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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

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Storyline

In Las Vegas, the regenerated ex-con Jack Bruno works as taxi driver. During an UFO Convention at Planet Hollywood, the skeptical Jack picks up Dr. Alex Friedman, who will present a scientific lecture in the event. Then he is pressed by two henchmen of his former boss, the criminal Wolff, that wants to talk to him, but Jack does not want to return to the crime life. Jack fights and gets rid of them; out of the blue, he finds two teenagers on the backseat of his cab. They tell that they are siblings, Sara and Seth, and they need to travel to a location outside Las Vegas in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile the government finds a spacecraft that crashed nearby Las Vegas and is chasing the two aliens; after the investigation of the men of Major Henry Burke, they discover that the two siblings are the aliens. Jack Bruno, Sara and Seth are chased by Henry Burke's team and by the "Syphon", a killer from outer space that has been sent to kill them by the military of their planet that want to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Race Is On


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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13 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Witch Mountain  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,402,214, 15 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,172,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,387,141
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Trivia

The main title editing team put in Morse code into the sound mix that says "please turn off your cell phones". See more »

Goofs

When Sara and Seth are captured outside of Witch Mountain, the "mountain that doesn't exist", you can clearly see traces of chalk powder used by rock climbers all over the "wall" behind them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Bruno: [Rushing out of the gambling area] Gotta go!
Dr. Alex Friedman: What happened to laying low?
Jack Bruno: Who lays low in Vegas?
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning of the movie the camera view changes from the Walt Disney "Castle" to the stars and the Castle gets dark and changes the silhouette of the "Witch Mountain" See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

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Written by Steve Rushton, Tim Woodcock and Paul Meehan
Performed by Steve Rushton
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Unique story that made me race in nostalgia!!
14 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Despite a good amount of bad reviews, people are flocking to see this film! I wonder if it's the picky old men that don't find a kids film decent enough for a proper work that disappoint me. I mean, who worse to judge a kid's movie than an adult? At least a teenager has still got the perspective of a child...

The film really brought me back to good times at the theaters. I wasn't around for the original so, I can't compare the two, and went in not knowing what to expect.

Initially, you could go in and see all the things structurally or aesthetically incorrect and unpleasing about the story film-wise. However, if you take the movie for what it is, you'll see that it's truly the beautifully crafted action-adventure every kid longs to experience and captured within the mysticism and excitement of a good space story using just enough cgi to compliment the film, without overpowering it's actors as so many movies do today. It promises a simple story with inspiring ideals and experiences woven into its heart.

So, I couldn't help but put myself in the story for this one, and became completely immersed in the race. The great plot, unique characters, and pulse-racing adventure will keep you at the edge of your seat until the end!


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