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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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Rayford Barnes ...
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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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Lassie, My Lassie  »

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Released in the UK as part of a double bill with the theatrical version of The Incredible Hulk TV pilot. See more »

Goofs

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 (1994) See more »

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A Rose Is Not A Rose
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Alice Faye
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Very heartwarming/tearjerker
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I LOVED this movie! I was probably 10 or 11 when I first saw this movie and I just cried and cried and cried. I didn't even have a dog when this movie came out and I was even afraid of dogs. But I even felt it when Lassie was taken away. Part of my appeal, too, was the soundtrack for this movie, which at the time, I thought was just great. I was very excited to actually recently find my favorite song from the movie (When You're Loved). And too, for some strange reason, I've always been a fan of Lane Davies and loved seeing him in this movie as well. I have told my daughter of this movie and we're planning on watching it tomorrow. I was not alive in the 50s to comment on Lassie then and Lassie now. All I know is it was a great boy/dog movie and it held my interest from beginning to end. This is definitely a family movie -- one I whole heartedly recommend. You will cheer, your children will cheer, and you will be closer for it.


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