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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Letha
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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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A Volta da Montanha Enfeitiçada  »

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Trivia

The nick-name of Mr Yokomoto (Jack Soo) was "Yo-Yo". 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 »

Quotes

Letha: Who's that?
Tony: That's my sister, my sister Tia.
Letha: Well this is no time for a family reunion.
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EFWM commentary......
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this movie came out I really, really, enjoyed it and it was so much fun to see because I was about near the age of the actors (younger by 3 or 4 years) and to see them wielding powers that I found fascinating because I had read about telekinesis and telepathy and it was so wonderful to see this in a movie with kids and these powers on top of that at an age where what ifs was something I would engage in or daydream about. "What if I had these powers.....?" Really fun movie. I somewhat recognize the great American actress Betty Davis and I somewhat recognized the great British or English actor Christopher Lee and thought nothing whatsoever about whether this was beneath them or not. Why should I? I enjoyed their participation in the showing of this story. Now here comes "Die beste freudin" and his miserable seeming know it all comments ( I know this is an open forum). What I don't understand is why do you suggest having to view another work of said actor's repertoire when this was the work said actor or actress was involved in? I am critical of what I watch. But, the two movies, and this coming from a Disney in the mid-70s and post-star wars, were/are two films that somehow brought in those necessary elements: one it has to have participation of the viewer and 2 it has to be fun. I'm talking about Escape from witch mountain and the unexpected sequel, Returm from witch mountain. I enjoy these two very much and the young actors portrayal or performance or work: Ike Eisenmann and Kim Richards and the supporting actors and actresses. Why do yo find it unbecoming or beneath you, I don't know. But you are entitled to your comments and opinion and therefore I share mine to differ from yours or from others.....


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