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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Family  |  13 March 2009 (USA)
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£581,250 (UK) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

£2,545,316 (UK) (24 July 2009)
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Trivia

The town of "Stony Creek" in Nevada is a reference to the original movie which was actually partially filmed in "Stoney Creek" in Ontario, Canada about 40 miles from Toronto. See more »

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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 »

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Jack Bruno: [to Sara] Just remember that me and Alex, we're only a... a wormhole away.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits Jack & Alex are seen promoting a book they collaborated on concerning their past experience's (with Harlan and his help amongst the crowd). Outside they climb into '68 Mustang, only to notice the transmitter going off, indicating a reunion with Seth & Sara. See more »


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Breakers
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Produced by Jamie Houston
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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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