Pete's Dragon (1977) Script

MAN 1: Petey.

MAN 2: Where'd he go?

MAN 1: He must have went that-a-way.



I'll wring his neck!

MAN 2: Petey.


(WHISPERING) Elliott, put me down.


WOMAN: Spread out!

They're getting closer. We better hide.


Stop swinging 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! I think!

Oh, Petey. Oh, Petey Where are you?

Please come back Oh, Petey. Oh, Petey You're like a son to us You're like a son to us We miss you. We miss you 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 ought to show you I care Come back By cracky, we'll share By cracky, we'll share The happiest home in these hills In these hills In these hills Go find him!

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 Yeah Tie him screaming to a railroad track


We'll have you sing in chapel You'll be the apple of Mamma'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 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 Yeah Roast him gently so the flames won't hurt


Squish down!



(WHISPERING) No, don't!





Something hit me!

What something?

If I knowed what something, I wouldn't call it "something," I'd call it by its name.

I told you not to swing your tail.


No, no, don't!





You done it!

Dumb polecats!

Fighting it out while that little snake of a kid gets further away!


Now 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 eating?

I'll tell you, 'cause you ain't gonna do no eating 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 you understand?

Well, here's something you will understand.

You're gonna have to start working 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, Petey, Petey!

You'll swim You'll swim And you'll go camping And you'll go camping You'll be a champ You'll be a champ In your own backyard In your own backyard Our love is overflowing Our love is overflowing It keeps on growing It keeps on growing You'll sleep good knowing You'll sleep good knowing You're home in these hills 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 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.




Whoops. One left. You can have it.


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 you feel, but you'll have to make yourself invisible.








I'm sorry, but the whole thing has to go.

Behave yourself, Elliott.




Eggs! Fresh eggs! Get them by the dozen!

Now, remember what I said, Elliott.

Come on!




I told you not to fool around.

Get on the sidewalk and stay next to me.


Look out, Elliott!


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!





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.

You're not one of my pupils.

What school are you playing hooky from?

(STUTTERING) I don't go to school.

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 on the nail!

Yes! Your fingernail!

Gentlemen, I propose to say Passamaquoddy's a beautiful community where the sun always rises and the sun always sets.

That is very deep and profound, don't you think?



It's a place of serenity and security, where the unexpected never happens.



It's okay, Elliott.

It seems to say, "Welcome!"

You absolute oaf!

You idiot!

Look, 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.

Well, where is this person?

There he goes!

Well, detain him. Detain him.



Elliott. Uh-oh.

You spoiled everything.


Darn you, Elliott.

I told you to behave.



Scallops. And some oysters.



Hello there, little boy.




Hey! Hey, you look terrible.

Hey, your friend's turned green.


If I didn't know any better, I'd say he was a dragon. A...



Elliott, didn't I tell you that...





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. What are we to do?

It's true, it's true He'll break us all in two He's coming 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 there 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. What are we to do?

It's true, it's true Old Lampie's in a stew 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 Dragon, dragon dragon, dragon, dragon





There, never, never, never, never Never, never, never, never Never, never, never, never, never Was a dragon! Was a dragon!


Now, 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.

And 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.

(SOFTLY) Sure.

And you know... And you know what else?

There was this boy with it.

And he wasn't afraid.

This boy...

Now, lie down.





We're in a lot of trouble, and it's all your fault.




I don't wanna play.

You did everything wrong in 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.



NORA: Hello, in there!

(WHISPERING) Get back!


What are you doing here?


Just playing tic-tac-toe.

(CHUCKLING) Well, this isn't exactly the best place for tic-tac-toe.

The tide's coming in, and high water reaches this cave sometimes.

You better head for home.

You're not from Passamaquoddy, are you?

Nope. Just sort of traveling.

Where are your parents?

Where are you staying?

What's your name?


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.

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.


Wonderful. 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?


Is he part of your family?

He almost was.

PETE: How can someone almost be part of a family?

NORA: 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.


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 It's not easy To find someone who cares To find someone who cares It's not easy It's not easy To find magic in pairs 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 It's not easy To share somebody's dream To share somebody's dream It gets easy It gets easy When you work as a team When you work as a team You've got to tend it, fan it That's what I plan to do I had one friend by my side Now I have two Him and you Him and me And it's so easy And it's so easy


Good morning, sir.

Good morning, son.

Nice to see you again.

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, I know. Now, just take it easy.

You saw it. You saw it?

Well, I didn't actually see it, but I know what it looks like.

But... We'll talk about it later.

One thing I must know, it isn't in the lighthouse, is it?

No, Elliott's down in the cave.


Elliott? 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 should be happy. I'll go down to the saloon and I'll tell the boys.

I'll say, "Boys, here it is." And 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.


He won't start to scratch or fight or set anything on fire, will he?

Well, he's sort of...

Sort of what?


Now, don't do anything with Elliott.

Why don't you leave him where he is?

It's too dangerous to take him into town.

It's dangerous.

Now, I don't want either one of you to say a word about Elliott to anyone.

Do you understand? LAMPIE: Yes.

NORA: Until we've talked this over.

Now, let's all have breakfast.

The lamp has to be polished, and the lens cleaned, and I want to take Pete to buy some new clothes.

Yes, we'll clean Elliott and eat the lamp.

I mean we'll clean the lamp.

Elliott! The name's Elliott. Did you hear that?

Doc Terminus is coming!

Are they still after us?

We lost them.


Passamaquoddy ahead, ahoy!


Passamaquoddy ahead, ahoy!

Oh! No.

Oh! Yes.

All hands on deck!

Here comes the Doc!



Slow down!

My fence!

Wet! Wet! 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.

HOAGY: Uh-oh. I think I remember them.

Just act normal.

I am acting normal. I'm ready to run.

TERMINUS: Quick, what's the name of this town again?


"Quassama" what? Passamaquoddy!

Got it. How wonderful to see your smiling faces again.

All of you.

I've never known such warmth, such welcome, such loving hospitality.

Get out, you 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 Sippewissett was so nice to visit And Scraggy Neck is lovely to recall Why didn't you stay there?

MAN 1: Yeah. MAN 2: Right.

But through all my trips, good Lord There's one place, one corner one town on my lips Why, it's...

Poddamaquassy, Paquamasoddy No, no. Passamamassy Quaddamaquoddy Passamadaddy Quoddamapassy Passamahoddy?

I know. It's Passamashloddy!

No! It's Passamaquoddy! No! 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 Buzzards Bay They couldn't keep me there Even turned away from Kingdom Hall They probably threw you out! They probably threw you out!

(LAUGHING) "They probably threw..."

My hair was gray and thanks to you it turned into pink But that color, it's so becoming


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.

ALL: Oh!

Oh, Doctor. Oh, Doctor. Doctor, Doctor, help me.

TERMINUS: 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, Dr. Terminus is here to cure you.


What's your problem, lady?


How can I turn my back to such a dear woman?

It's the humanity in me.

I hear birds chirping.

I hear children giggling.

I hear coins jingling.

That will be exactly $1, madam.

50 cents an ear.

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 heart.


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.

Gadzooks! What have we here?

Doctor, Doctor, Doctor.

All I'm asking 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. $1, 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 pouring 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 Yay! Yay!

Hear them acclaim us This town will be famous The whole wide world will look at us and say, "It's..."

Pardonmaquassy No. Paquamassady No, no, Passamamassy Quadamapoddy Passamadaddy Quadamapassy, Quadamaddy Deppadaddy, Depamassy Quadapassy Passapassapassaquassa Quoddy.

Passamaquoddy! Passamaquoddy!

I know.

Pete, if you bring up the oilcan, we'll be ready for the night.

Sure. Before that, I'd like to show Elliott my new suit.

LAMPIE: No! No, no. He'll never...

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.


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 saw it. I actually saw it!

And I haven't been the same since!

You go down to the cave, you'd see it, too, and your eyes would just pop right out!

I was there. I saw nothing!

Dad, be realistic.

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 waiting for over a year hasn't told you nothing, 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 every 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 you tomorrow.



Twelve times a day till it's empty.

Then come back. $1 please.

Thank you.

I'm getting tired, sick and tired, of having to explain why we have a sail instead of horses.

Would you rather tell them how I gave the horses away in Matawanakee to settle a malpractice suit?

No. Well, don't worry.

When we leave here, we'll have horses again and plenty more.

More of what?

More everything.

More anything. Look, I don't know.

Do you mind if I sound optimistic?

This is the worst town on our route.

I hate...

Pastafazooli, or whatever the name is.

Quoddy. Yeah.

I don't wanna cure anybody here.

They all deserve to have whatever they have.

I'll drink to that.

I've had nothing, nothing but bad luck in this burg.


I'm sorry, Doc.

You see what I mean?

(SLURRING) Doc, I'm sorry.

I didn't mean it. Hoagy.

Can I buy everybody a round? Yeah.

Hey, 'cause, Doc, I got to talk to you. Okay?

Sit down.

May I? Thank you.

Hey, 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.

The Gleinen Einen Peitzen in Vienna. No.

And the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Why do you think they call me "Doc"?

Because they sail their boats into me?


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 talking about a real dragon.

Real dragon.

With fire coming out of his mouth.

And he's got real wings.

You need a veterinarian.

Why do you ask?

I saw one.

Is it sitting at the next table?


I tell you, I saw a real dragon yesterday afternoon.

He's owned by a young boy by the name of Pete.

You are trying to tell me that there is a dragon here in Passamacracka? Quoddy.

Yeah. 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.

Wait. 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!

His name is Elliott.

He's downstairs. You could go and see him right now if you wanted to.

Unfortunately, I cannot make it right now.

I have an appointment with a young lady who's interested in a nursing career.



I wanna see it.

You wanna see it?

Well, see it you shall! Okay.

But first... First, let's have a quick one.

Because of the rocks we have to climb.

And the dragon...

Dragon is scary.

Okay, we'll have one for your rocks.

And one for the scary.



See this? Nora.


We don't...

We don't want Nora to hear us.


We don't want Nora to hear us.

I tell you that he's in there.



Are you convinced?


Let's get out of here.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

I wanna pet him.

You wanna 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.

HOAGY: Oh! No.

LAMPIE: Oh! Yes.

And it's big.

50 feet of terror!

Claws! Claws so sharp they could tear a man to shreds.


Eyes, evil eyes that can see right through you.

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.


(STUTTERING) It's got me!


(STAMMERING) Look at it!



Them eyes are looking right through us.

Look, don't ever let a dragon know you're afraid of him.

Stop. Stop shaking and smile.

Can't stop shaking, and I am smiling.

Hello. Hello. Hello, Elliott.


See how smart he is?

He said "hello" to me. Yeah! He likes me!

You do something so he'll like you.

Like me? Yeah.

Do something to make him like you.

You think?

Elliott, would you like a little belt?








Is it two parts fish oil and three parts seawater and six parts potato squeezings, or is it only two parts seawater?

Ten parts seawater? That much.

No wonder they love it.


Saw it. Saw what?


What is an el-el-el dra-dra-dra?

Dragon. I saw the dragon.

Lampie wasn't lying.

It's real. It belched flame at me.

Belched? You saw a belching dragon?

You sure you weren't belching yourself in front of the mirror?

Never saw anything so horrible in my life.

Thought 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.




Nine and nine are 18.


Nine times nine are 81.


2,000 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?

Okay, I like it. I like it.

Isn't that the boy with the dragon?

I think so. Let's go see.

Come on.

Are you the boy with the dragon? Yep.

Is it a he-dragon or a 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 nothing to sell.

So? I pulled my nets in, and there weren't a fish in them.

I just docked. There ain't nothing out in that ocean but water.

It's real strange, I'm telling you.

It's like every fish sort of disappeared.

Just suddenly up and disappeared.

MAN: 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 nothing 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 will make the fish come back.

There he goes, talking 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 chowder-head 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 Rock him and ride him And line up beside 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 There's room for everyone In this world In this world Back up and make some room Let's all move over Let's all move over And share this world And share this world Everyone make some room 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 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 Just give an inch Give a yard, never flinch 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. Late. Late. Late. Late.

Why is everybody 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 Taylor.

Good morning.

Thank you for making my students late and for disrupting the 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 burned down and his records were destroyed.

Pete, give her nine times nine. Eighty one.

Then I'll have to have his birth certificate.

Tragically, the flames from the schoolhouse set fire to the city hall and his birth certificate went up with it.

Pete, give her a ton.

2,000 pounds.

Do you want him to spell Passamaquoddy?

No, no, no. This is irregular, irregular, irregular.

But he needs an education, education, education.

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.


Put your hands out. Palms down, knuckles up.

One. Two. Three!

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!


MAN 1: Jehoshaphat! 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!

MAN 2: What's happened over there?

Something crashed right through the school.

MAN 2: Look at it, I'm telling you.

It's a big hole in the side of the wall.

And the 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. Dragons.


List of useful parts.

Claws, ears, tongue.

Hey, this could be a very profitable business.

There's 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 liver can cure a cold Dragon powder grows hair Dragon powder grows hair


With dragon blood With dragon blood You'll never grow old 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 What a dragon business we can build Dragon cartilage keeps you thin Dragon fat is for burns 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 Every little piece, every little crease 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 It's money, money, money By the pound By the pound

Money! Money! Money!

Crowns Sous We'll have banks Full of Francs Quids Bucks In truckloads In truckloads Cash Cash Stocks Bonds Bigger shares Millionaires Marks Yens In tens and twenties Cash Cash Dragon cartilage keeps you thin Dragon fat is for burns 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 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 brave No, boss, no. You go yourself.

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 Money, money, money by the pound Money, money, money by the pound Money, money, money by the pound Money, money, money by the pound 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 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 you $3.

Offer him $4!

I'll offer him $5, it'll make his head swim. $5.

I can't sell him. I don't own him.

Well, what did you 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.


Doc, maybe you should talk to Elliott yourself.

Where is he? Does he speak English?

Down the beach.


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 Lop him up, chop him up Can't you hear that jingle-jangle sound?

Oh, yeah It's money, money, money by the pound




LAMPIE: 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 l...


Started already, huh? Look, if you're gonna whitewash, son, look, let your brush go up and down, up.

That's it, boy. And down.

Up and down. Up and down.

Up. That's right. That's right. Yeah.


This is fun.

Well, 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. Mmm-hmm.

And Elliott, too?

Well, l...

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?

Now up... And down.

Up 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 Climb right up and feel the thrill it brings on Rock with the wind as it sings on Ride higher and higher Ride higher and higher And glide above the clouds And glide above the clouds Free Free No one to catch us or slow us Even the birds are below us Even the birds are below us It's a brazzle dazzle day It's a brazzle dazzle day A lifetime of joy in just a few hours All our brazzle dazzle years All our brazzle dazzle years Have just begun Have just begun We'll follow the sun and replay This brazzle dazzle day This brazzle dazzle day

When your job becomes a frolic you'll become a brazzaholic

Ride higher and higher Ride higher and higher And glide above the clouds And glide above the clouds Free Free No one to catch us or slow us Even the birds are below us Even the birds are below us It's a brazzle dazzle day It's a brazzle dazzle day A lifetime of joy in just a few hours All our brazzle dazzle years All our brazzle dazzle years Have just begun 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 This brazzle dazzle day This brazzle dazzle day 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.

Come on.

Whoa, boy. Say, have you seen anything of a mean, fresh kid about 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 talking to his big, hokey pokey whatchamacallit...

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 clean through your cheek.

Tense. Tense!


See that wagonload of worms?

They're looking for the kid and the dragon.

I knew there'd be competition.

Come on.

LAMPIE: Careful as you bring them aside.

PETE: I got one! I got one!

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 trying 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 you think you're gonna hold her like my boys wanna hold her, you're gonna be holding your head, you 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 writing That gives us a legal claim 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 We'll pick you up right where you stand And bring you 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 Paint the wall and wash the doors All you've done up to now Shine shoes, turn screws Is break his heart Fix the broken fuse You'll abuse him He's so good at feeding hogs And just use him Pitching hay and chopping 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 NORA: 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 comb 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 going 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!


GROVER: Bless you, Ma. WILLIE: 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.

Doc, I got this here p'monia.

Sit down.


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?


Wait, wait, wait a minute.

Now I got a stitch in my side.

You really want the dragon?

Very much.

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.


Now I think the pain's in my head!

Have we got a deal?


We scratch your back, you scratch ours.

The boathouse at sunset.


What you gonna do with a dragon?

Maybe put him on a ranch, breed him?

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.

Goodbye, Elliott. Hello, fish.

Sunset, the boathouse. Spread the word.

MAN 1: Okay. MAN 2: Right.

MAN 3: It's a good idea. MAN 4: Yeah.



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.

Tertiary? What's that?

Dragon medicine.


Okay, fix it. We've done it!

Don't signal till you're...


Get this net up off of me!

Will you get this... Will you get this net up! Up! Up!

Now, I've got to go and get that kid.

You rehearse this and make it run like clockwork or else.


Oh, 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!


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 realistic.

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, l...

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 oilcan?


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 got to do something. Oh! No!


We should be in the channel.

We should've made Passamaquoddy light by now.

MAN: There it is.

It's my home port.

I didn't think I'd ever see it again.

It's a welcome sight.

Looks great to me.

I know the light-keepers personally.

He's in there! Come on!

Elliott! Elliott!

Didn't you say the primary was really the tertiary?



Where's Elliott?


Your hokey-pokey dragon's out helping Santa Claus pull his sled!


Let me go!

Now you're never gonna get away again!

We're gonna put chains on you when you're working!

And when you're not working.

And when you're sleeping!

Okay, okay. Tear him to pieces in your own time.

Right now he is the bait for the trap.

Take him in there 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 that harpoon right into the middle.

No! No!

Yes! Yes! Got it?

Got it!

What I don't got is, 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 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!


Get out!




Can you come out here for a second? Please?



Wake up.

Wake up!


Don't get nervous!

I'm a friend.

Don't roast me!




I got a message about Pete!

The Gogans

(SNARLING) got Pete!



Follow me!

Captain, the light's gone.


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!

HOAGY: I told you! I told you, Elliott! There he is!

Look out, Elliott! It's a trap!

Get him! He's right here!

Drop everything!

Drop everything!



Elliott, over here!

HOAGY: Get me out of here! Elliott, don't step on me!

Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?

It's beginning to look like a...

Dragon! Don't say that!

I've got it! I've got it!


We've got it! We've got it!


HOAGY: Please! 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!


I'm over here!

Don't say that!

TERMINUS: Tie him down!

Help! Elliott, help!

Man this harpoon. Take this.


Light the fuse.

No, no! Don't shoot Elliott!


MERLE: Get him back!

MERLE: Get him back!

LENA: Get him outside!

Come on, Grover!

Pick him up!

LENA: Come on! Take him outside!

PETE: No! No! Help, Elliott!

MAN: Get out of the way!


He's going! Let me get a bead on him!

Elliott, save me!

LENA: Don't let him get away again! Get him out of here!


Elliott, don't let them take me!



Wait! Wait!



Thanks, Elliott.

You just listen to me! That there boy belongs to me!

I paid $50 for him plus legals, and I got a bill of sale right here, right here to prove it.


Merle, help! Get me out of here! Don't just stand there!

You dimwits! Come on! Come on! Get me out of here!

Get me out of here!

You help your mommy, you stupid little clucks.



Let him keep the brat!


Come on! Get in the wagon!

I'll never touch him again.

Wait! Wait! Wait! Wait for us! I said, "Wait!"





Hoagy, get me down!

We've got to do something! That dragon's gonna get away!



Where is he? Where is he? Elliott, wait. Wait! Elliott!

I wanna make a deal with you.

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?

TERMINUS: Elliott! Elliott!



He's gonna eat us up!



(WAGON CRASHES) the street. Quite a storm here.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Wait.

Watch those stairs.




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!


PETE: Hurry!

What's the matter?

Everything is wet in here, that's what's the matter!

Don't worry, Lampie. Elliott came.


That's all I need is a dragon in here.


Get him out of here!

Start your burner, Elliott. Light the wick.

All right, Elliott. Go ahead. Light it.


PETE: 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 going!


Come on, Elliott!

Come on!

Come on, Elliott!

Come on!

LAMPIE: Blow, Elliott!


PETE: Elliott, you did it!


Look there!

That means the rocks are 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 Hatteras.

I was the only survivor.

When I woke up in the hospital, I'd lost my memory.

Then the other day a strange thing happened.

My bed suddenly tipped over. I don't know how, but I bumped my head and everything came back to me.

ALL: It's a miracle.

It's Elliott.

Gather around, everyone.

I have a few appropriate words to say.

Gather around. Come on. Closer, closer.

There you are, yes. It's nice to see you.

Ladies... 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.

Over that side.

So, Elliott, on behalf of...


Thank you. 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 Hi!

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 got to go? When will you be back?


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.

Goodbye, Elliott. Goodbye.


It is a dragon!

It's Elliott! It's Elliott!


PETE: And remember, you're supposed to be invisible!