6.4/10
8,036
61 user 27 critic

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Clip
1:12 | Clip

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Robert Malcolm Young (screenplay), Alexander Key (based on the book by)
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Family | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: John Hough
Stars: Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richards
Escape to Witch Mountain (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A brother-sister duo possessing psychic powers are pursued by a millionaire who intends to use them for his gain.

Director: Peter Rader
Stars: Robert Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Erik von Detten
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb
Family | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety
Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The adventures of two idiotic outlaw wannabees, Amos and Theodore.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Tim Matheson
Candleshoe (1977)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Small-time crook Harry Bundage discovers that the old manor house where Lady St. Edmund resides, with three orphans and her butler Priory is the resting place for a hoard of treasure. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Jodie Foster, David Niven, Helen Hayes
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer makes an interesting discovery that could affect his chances of getting elected to office.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After a kidnapped bank teller uses a neighbor's wandering cat to send an SOS, the FBI assigns a cat-allergic agent to the case.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan
Freaky Friday (1976)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mother and daughter find their personalities switched and have to live each other's lives on one strange Friday.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin
Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

At Medville College, an accident with a donated computer gives Dexter Riley the ability to remember any knowledge learned instantly and perfectly.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Albert ... Jason O'Day
Ray Milland ... Aristotle Bolt
Donald Pleasence ... Lucas Deranian
Kim Richards ... Tia Malone
Ike Eisenmann ... Tony Malone
Walter Barnes ... Sheriff Purdy
Reta Shaw ... Mrs. Grindley
Denver Pyle ... Uncle Bene
Alfred Ryder ... Mr. Michael-John - Astrologer
Lawrence Montaigne ... Ubermann
Terry Wilson ... Biff Jenkins
George Chandler ... Grocer
Dermott Downs ... Truck
Shepherd Sanders Shepherd Sanders ... Guru
Don Brodie Don Brodie ... Gasoline Attendant
Edit

Storyline

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 <achot@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Caught in a World Where They Don't Belong - THEY HAVE TO ESCAPE! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La montaña embrujada See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$20,000,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Pine Woods Orphanage was actually Peninsula School of Creative Education in Menlo Park, California. The secluded 60-room mansion was built in 1880 and converted into a school in 1925. There are countless stories of hauntings in the mansion, which were played up in the original press materials for the film. See more »

Goofs

Whenever Tony plays the harmonica his technique does not match the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

Aristotle Bolt: They *rode* out of here!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Awkward.: My Super Bittersweet Sixteen (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Wish Upon a Star
(uncredited)
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Another great memory of childhood
22 December 2008 | by ramsfanSee all my reviews

It always puzzles me how adults can review movies that were meant for a young audience and review it negatively (through adult eyes), completely forgetting about a child's unique and innocent perspective on the film. Shame on them all!!

As a young kid in the 70's, Disney, cartoons and sports were all weekly staples- so many good memories!! Escape to Witch Mountain was one of the first movies I saw in the theater, and was both entertaining and fun. A good adult cast; Donald Pleasence, Ray Milland and the underrated Eddie Albert, all provide good support for our two hero kids who use their powers to not only try to find home again but thwart the evil intentions of those trying to use their powers for their own benefit. The movie is well paced and has the usual hi jinks one expects in a "chase" film. I enjoyed it then and liked it just as much after a recent viewing on cable.

This movie also illustrates how one doesn't need bad language or crude behavior/jokes to appeal to kids. What some people regard as "corny" others find a refreshing change from today's standards of "acceptable" programming.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 61 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed