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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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Caught in a world where they don't belong... they have one chance to escape! 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 movie was re-released in the USA on a double bill with a reissue of Disney's Cinderella (1950). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tia Malone: Tony, do you hear the dogs?
Tony Malone: No. How far?
Tia Malone: Oh, 20 miles.
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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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One of this "memorial films"
10 December 2003 | by (Madrid) – See all my reviews

Well, I'm from Spain so excuse my English. I'm not really an expert, but i have seen this film between 10 - 20 times when I was less than a teenager. I think if I could watch it now, I got sleep before second act starts. But, a kid can find so much interesting dreams to have in the future. YOU'RE SPECIAL!! That was exactly I thought each time i watch it. A Kid always want to be heard & considered by his parents & society. The power of the imagination, the "can do what i want" & the "not possible identification" with other powered heroes (too old, too far, too big or too dangerous) makes this film indispensable for kids.

Maybe this film was a FIASCO for Disney, but in Spain (and in other countries, i guess), many people considered it like a Bible of entertainment and easy cinema. Only in Hollywood! And with the inducement to see one of the later monkees component doing the levitation that never obtain with his music.

A classic.


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