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The Magic of Lassie (1978)

 -  Family | Drama  -  2 August 1978 (USA)
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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Gus
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Jamison
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Kelly Mitchell
Michael Sharrett ...
Chris Mitchell
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The Waitress (Alice)
Gene Evans ...
Sheriff Andrews
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Clovis Mitchell
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Robert Lussier ...
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Allan Fogerty
William Flatley ...
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James Reynolds ...
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Rayford Barnes ...
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W.D. Goodman ...
Mighty Manuel
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Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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James Stewart recalled that he accepted the role of the grandfather because it was the only "family-friendly" script he had been offered. After the movie received poor reviews and flopped at the box office, he decided to semi-retire from acting. See more »

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Jamison takes Lassie to his estate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she escapes. You see her running, chased by a helicopter, and she finally goes over what looks like a cliff. In the next scene she gets up and limps away, but suddenly she is in Zion National Park, which is in Utah. See more »

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Version of Lassie Come Home (1943) See more »

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When You're Loved
Performed by Debby Boone
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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25 September 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is basically a revamp of Lassie Come Home. James Stewart is forced into giving up the family pet when a sly neighbour says she belongs to him. He takes the dog from California all the way to Colorado but naturally she escapes and makes her way home, just as Stewart's grandson runs away to find her. It's all one big cross country adventure that just doesn't come off as well as LCH. The young boy is annoying, the songs are awful, and Mickey Rooney's cameo with a wrestler friend is just downright strange. But, James Stewart is a treat as usual, really the perfect grandfather. 7/10


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