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Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

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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Biff Jenkins
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Don Brodie ...
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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 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

Aristotle Bolt: Chase them on a magic carpet if you have to!
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Connections

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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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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