This fun and enjoyable retrospective documentary about the making of "Return from Witch Mountain" offers several nifty behind-the-scenes anecdotes from various cast and crew members. Director John Hough and associate producer Kevin Corcoran discuss the challenge of making a sequel to a hit movie that was of equal quality to the excellent original. Hough was instrumental in casting creepy character actor Anthony James as Sickle and praises Christopher Lee for walking a fine line between campy and serious as the main heavy. Special effects expert Danny Lee reveals how certain gags were done in the picture. Bette Davis did the film because it was something her grand children could see and had three people tending to her on the set. Character actor Jack Soo also receives props from the cast and crew for his deliciously dry and deadpan sense of humor. The kids who played the Earthquake Gang had a ball playing various practical jokes throughout the shoot. The movie was shot on various locations in downtown Los Angeles. Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann had a totally credible and appealing natural screen chemistry because of working together on the previous film. The kid actors especially enjoyed being hoisted in the air on wires for the flying scenes. The logistics of specific tricky stunts is also covered in compelling detail. Best of all, both Hough and Richards cheerfully rave about the pleasure of working with Alfred the Goat. Well worth seeing for fans of the movie.
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