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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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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Storyline

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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Newest, brightest, happiest film of the year!

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Drama | Family | Musical

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

Also Known As:

Lassie, My Lassie  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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 The New Lassie (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Banjo Song
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
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It's still cute
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is defiantly hokey, but part of the reason I have a fondness for it is I saw it in Radio City Music Hall and the stage show featured Lassie, live and in person. Alice Faye also came out of a 25 year retirement to make this film. Her role before this was the Ann Margaret-Pat Boone remake of State Fair. Like the other poster said the great thing about this film is James Stewart, he makes the whole thing worthwhile. Debbie Boone was very popular at the time and there is actually a hard to find soundtrack album from this release. This film has not come out on DVD or even VHS as of 2005. I looked for it when I bought the Lassie box set of the television series.


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