Pete, an orphan boy fleeing his abusive adopted family, arrives in a small fishing town in Maine with his dragon, Elliot. The dragon is the boy's best friend and protector, but between Elliot's power of invisibility and his at times mischievous personality, he tends to also get Pete into trouble the local townsfolk.
|Charlie Callas||... Elliot the dragon|
|Sean Marshall||... Pete|
|Helen Reddy||... Nora|
|Mickey Rooney||... Lampie|
|Jim Dale||... Dr. Terminus|
|Red Buttons||... Hoagy|
|Shelley Winters||... Lena Gogan|
|Charles Tyner||... Merle Gogan|
|Gary Morgan||... Grover Gogan|
|Jeff Conaway||... Willie Gogan|
|Cal Bartlett||... Paul|
|Walter Barnes||... Captain|
|Jane Kean||... Miss Taylor|
|Jim Backus||... The Mayor|
This film received attention for its music with Academy Award nominations for its Score and for the song, "Candle on the Water".