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The Magic of Lassie (1978)

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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

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Gus
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Jamison
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Kelly Mitchell
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Chris Mitchell
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The Waitress (Alice)
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Sheriff Andrews
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Clovis Mitchell
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Apollo
Robert Lussier ...
Finch
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Allan Fogerty
William Flatley ...
Truck Driver
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Officer Wilson (as James V. Reynolds)
Rayford Barnes ...
Reward Seeker
W.D. Goodman ...
Mighty Manuel
Hank Metheney ...
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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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Drama | Family | Musical

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G | See all certifications »
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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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Lassie, My Lassie  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Except for three notes, the bridge of the song "I Can't Say Goodbye" is identical to that of "Nobody's Problems For Me," one of the three songs excised from the theatrical release of Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971). The Sherman Brothers believed their earlier composition would never be heard again, but it was when Disney reinstated it it in 1996. 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 »

Connections

Version of Lassie (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

A Rose is Not a Rose
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Pat Boone and Alice Faye
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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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