Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their mind alone. They arrive on Earth for a visit in Los Angeles. When Tony uses his ... See full summary »
Tia and Tony are two orphaned youngsters with extraordinary powers. Lucas Deranian poses as their uncle in order to get the kids into the clutches of Deranian's megalomanical boss, evil millionaire Aristotle Bolt, who wants to exploit them. Jason, a cynical widower, helps Tia and Tony "escape to witch mountain," while at the same time Tia and Tony help Jason escape the pain of the loss of his wife.Written by
Adam Chotiner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The film includes a $3 million replica of a Byzantine castle, built between 1926-1934 from lava rock from Mt. Vesuvius and materials all over Europe which served as Aristotle Bolt's kingly abode, Xanthus. See more »
When Tia makes the gun float in the air, there is a close-up shot of the gun being cocked. Then, when the camera cuts back to distant shots, the gun is no longer cocked. See more »
Mr. O'Day, I think you bought too much.
Yeah, Winky can't drink four quarts of milk.
If you two weren't joshing me about Aristotle Bolt, we might be together for longer than I thought. He's a very powerful man, too pow...
[hears a siren, looks in the rear view mirror]
Will you get in trouble, Mr. O'Day?
It's not ME he's after.
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A long time ago, I was into books. This isn't a light phrase, I took out multitudes of them from the library. Alexander Key wrote a neat novel called "Escape to Witch Mountain" about a priest named Father O'Day who helps two siblings return to their people. It was a very good book, and I knew when I bought the book from the Book Fair that it was a reprint to endorse the movie. However, at that time, my movie-experiences were minimal. It took several years for me to actually be able to see the movie (when Disney first brought out the Disney Channel, iirc) and I was a bit surprised at the liberties that were taken with Key's book. The priest became the widower, and the beat up car became the RV. Bolt was not in the book, but he was an interesting main-villian, and I enjoyed the movie. My son, who is now 6 (Tues this week) enjoys watching it on VHS as much as I do!
Return was not as good--it was a "let's make money by doing a sequel" but it was cool too. As that 5th grader, I knew what it was to be outside the norm, and I wanted to have the same powers that Tia did, so I guess that's saying something!
I too place this movie with Parent Trap, Candleshoe, and Freaky Friday. Good movies that I don't have to worry about my child "catching" wrong words from! **** out of 5.
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