkin' dragons again.
Hey, kid! There ain't no room
in this town for a dragon,
and there ain't no room in this town
for jinxes like you, neither!
Well, if there's enough room
for a chowderhead like you,
then there's more than
enough room for a dragon.
There's room for everyone
in this world
If everyone makes
some room
Won't you move over
and share this world
Everyone make
some room
Even a dragon deserves a place
a wide-open space
With no reins
No chains
He wants to play games
Dance with you
Give him a chance
To sing his song
He only wants
to belong
There's room for everyone
in this world
Will everyone
make some room
Spread out while Elliott
gets uncurled
Fly on his back
and zoom
Rock him and ride him
and line up beside him
You'll see how
quickly you blend
A dragon is just
one more stranger
In search of a friend
From an ant to a bird to a buffalo herd
Let them walk and fly and roam
Step aside, let them live,
it's simple to give
Like us, they just need a home
There's room for everyone
in this world
Back up
and make some room
Let's all move over
and share this world
Everyone make some room
Just think how far out
the ocean goes
The whirling wind blows
shore to shore, door to door
Think of the valleys and mountaintops
The Earth never stops
- So deep, so high
- With miles of sky
We all have
part of the pie
Welcome the dragon
while you have a chance
Give him his moment
To rise up and dance
There's room for everyone
in this world
Will everyone make some room
- Elliott! - Love given
freely Can spare this world
Let friendly feelings bloom
Just give an inch
Give a yard, never flinch
When the time comes
to offer a hand
So let's all make sure we give
everyone somewhere to stand
Let's all make sure we give
everyone somewhere to stand
Just the way God planned it
Just the way God planned
You're late. You're late.
Late. Late. Late.
Why is every body late?
We were playing with Nora,
Pete, and his dragon.
His wagon!!
NO! " Dragon"
Dragon, wagon! That's no excuse
for being late. Get inside.
Good morning Miss Tailor.
Thank you for making my students late
and for disrupting my entire schedule.
You have a new student.
I have?
This is Pete.
Oh! him.
Well! if he's a transfer, I'll
have to have his records.
Unfortunately, his old school burnt down
and his records were destroyed.
Pete! Give her 9 x 9.
Then I'll have to have
his birth certificate
Tragically, flames from the
school house set fire at the
city hall and his birth
certificate went up with it.
Pete! give her a ton.
2000 pounds.
Do you want him to spell "Passamaquoddy"?
No, no no.
This is irregular irregular irregular.
But he needs an education, educatin.
Surely you can't
disagree with that.
I would if I could.
But I can't
Why is the bell ringing?
There's no one out there.
I'll stop it.
Elliott, stop it!
The bell isn't supposed
to ring till recess!
- Stop that!
- I'm not doing it.
Liar. Liar, liar.
It's the knuckle cracker
for you.
Three for lying and three...
for whom the bell tolls. Come.
Put your hands out.
Palms down, knuckles up.
One. Two.
- Three! Four!
- It doesn't hurt much, Elliott.
- Whom are you talking to? Five, six!
- Elliott!
- Whom?
- My dragon.
- - Your dragon, wagon.
Nothing but a network of lies!
Three more for your imagination!
Seven! Eight!
And a great big nine!
Go stand in the corner.
Work, work, work, everyone.
All this nonsense
about a dragon.
- No, Elliott! - You did it! You
pulled the chair out from under me.
- It was Elliott.
- That does it.
You've had a taste
of the knuckle cracker.
Now you'll have a dose
of the behind breaker.
Bend over.
No, no, Elliott.
Get out!
No, Elliott, you're going
about this the wrong way.
Go back to the cave. Go on!
Would you look at that!
- Why do I hear a bell ringing?
- School must be out.
It's too early, stupid.
See, I told you.
School is out.
- Wait! What's happening?
- Pete's dragon wrecked the school!
I told you.
I told you!
What's happened over there? Something
crashed right through the school.
Look at it, I'm telling you.
It's a big hole in the side of the wall.
And a dragon
came in through one wall...
and went out the other wall.
Now do you believe me?
- You think this kid Pete would sell it?
- Money talks.
First there's a dragon.
Now he tells me money talks.
Will miracles never cease?
Dragons, dragons, dragons.
"List of useful parts:
Claws, ears, tongue."
Hey, this could be
a very profitable business.
There are so many cures
from bits of dragon.
Dragon whiskers
Dragon toes
A dragon tooth
And a dragon nose
Every little piece
Every little piece
We could make a million
by slicing him, dicing him
Hoagy, we could sell
every little shell
There's enough of him
to go around
Money, money, money
by the pound
Every little piece
Every little piece
I can take a scissor
and clip him up, rip him up
Every little part
is a work of art
Think of what
a dragon heart would bring
Wrapped up in a ribbon
and a string
Dragon liver
can cure a cold
Dragon powder grows hair
With dragon blood
you'll never grow old
Every item
is covered with gold
Every item
is covered with gold
Every little piece
Every little piece
Dragon, you're my wagon
to destiny you're the key
Every little shred
moving me ahead
Every dream of mine
will be fulfilled
Oh, what a dragon business
we can build
Dragon cartilage
keeps you thin
Dragon fat is for burns
A dragon tear will
clear up your skin
Watch the profits
come rolling in
Watch the profits
come rolling in
Every little piece
Every little crease
Oh, lead me to the dragon
I'll buy him up, tie him up
Drag him from the cave
Show him that I'm brave
I'll bind him up
Grind him up
Lop him up
Chop him up
Can't you hear
that jingle-jangle sound
Oh yeah
It's money,
money, money by the pound
Money, money, money
We'll have banks
full of francs
In truckloads
Bigger shares
In tens and twenties
Dragon cartilage keeps you thin.
Dragon fat is for burns
A dragon tear will clear up your skin
Watch the
profits come rolling in
Watch the profits
come rolling in
Every little piece,
every little crease
Lead us to the dragon
We'll buy him up
Tie him up
Drag him from the cave
Show him that we're braaa...
Oh no boss! no, you go your self.
We'll bind him up, grind him up
Lop him up, chop him up
Can't you hear that
jingle, jangle sound?
Oh, yeah!
It's money, money, money
By the pound
Good morning, Miss Nora.
So, this is where you live, eh?
At last we've seen the light.
I tell you, you've got to have
a sense of humor these days.
- And you must be Pete.
- Yes, sir!
I'm Dr. Terminus,
and this is Hoagy,
who's doing
his internship with me.
I heard about the incident
at school yesterday.
- I'd rather not discuss it. - I realize
you must be disturbed about it, and, uh,
up to here in dragons.
You know, Pete, I have
always loved dragons.
They're such
wonderful creatures.
When they're not busy
destroying things, of course.
I've had a dream since
I was your age that one day...
I would have my very own dragon.
I would consider my life
to be fulfilled...
and would be most grateful
if you would sell me your dragon.
You wanna buy Elliott?
Sight unseen. As is.
We'll give him
a good home. Bless him.
I couldn't sell him.
Sure you could! That's what life
is all about: Buying and selling.
- I'll give ya three dollars.
- Offer him four!
I'll offer him five.
It'll make his head swim.
Five... dollars.
I can't sell him.
I don't own him.
- Well, what did ya do, rent him?
- Well, who owns him?
Well, nobody, I guess.
He just came to me. He only
goes to those who need him.
I need him.
Listen Doc, I don't know what you're up to,
but you better forget about this.
- He's not for sale.
- Nora, go paint your lighthouse.
Pete, my boy,
you're conversant with Elliott.
Now, talk to him.
Tell him how much I need him.
Look, deliver Elliott to me
and the fiver is yours,
plus a bottle of my
medicine that's guaranteed
to bring on puberty two
years ahead of time,
and that's better than
a dragon, hmm?
- Doc, maybe you should talk
to Elliott yourself. - Mm-hmm.
Wh-Where is he?
Does he speak English?
Down the beach.
- Where?
- Right there, by the water.
- Right. I still don't see...
- That's because he's invisible today.
They know they're sitting
on a gold mine.
Well, they've had their chance
to make a few dollars.
That dragon doesn't belong to anybody.
He's fair game, and he's gonna be ours!
We'll bind him up, grind him up
Lock him up, chop him up
Can't you hear
that jingle-jangle sound
Oh yeah
It's money, money, money
by the pound
Uh! Ah-ah-ah!
Fog! Fog!
- Where's the fog?
- There's not much fog.
We were just using the horn
to chase off a few buzzards.
Few buzzards. Nora,
how many times must I...
Oh, started already, huh?
Look, if you're
gonna whitewash, son,
let your brush
go up and down, up...
that's a boy...
and down.
- Up and down. Up and down.
- That's right.
This is fun.
If it's so much fun, I'm gonna leave
it to you and Nora to finish up...
while I go in and take
a nice little nap.
This is the best time
I've ever had in my whole life.
- It is?
- Yeah.
Tell him, Nora.
Pete, Lampie and I
have talked it over.
- We feel the time has come for you
to stop running. - Yes, it's true.
If it's all right with you,
we'd like you to live here with us.
Oh Nora, Lampie, do you mean this
could be my real home?
- It certainly does.
- And Elliott too?
- Well, I...
- Sure, and Elliott too.
But Elliott has to live
in the cave.
All right, he will.
No, no, no!
Not on me! Not on me!
On the side of the building,
please, huh?
- Now up... Up and down.
- And down. Up and down.
You know what?
It's a brazzle
dazzle day
So throw off the past
and everything in it
That's the brazzle
dazzle way
Enjoying your time
from minute to minute
- Running through the sand without
your shoes on - Shoes on
Making sure that you
don't keep your blues on
Finding a boat we can cruise on
It's a brazzle
dazzle day
When you think of love
and never of sorrow
That's the brazzle
dazzle way
- To do your work now
- And take off tomorrow
Flying through the air
You don't need wings on
- Wings on
- Wings on
Climb right up and feel the thrill
it brings on
Rock with the wind as it sings on
Ride higher and higher
And glide above the clouds
No one to catch us
or slow us
Even the birds
are below us
It's a brazzle dazzle day
A lifetime of joy
in just a few hours
All our brazzle dazzle years
have just begun
We'll follow the sun
and replay
This brazzle dazzle day
When your job becomes a frolic
you'll become a "brazz-a-holic"
Ride higher and higher
And glide above the clouds
No one to catch us
or slow us
Even the birds
are below us
It's a brazzle
dazzle day
A lifetime of joy
in just a few hours
All our brazzle dazzle years
Have just begun
We'll follow the sun and replay
This brazzle dazzle day
This brazzle dazzle day
This brazzle dazzle day
This brazzle dazzle day
This brazzle dazzle day
This brazzle dazzle day
Come on. Come on.
Whoa, boy. Say, have you seen
anything of a mean, fresh kid...
'bout yea big?
Answers to the name of Pete.
Half of the kids in this town
answer to the name of Pete.
Other half don't answer.
- Let me break his bones, Pa!
- Just a minute!
This particular Pete,
he's always talkin'...
to his big, hokey-pokey,
uh, whatchamacallit, uh...
- Dragon.
- Dragon?
Merle, this here's the place.
Come on, Willie.
It would be unethical of me to
leave my patient at a time like this.
It's important.
About the dragon.
Put your foot on there.
Now, don't move, stay tense,
or that weight will fall,
that clamp will break your jaw, tear your
gums apart and go through your cheek.
Tense. Tense!
See that wagon load of worms? They're
lookin' for the kid and the dragon.
I knew there'd be competition.
Come on.
Careful as you bring 'em aside.
I got one!
I got one!
Ugh! It's ugly!
Well! If it ain't
our own little Petey!
The Gogans!
Well, you look so nice and clean,
and those new clothes.
I guess all those good manners
I taught you done paid off.
Who's that pretty lady
you're with, little Pete?
- Yeah. Introduce us.
- Yeah. Introduce us.
I'm Nora, and Pete
is staying with me.
Why, boys, I believe she's tryin'
to break up our happy little family.
Elliott went to look for Paul.
I wish he were here.
Don't worry. They won't get you.
Come on, Dad.
I guess we're gonna
take him back now, miss,
to his own home, sweet home.
- Come on, Pete.
- You won't be taking him anywhere!
Okay, lady. We're gonna take him
whether you like it or not.
- Right, boys?
- Right, Pa.
Willie, you grab onto Pete,
while I hold onto her.
You grab Pete.
I wanna hold her.
- I wanna hold her!
- Well, I'm gonna hold her!
All right!
I'll settle this.
You two grab the brat.
I'll hold her.
If'n you think you're gonna hold her
like my boys wanna hold her,
you're gonna be holdin' your head,
ya understand?
Lady, that boy is ours!
We got a bill of sale
right here
That says
he belongs to us
We bought him
fair and square last year
And we own
the little cuss
Look here
Read the writin'
That gives us
a legal claim
Oh, we got a bill
of sale right here
With dear
little Petey's name
I don't believe it
We got a bill of sale in hand
and lady, if you don't budge
pick ya up right where
you stand And bring
ya before the judge
No Sir!
That boy is our property
Same as the family cow
'Cause we got a bill of sale right here
And we're gonna take him now
- You can't have him
He's gotta do his chores
- You don't love him
make him gonna wash the doors
All you've done up to
now is break his heart
- You'll abuse him
He's so good at feedin 'hogs
- And just use him
Feedin' hay and choppin' logs
Look out or I'll
take you apart
We'd like to see you try it
We got a bill of sale
right here He's ours until he dies
Stay where you are - just one more
move And you'll get it between the eyes
You won't make a slave of him
Even if you connive
Yes we will, cause we
got a bill of sale right here
We got a bill of sale right here
We got a bill of sale
right here, right here!
- You can't have him
- He's gotta clean and sweep
- You don't love him - Feed
the hens and call in the sheep
- All you've done up to now
- Plant seeds, pull weeds
- Is break his heart
- Bow to all our needs
- You'll abuse him
- Carry water from the well
- And just use him
- Answer every time we yell
Watch out or I'll
take you apart
We'd like to see you try it
We got a bill of sale right here
that says he belongs to us
Fight all you want Won't do no
good to holler and fume and fuss
Leave town, keep on goin'
before I can count to five
Come on! Row!
It's Elliott!
We got a bill of sale
right here
We got a bill of sale
right here
We got a bill of sale
right here
Right here
Right here
It's downright dangerous,
getting all wet like this.
We done had our bath in May!
Bless you, Ma.
Excuse me, folks.
I witnessed what happened today, and
I'm completely sympathetic with you.
- What's sympathetic mean?
- I'm Doc Terminus. Like to talk to you.
Oh, Doc, I got
this here "poomonia."
- Sit down.
- Ahh-ahh-ahh...
- Bless you, Ma.
- Bless you, Ma.
I got this terrible ache in my back!
Good. What's rightfully yours
is rightfully yours.
Now, you want Pete, right?
- Right!
- Right!
I want... the dragon.
- The dragon?
- The dragon? -
W-W-Wait a minute.
Now I got a stitch in my side.
You really want the dragon?
Very much. Mm-hmm.
Well, then, what are you willing
to give for it?
The help you need getting Pete.
I'll need the same kind
of help getting the dragon.
N-Now I think the pain's
in my head!
- Have we got a deal?
- Sure.
We scratch your back,
you scratch ours.
The boathouse, sunset, hmm?
Uh, Doc.
What you gonna do with a dragon?
Oh, maybe put him on a ranch,
breed him. Hmm?
Big stud fees.
Ahoy. Ahoy. Here.
How would you like to make
the fishing good again?
- How do we do that?
- Catch that dragon!
Set a trap for him, throw a net
over him, drag him away.
Good-bye, Elliott.
Hello, fish. Hmm?
Sunset, the boathouse.
Spread the word, hmm?
Get back!
Get back!
Dr. Terminus! Here's that
there harpoon you wanted!
Good! Put it
right over there!
Now you just
remember our bargain!
Okay, I want separate trip lines
on the primary tarp,
the secondary net
and on the tertiary.
- T-Tertiary?
- What's that?
Dragon medicine.
- Okay, fix it.
- We've done it!
Don't signal till you're re...
Get this net up off of me!
Will you get this... Will you
get this net up! Up! Up!
Now, I've gotta go
and get that kid.
You rehearse this and make it run
like clockwork or else.
Elliott, you were terrific the way
you saved us from the Gogans.
Do you mean it?
Wow! That's great.
You're the most wonderful dragon
in the whole world.
Wait till I tell Nora!
Nora! Nora! Good news!
Elliott found Paul,
and he's on his way home!
- Pete... - I wouldn't say
anything like that if I were you.
But it's true.
Elliott said.
There's been enough
talk about Paul,
and Elliott too.
Both of us have to be...
Paul's ship went down.
He's not coming back.
And I have to adjust
my life to it.
You have to make
a big adjustment too.
You have us now.
You don't have to make believe
your only friend is a dragon.
But I'm not making believe.
That's what I mean
by "realistic."
There are no dragons.
Except for Elliott.
He's real.
Lampie, you've seen him,
haven't you?
Well, I...
I thought I saw him.
Wait till Paul gets here. Then you'll
know how realistic Elliott is.
Until that time, let's try
not to talk about it.
How about filling
the reserve oil can?
Well, at least one of us
is entitled to have illusions.
Pete! Pete, it's Elliott!
- What's the matter?
- Elliott's in Passapaka... Pakadaka...
He's in town, and he's
tearing the place apart.
- You've gotta do something.
- Oh, no!
We should be in the channel.
We should've made
Passamaquoddy Light by now.
There it is
It's my home port
I didn't think I'll ever see it again
It's a welcome sign
Looks great to me
I know the light keepers
- He's in there! Come on!
- Elliott! Elliott!
Did I say the primary
was really the tertiary?
- Where's Elliott?
- Nowhere!
Your hokey-pokey dragon's
out helping Santa Claus pull his sled!
- Boys!
- Let me go!
Now you're never
gonna get away again!
We're gonna put chains
on you when you're workin'!
- And when you're not workin'.
- And when you're sleepin'!
Okay, okay. Tear him to pieces
in your own time.
Right now he is
the bait for the trap.
Take him where that thing can see
him when he comes through the door.
He'll head straight for Pete.
We spring the trap.
After the tertiary net drops on him,
I'll give you the signal,
and you fire the harpoon
right into the middle.
- No! No!
- Yes! Yes! Got it?
Got it!
But what I don't got is,
h-h-how you gonna get that monster,
that hideous beast, that nightmare
sent by the devil, to come here?
Easy. We get someone he knows
to bring him here.
Well, who'd be crazy enough
to do that?
No! No!
He knows you.
He trusts you.
He scares me!
He hates me!
We are all on this earth
for a purpose,
and the time
for your purpose is now.
I know that inside this pale, frail,
pathetic shell of a man...
there is a Vesuvius
ready to erupt.
Now, I've known you,
man and beast,
since, since you were nothing.
But now, Hoagy, now,
you're still nothing,
but you could be something!
You can be a somebody.
A legend, Hoagy. A legend in
your own lifetime, not a joke!
The moment's here, Hoagy.
Grab it. Grab it!
Today the jester.
Tomorrow the king!
- No!
- Get out!
C-Can you come out here
for a second? Please?
Wake up.
W-W-Wake up!
D-D-Don't get n-n-nervous!
I'm a friend.
Don't roast me!
H-Hon... Honest.
I-I-I-I-I got a m-mess...
m-m-m-message about P-P-Pete!
T-The G-G-Gogans...
Got P-P-P-Pete!
Follow me!
There's a reef between us
and the channel.
Dad, I can't find Pete.
- Can you get it lit?
- I have to put in a dry wick.
Battle stations!
I told you!
I told you, Elliott! There he is!
Look out, Elliott!
It's a trap!
Aaah! Get him!
He's right here!
Drop everything!
Drop everything!
Elliott, over here!
Get me out of here!
Elliott, don't step on me!
- Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?
- It's beginnin' to look like a...
- Dragon!
- Don't say that!
I've got it!
We've done it! Out!
We've got it!
We've got it!
Please, let me out!
- Doc, please!
- Get out of there! Get out of there!
- Doc, get me out! Get me out! Get me out!
- Okay. Okay!
Tie him down
Help, Elliott, help!
Man this harpoon. Take this.
Light the fuse.
No, no!
Don't shoot Elliott!
Get him back! Get him back!
The other.
- Pick him up!
- Take him outside!
Get out of the way!
He's going!
Let me get a bead on him!
- Elliott, save me! - Don't let him
get away again! Get him outta here!
- Hands...
- Elliott, don't let 'em take me!
Wait! Wait!
Huh? Pete!
Thanks, Elliott.
You just listen to me!
That there boy belongs to me!
I paid fifty dollars for
him, plus legals, and
I got a bill of sale
right here to prove it.
Merle, help!
Get me out of here!
Don't just stand there
Come on! Get me outta here!
Get me outta here!
You clucks!
Let him keep the brat!
Come on! Get in the wagon!
Wait! Wait for us!
Aaah! Doh!
Hoagy, get me down!
We've gotta do something!
That dragon's gonna get away!
Where is he, where's he?
Elliott! wait wait, Eliott.
I wanna make a deal with you.
To.. to buy up all your used
and spare parts You know!
Like a hangnail or if
you shed your skin
Or if your hair falls out
I'll pay you
Top dollar
What's the matter with you?
Don't you have any business sense?
Don't you?
Elliott! Elliott!
He's gonna eat us up!
In the street.
Quite a storm here.
Wait a minute.
Watch those stairs.
Oh, look!
Th-Th-There really
is a dragon!
Yes, and he saved us!
- Dragon!
- A dragon! A real dragon!
Attaboy, Elliott.
That ship's headed for the reef!
Go down and sound the foghorn!
Elliott, quick! Quick!
Nora, let me have the light
so I can see what I'm doing.
Come on, Elliott.
You can do it.
I got it!
Come on, Elliott.
Come on, Elliott!
What's the matter?
Everything is wet in here,
that's what's the matter!
- Don't worry, Lampie. Elliott came.
- Elliott?
That's all I need is
a dragon in here. Ah!
Get him outta here!
Start your burner, Elliott.
Light the wick.
All right, Elliott. Go ahead. Light it.
Now, Elliott! Now!
All right.
Where's the fire?
What's the matter?
He's all squished up in the stairs.
He's real.
He's really real.
- Of course he is. He's gonna
light the wick. - Can he do it?
Can he? He can throw a flame
clear across to Bar Harbor...
if he can get
his own burner goin'!
- Come on, Elliott! -
- Go on!
- Come on, Elliott!
Blow, Elliott!
- Wow!
- Elliott, you did it!
Look there!
That means the harbor
is dead ahead, Captain!
Hard right rudder!
Elliott, I could give you
a great big kiss.
A dragon, a dragon
You bet we saw a dragon
So big and brave, he came to
save a village in distress
He kept the ship from crashing
when he heard the S.O.S.
He faced a group of villains
and he fought them with success
He's great
He's great
- A chum - A
pal - A mate
A dragon, a dragon
We're proud to love a dragon
Before he came to fight the storm
the night was dark and dim
Now everyone in town is
safe again because of him
He filled the ocean full of fish
He packed it to the brim
We want it known
that he's our very own
Nora! Nora!
What happened?
We sank in a storm off Cape Patterson
I was the only survivor
When I woke up in the hospital, I had...
I had lost my memory
Then the other day a...
a strange thing happened
My bed suddenly tipped over
I dunno how but..
I knocked my head and
everything came back to me
It's a miracle!
It's Elliott
Gather around, everyone. I'm gonna have
a few appropriate words to say.
Gather around. Come on.
Closer, closer.
There you are, yes.
It's nice to see you.
Ladies and gentlemen,
Pete, I want you to thank
Elliott the dragon...
for the council here
and all the townspeople.
- You do that?
- Well, he's right here.
He'd appreciate it
if you'd thank him yourself.
You mean I can talk right to him?
Go right to the main source.
That was my campaign...
- No, he's over here.
- Oh! Oh, over that side.
So, uh, Elliott, on behalf of...
Thank you.
It's a brazzle dazzle day
- So throw off the past and everything
in it -
That's the brazzle
dazzle way
Enjoying your time
from minute to minute
Oh, Elliott,
you're the greatest.
You've made everybody happy,
especially me.
I'm very proud of you.
We've got a real family now
and a place to live.
You've gotta go?
When will you be back?
You... You won't be back?
But why?
Did I do something wrong?
There's another kid in trouble?
Well, if anyone can get him
out of it, you can.
I won't see you again, will I?
What are you sniffing for?
Now, remember,
don't scare people.
Good-bye, Elliott.
- It is a dragon!
- It's Elliott!
And remember,
you're supposed to be invisible!