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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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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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21 March 1975 (USA)  »

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La montaña embrujada  »

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Trivia

First of five "Witch Mountain" movies. This movie was made and released about three before its sequel Return from Witch Mountain (1978). Later came the second sequel, 1982's made-for-television Beyond Witch Mountain (1982), then a 1995 TV remake of the original, Escape to Witch Mountain (1995), then another remake, 2009's cinema movie Race to Witch Mountain (2009). See more »

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When the hunter with the mustache and black leather jacket approaches the cave entrance, he turns on his flashlight, but then a moment later as he steps into the cave, his flashlight is off again, and he turns it on a second time. See more »

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Aristotle Bolt: They *rode* out of here!
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Pretty good then, and still good now
13 June 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

A long time ago, I was into books. This isn't a light phrase, I took out multitudes of them from the library. Alexander Key wrote a neat novel called "Escape to Witch Mountain" about a priest named Father O'Day who helps two siblings return to their people. It was a very good book, and I knew when I bought the book from the Book Fair that it was a reprint to endorse the movie. However, at that time, my movie-experiences were minimal. It took several years for me to actually be able to see the movie (when Disney first brought out the Disney Channel, iirc) and I was a bit surprised at the liberties that were taken with Key's book. The priest became the widower, and the beat up car became the RV. Bolt was not in the book, but he was an interesting main-villian, and I enjoyed the movie. My son, who is now 6 (Tues this week) enjoys watching it on VHS as much as I do!

Return was not as good--it was a "let's make money by doing a sequel" but it was cool too. As that 5th grader, I knew what it was to be outside the norm, and I wanted to have the same powers that Tia did, so I guess that's saying something!

I too place this movie with Parent Trap, Candleshoe, and Freaky Friday. Good movies that I don't have to worry about my child "catching" wrong words from! **** out of 5.


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