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

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,402,214 (USA) (13 March 2009)

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$67,128,202 (USA) (3 July 2009)
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Trivia

Ike Eisenmann, Kim Richards: The actors who played the children in the original movies both appear in this movie in the same scene. Eisenmann is "Sheriff Antony" in the bar, and Richards is "Tina" the waitress. In the original, their names were "Tony and Tia." See more »

Goofs

When talking about the Mustang on Jack's key chain which is hooked to the key in the ignition in the RV. The RV isn't Jack's, so it shouldn't even have been used at that time. However, given the sentimental meaning behind the key chain (as discussed in film) there's no reason he couldn't have removed it from his own key chain before handing the keys to the cab over. See more »

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Sara: We know you're frustrated, Jack Bruno...
Jack Bruno: No. No more "Jack Bruno this, Jack Bruno that." I've been asking for answers...
Sara: You already know the answers, Jack Bruno. My brother and I are indeed not from your planet.
Jack Bruno: [laughs] That's it? So that's it? Mystery solved! You two want me to believe that you're both aliens.
Seth: It is the truth.
Jack Bruno: Really? Well, you don't look like aliens.
Sara: Well, what does an alien look like, Jack Bruno?
Jack Bruno: You know what aliens look like. They look like, like little green people with ...
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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

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.41 (2010) See more »

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I'm No One Else
Written by Christian Salyer, Francisco Santacruz and Dhana Taprogge
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Way Better Than Expected
14 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film because nothing else was playing that I wanted to watch. While I like animated films, and, in particular, Disney animated films, I find most Disney live-action films pitched far too low for my taste.

I also read several reviews, which were not encouraging. These focused mostly on acting style and pacing. Apparently, it never occurred to the reviewers that any acting style and pacing will do if it happens to be appropriate to the film. Instead, the reviewers appear to feel that acting style and pacing, in and of themselves, can be bad.

This film was far better than I expected. The acting style and pacing are entirely appropriate to what it is: the summer action movie we never saw last summer. If, like me, you spend summer 2008 watching a series of alleged "summer action movies" and seeing nothing of the sort on the screen, you should see this film.


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