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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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13 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Witch Mountain  »

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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

"Siphon," the alien assassin tracking the children and Jack, is referred to as "Duranian series." Mr. Duranian was the principle villain in the original "Escape to Witch Mountain." See more »

Goofs

When the cab is parked in the train tunnel, the blue light scans to within inches of the front bumper. The light fails to detect the car and in the next scene it is shown driving back through the tunnel in the other direction, without turning around. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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References TRON (1982) See more »

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Scarlett
Written by Randy Dunham
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Brokedown Cadillac
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all right film but the original was better
14 March 2009 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I think its nice that Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann have cameos in the film as a waitress and sheriff, they were the kids in the 1975 original. I remember my mother taking me to see it when I was seven. This is an all right film but the original was so much better. Dwayne Johnson (formally known as the Rock)takes over Eddie Albert's part as the earthman who befriends the two young aliens, the difference is that Eddie Albert could act a lot better! One thing I have to say about this film is that its certainly not boring! I would have loved to have seen the special effects budget. It has enough explosions and car chases for three films.


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