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Escape to Witch Mountain
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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 (58 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 ... 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)
Carl Mahakian .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Kitty Malone .... foley artist (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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
97 min
Country:
Language:
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: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?

Trivia:
Debut cinema movie produced by Jerome Courtland who previously had only produced in television.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:
Jason O'Day:You're nothing but a pair of undersized land pirates!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
When You Wish Upon a StarSee more »

FAQ

How closely does the movie follow the book?
How old are Tia and Tony supposed to be?
What memories is Tia remembering?
See more »
7 out of 7 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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