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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

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Storyline

Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomanical boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony "escape to witch mountain," while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife. Written by Adam Chotiner <achot@mindspring.com>

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Escape To The Unknown! See more »


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21 March 1975 (USA)  »

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La montaña embrujada  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The geographical structure which portrayed "Witch Mountain" was a Santa Lucia Mountain in the Santa Lucia Range in Big Sur, Monterey County on the Central Coast of California. See more »

Goofs

As Aristotle Bolt flies alongside the airborne RV, he looks at Tony and Tia from the left side window of the helicopter. Later, when he realizes he's flying upside-down alongside them, he is watching from the same position. With the helicopter flying upside-down, Bolt should have been on the other side, and unable to see the RV. See more »

Quotes

Jason O'Day: You're nothing but a pair of undersized land pirates!
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Featured in Making the 'Escape' (2003) See more »

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When You Wish Upon a Star
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Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
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Everything the new version is not
15 August 2009 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Having seen the new version of this film recently ("Race to Witch Mountain"), I cannot tell you how much of a pleasant surprise "Escape to Witch Mountain" was to me. The new version, in my opinion, lacks any kind of character development and is full of annoying characters that do nothing to help the movie. Essentially, the new version basically did away with the first 45 minutes or so of this film, which helped set up the story, develop the characters, and give us a better sense of why the kids are running away. Also, Dwayne Johnson is incredibly lacking in emotion and character compared to Eddie Albert in this movie. While I admit that most of the special effects in this film may seem cheesy by today's standards, they actually make the film even more fun to laugh at. This film came out of a couple of decades when Disney was at its height of live action movies, when even film of this type they turned out was at least worthwhile. This is an enjoyable movie, with good jobs of acting done by basically all of the characters. Appropriate for anyone in the family, exciting, funny, and likable.

***1/2 out of ****


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