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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

La montaña embrujada  »

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$20,000,000 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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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

The gasoline attendant is shown filling up the Winnebago through the heater exhaust. The gasoline fill cap on this model is on the other side of the vehicle, just behind the rear wheel. Were the attendant to peer through the window on the driver's side, there would be no "perfect" place for the children to hide and still hear Jason when he re-enters the vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Tia Malone: Please, Mr. Bolt, you're too excited. You're going to make yourself sick.
Tony Malone: You should go right to bed, sir.
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Connections

Remade as Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) See more »

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Skipping Along
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Music by Richard Hayman
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Alexander Key's Magic Mountain
1 November 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After their foster parents die, telepathic Kim Richards (as Tia Malone) and telekinetic Ike Eisenmann (as Tony Malone) must return to living in an orphanage. On an outing with ever-delightful Reta Shaw (in her last film role), the siblings' otherworldly powers are discovered, by Donald Pleasence (as Lucas Deranian), the devious driver for dastardly millionaire Ray Milland (as Aristotle Bolt). With help from heart-warmed Eddie Albert (as Jason O'Day), the children must escape from Mr. Milland, who has nefarious plans…

The usual Disney clichés - cute kids, lovable animals, old pros - but significantly better than what had, by the time this film was originally released, become the norm at the studio: mediocre to poor kid fare. Children deserve quality. "Escape to Witch Mountain" is more imaginative than insulting; and, as you'll see, it could arguably be called ahead of its time. The players and animals are nicely corralled by director John Hough; "Winkie" is the cat's meow, and the instrumental puppet dance is quite memorable.

******* Escape to Witch Mountain (3/21/75) John Hough ~ Ike Eisenmann, Kim Richards, Eddie Albert, Ray Milland


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