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Director:
Writers:
Robert M. Young (screenplay)
Alexander Key (based on the book by)
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Release Date:
21 March 1975 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Escape To The Unknown! See more »
Plot:
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Away to witch mountain we go! See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Albert ... Jason O'Day

Ray Milland ... Aristotle Bolt

Donald Pleasence ... Lucas Deranian

Kim Richards ... Tia Malone

Ike Eisenmann ... Tony Malone
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Purdy

Reta Shaw ... Mrs. Grindley

Denver Pyle ... Uncle Bene
Alfred Ryder ... Astrologer

Lawrence Montaigne ... Ubermann
Terry Wilson ... Biff Jenkins
George Chandler ... Grocer

Dermott Downs ... Truck
Shepherd Sanders ... Guru
Don Brodie ... Gasoline Attendant
Paul Sorensen ... Sgt. Foss
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Lorko
Harry Holcombe ... Capt. Malone

Sam Edwards ... Mate
Dan Seymour ... Psychic
Eugene Daniels ... Cort
Al Dunlap ... Deputy
Rex Holman ... Hunter No.1
Tony Giorgio ... Hunter No 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mervin W. Frates ... Bolt's Butler (uncredited)

Lance Kerwin ... Boy in Green-Striped Shirt (uncredited)
Ott ... Thunderhead / Horse (uncredited)

Kyle Richards ... Young Tia (uncredited)
Alfred Rossi ... Highway Patrol Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hough 
 
Writing credits
Robert M. Young (screenplay) (as Robert Malcolm Young)

Alexander Key (based on the book by)

Produced by
Jerome Courtland .... producer
Ron Miller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny Mandel 
 
Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (director of photography) (as Frank Phillips)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Stafford 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge 
Al Roelofs 
 
Set Decoration by
Hal Gausman 
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
La Rue Matheron .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit manager (as Fred Brost)
John D. Bloss .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Ballew .... second assistant director
Frederic W. Brost .... assistant director (as Fred Brost)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
George Jenson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Joseph Kuri .... assistant prop man (uncredited)
Bob McLing .... property master (uncredited)
Al Williams .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Regula .... sound mixer
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Ron Cooper .... mikeman (uncredited)
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Hal Bigger .... special effects (uncredited)
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Maley .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Boles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Jack Holton .... best boy (uncredited)
Lloyd Isbell .... key grip (uncredited)
Cecil Luske .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Luske .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Essil Massinburg .... second grip (uncredited)
Sterling Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ron Vargas .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dennis Young .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Lynne Albright .... costumer (uncredited)
Kent James .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Louis Terrusa .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Gerald R. Molen .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Henry Cowl .... animal handler (uncredited)
Bill Degeneres .... craft service (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (uncredited)
Howard 'Dutch' Horton .... location manager (uncredited)
Dan Novack .... first aid man (uncredited)
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Jay Younger .... utility man (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | France:U | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:o.Al.
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tia's star case, which houses the map to Witch Mountain, had an additional purpose in the novel. In Key's novel, Tia was mute (but communicated telepathically with Tony) and carried pencils and paper in the star case to write notes to people.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Lucas Deranian:Look as far as you can see. Mr. Bolt owns everything in sight.
Tia Malone:Well, I can see the sky.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Bambi (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
Skipping AlongSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
What memories is Tia remembering?
Why was Jason O'Day so crusty at first?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Away to witch mountain we go!, 7 October 2003
Author: jaybabb (jay@lewiston.com) from Lewiston, Idaho

The 1970's was not a good time for the Disney Studios. Much of the stuff that came from Disney at this time were corny and fluff. This movie however is a rare exception, esp. for it's time.

This film is about a bother and sister, Tony & Tia (Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards)who have powers(ESP, Levitation and the like)but they don't know how or where these powers come from. Tia is being bothered by memories of an accident that she can't piece together. However, as the film progresses-the pieces come together like a puzzle and they figure out the answer to the question: "Where are we from?"

I must say that the chemistry between Eisenmann & Richards worked so well, people actually believe that they are brother & sister. It's really remarkable how well they worked together-no wonder it looked so real. This is remarkable acting talent on the part of these two and no one could have done it better. This is why I think these two actors are underrated.

I'm not going to go into detail of the rest of the film. Read the other reviews for that. One thing I need to mention is that the special effects were great for it's time. Maybe They were a little Cheesy, but the essence of the story is not the powers these kids have, but they are searching for their home and looking for answers about where they come from. To me, this is the real story-not the special effects.

I just got my DVD copies of both films This and "Return From witch mountain" They done a good job remastering the soundtrack in THX, 5.1 Dolby surround sound. It sounds as good as it does in the theater if you have a home theater system.

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