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Robert M. Young (screenplay)
Alexander Key (based on the book by)
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Release Date:
21 March 1975 (USA) See more »
Escape To The Unknown! See more »
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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Timeless classic See more (58 total) »


  (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 ... Mr. Michael-John - Astrologer

Lawrence Montaigne ... Ubermann

Terry Wilson ... Biff Jenkins

George Chandler ... Grocer

Dermott Downs ... Truck
Shepherd Sanders ... Guru
Don Brodie ... Gasoline Attendant
Paul Sorensen ... Police Sgt. Foss
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Lorko

Harry Holcombe ... Police Captain 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:

Bruno The Bear ... Bear (uncredited)
Mervin W. Frates ... Bolt's Butler (uncredited)

Richard Hale ... Bolt's Servant (uncredited)

Lance Kerwin ... Boy in Blue-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
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
George Jenson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Joseph Kuri .... assistant prop man (uncredited)
Dick Lasley .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Greg Lynch .... leadman (uncredited)
Bob McLing .... property master (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Ed Verreaux .... production illustrator (uncredited)
Al Williams .... property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Regula .... sound mixer
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
Ron Cooper .... mikeman (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (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)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (uncredited)
Brook Hale .... stunt double: ike eisenmann (uncredited)
Stormie Hale .... stunt double: Kim Richards (uncredited)
Dick Warlock .... 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)
Ronald M. Vargas Sr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dennis Young .... grip (uncredited)
Animation Department
Don Bluth .... animator: titles (uncredited)
Andy Gaskill .... animator: titles (uncredited)
William T. Hurtz .... animation director: titles (uncredited)
Chuck Jones .... animation producer: titles (uncredited)
Bill Melendez .... animator: titles (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Lynne Albright .... costumer (uncredited)
Kent James .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Ron Lambert .... color timer (uncredited)
Louis Terrusa .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Howard 'Dutch' Horton .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
John Beal .... composer: trailer music (uncredited)
Bob Bornstein .... music copyist (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... conductor (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... music producer (uncredited)
Johnny Mandel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Jerry Williams .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
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)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle [us] (uncredited)
Ward Kimball .... title designer (uncredited)
Dan Novack .... first aid man (uncredited)
Leonard Shannon .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Art Stevens .... title designer (uncredited)
Jay Younger .... utility man (uncredited)
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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:S | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:0

Did You Know?

The geographical structure which portrayed "Witch Mountain" was a Santa Lucia Mountain in the Santa Lucia Range in Big Sur, Monterey County on the Central Coast of California.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Tony is using the harmonica to make the crayon draw on the mirror, in the mirror's reflection the wire connected to the end of the crayon is visible.See more »
Lucas Deranian:I should have known there was more than ESP to those two.See more »
Movie Connections:
Skipping AlongSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Timeless classic, 7 October 2015
Author: NateWatchesCoolMovies from Canada

Disney's Escape To Witch Mountain is in my opinion one of the finest of their live action outings. I grew up with it, it was one of the first films I ever saw, and will always hold a special place in my heart. It has such a buoyant sense of light hearted adventure and well staged scenes of intrigue, you can't not be transported to its world. I find myself hazily recalling it all the time, similar to the way the two intrepid young protagonists dreamily experience flashbacks to their mysterious past. Tony (Ike Eisenmann) and Tia (Kim Richards) Malone are two very different kids. Left in an orphanage with no past or parents, they don't fit in with the others. They have certain abilities: premonition, foresight, levitation, clairvoyance and more. Pretty soon greedy, selfish billionaire Aristotle Bolt (a hammy, terrifying Ray Milland) hears rumors about the two, and dispatches his main operative Mr. Deranian (Donald Pleasence) to forge adoption papers and obtain them, as well as their powers. Pleasence, an old pro, slyly plays the role to slick perfection. Tony and Tia escape from Bolt's clutches and go on the run, aided by a cranky, motor home driving old timer, played excellently by Eddie Albert. The three attempt to elude Bolt's extensive reach and find out where Tony and Tia come from (Stony Creek, Misty Valley POWER) and unlock the secret of their extraordinary powers. The heart of the movie rests with the two youngsters, giving genuine performances beyond their years, and using their active imagination to make us feel the reality of both their powers, and their plight. The special effects, although dated by today's standards, are still delightful to watch. Just do yourself a favour and steer well clear of the sequel, and the remake with Dwayne the cock Johnson, they're both just awful. The vibe of the film is pure fun, and at times gets a bit mysterious and moody, never loses that rollicking adventurous tone that trademarks Disney efforts. A gem.

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