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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Walter Barnes ...
Sheriff Purdy
Mrs. Grindley
Mr. Michael-John - Astrologer
Terry Wilson ...
Biff Jenkins
George Chandler ...
Shepherd Sanders ...
Don Brodie ...
Gasoline Attendant


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 <>

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21 March 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La montaña embrujada  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)



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1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bruno the Bear was only alert for about ten minutes a day, with which the production crew had to carefully schedule with the children's two-hour work schedule. See more »


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 »


Tia Malone: He just likes to yell a lot, he's not really that mean.
Tony Malone: You've got to be kidding me.
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Remade as Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) See more »


Skipping Along
Music by Richard Hayman
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Wonderful Film
27 September 2003 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was thrilled to see one of my favourite films, as a child, released on to DVD. I can now share some of my childhood with my own kids. No big surprise, but my older daughter (7) loves it. My younger daughter (2) thought some parts were "scary daddy"; the broom/jail scene was well done! Highly recommend it as a family film for folks that want a nice movie to watch with their kids.

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