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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his ... See full summary »

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Victor
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Tia
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Mr. Yokomoto
Anthony James ...
Sickle
Richard Bakalyan ...
Eddie (as Dick Bakalyan)
Ward Costello ...
Mr. Clearcole
Christian Juttner ...
Dazzler
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Muscles
Poindexter Yothers ...
Crusher (as Poindexter)
Jeffrey Jacquet ...
Rocky
Stu Gilliam ...
Dolan
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Operations Officer (as William H. Bassett)
Tom Scott ...
Monitor
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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, he gets into the hands of Dr. Gannon, a ruthless scientist who's constantly striving for power over the world. He puts him a device into the brain that allows him to control Tony's will. Tia gets help from a kids gang to free Tony and save the Earth. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Sinister forces from this world against two young space travellers from another.


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10 March 1978 (USA)  »

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First of two collaborations of director John Hough and screen legend actress Bette Davis, who would re-team again around two years later, and it also being also for another Disney movie, 1982's The Watcher in the Woods (1980). See more »

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Near the beginning of the movie the two children and Uncle Bene are walking away from the Rose Bowl. As the camera pans back you can see crosses marked on the ground for where the actors are supposed to stand and walk. See more »

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Tony: Tia, open the gate.
Tia: No, everybody join hands. 1... 2... 3
[the kids energize over the gate]
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Featured in The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (1985) See more »

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Nice for a sequel
13 June 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

It's not perfect, and the wardrobe makes me shudder (Tia's poor clothing she never changes the entire movie!), but it's a nice Disney movie with some rather humorous parts. Eddie is particularly funny talking to the goat Alfred. Being a Tony and Tia fan, I thought this movie wonderful as a kid. As an adult, I see it as good "fodder" in the world of Spiderman, Hulk and the rest of the movies that have words that I have to remind my son not to repeat. Movie-makers seem to have forgotten the word "family".

The two siblings are deposited on the 50 yard line of the Rose Bowl 3 mos. before the next game, and escorted to the hotel by Eddie the Cabbie who drives more like a New York Cabbie. After Tony "visions" a man falling off a building (Davis' Letha's nephew, Sickle), he takes advantage of the cab's running out of gas to go help. As things do in the movies, the rescue wasn't as easy as he thought, and the good Doctor saw a golden opportunity to take control of molecular manipulation by enslaving Tony with his mind control device. Tia after feeling the prick of the hypodermic, goes to find him, and the chase is on with Tony vs. Tia the rest of the movie. The minivan is my favorite portion of the whole movie. *** out of 5 stars.


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