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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  21 March 1975 (USA)
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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 montaƱa embrujada  »

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Trivia

Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann who play the children in this film and in its 1978 sequel Return from Witch Mountain (1978) both appear in the same scene in the 2009 remake Race to Witch Mountain (2009) where Eisenmann is "Sheriff Antony" in the bar and Richards is "Tina" the waitress. In this 1975 movie and its 1978 sequel, their names were similar, they being "Tony" and "Tia" respectively. See more »

Goofs

When they are running away from the dogs, Tia and Tony switch positions between shots (Kim Richards was afraid of the dogs, and at one point ran in front to get away from them). See more »

Quotes

Tia Malone: Tony, do you hear the dogs?
Tony Malone: No. How far?
Tia Malone: Oh, 20 miles.
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Spin-off Beyond Witch Mountain (1982) See more »

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Skipping Along
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Music by Richard Hayman
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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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