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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:
Another great memory of childhood 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
Ronald R. 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) | Chile:TE | Finland:S | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The movie was re-released in the USA on a double bill with a reissue of Disney's Cinderella (1950).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Jason tells Tony and Tia to jump out the side door of his RV. Instead they jump out of the passenger door.See more »
Quotes:
Tia Malone:Tony, do you hear the dogs?
Tony Malone:No. How far?
Tia Malone:Oh, 20 miles.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Bambi (1942)See more »
Soundtrack:
Skipping AlongSee more »

FAQ

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Another great memory of childhood, 22 December 2008
Author: ramsfan from United States

It always puzzles me how adults can review movies that were meant for a young audience and review it negatively (through adult eyes), completely forgetting about a child's unique and innocent perspective on the film. Shame on them all!!

As a young kid in the 70's, Disney, cartoons and sports were all weekly staples- so many good memories!! Escape to Witch Mountain was one of the first movies I saw in the theater, and was both entertaining and fun. A good adult cast; Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland and the underrated Eddie Albert, all provide good support for our two hero kids who use their powers to not only try to find home again but thwart the evil intentions of those trying to use their powers for their own benefit. The movie is well paced and has the usual hi jinks one expects in a "chase" film. I enjoyed it then and liked it just as much after a recent viewing on cable.

This movie also illustrates how one doesn't need bad language or crude behavior/jokes to appeal to kids. What some people regard as "corny" others find a refreshing change from today's standards of "acceptable" programming.

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