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Escape to Witch Mountain
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Escape to Witch Mountain -- Two orphans with powers discover the truth about their past.
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Director:
Writers:
Robert M. Young (screenplay)
Alexander Key (based on the book by)
Contact:
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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:
Falls apart near the finish, but until then an excellent family film See more (57 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:
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)
 
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)
Ron Vargas .... 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
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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 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:G | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | West Germany:0

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:
Revealing mistakes: Wires are obvious in two scenes; on the hovering handgun at the campground, and on the floating harmonica in the jail.See more »
Quotes:
Tia Malone:Tony, we've got to get out of here, please.See more »
Soundtrack:
When You Wish Upon a StarSee 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.
Falls apart near the finish, but until then an excellent family film, 19 July 2007
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Alexander Key's popular pre-teen novel concerns two orphaned siblings with supernatural powers taken in by a nefarious millionaire (named Aristotle Bolt!) who wants to exploit their magical abilities for personal gain. Top-notch Walt Disney adventure for families has natural, non-precocious performances from young Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards as the gifted kids, and their friendship with good-hearted traveler Eddie Albert is sweet but not sticky. The eerie flashbacks to the youngsters' early beginnings are well-captured by director John Hough, who is otherwise forced (perhaps for budgetary reasons) to skimp on genuine atmosphere in place of an elongated chase. Too bad the finale replaces emotion with effects, as these characters are quite remarkable. Followed by a fairly wan sequel, 1978's "Return From Witch Mountain", in which the special effects became the whole show. **1/2 from ****

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