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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

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Tia and Tony visit Los Angeles, but he's quickly kidnapped by an evil scientist, leaving her to desperately search for him.

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John Hough

Writers:

Malcolm Marmorstein, Alexander Key (characters)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Letha
Christopher Lee ... Victor
Kim Richards ... Tia
Ike Eisenmann ... Tony
Jack Soo ... Mr. Yokomoto
Anthony James ... Sickle
Richard Bakalyan ... Eddie (as Dick Bakalyan)
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Mr. Clearcole
Christian Juttner ... Dazzler
Brad Savage ... Muscles
Poindexter Yothers Poindexter Yothers ... Crusher (as Poindexter)
Jeffrey Jacquet Jeffrey Jacquet ... Rocky
Stu Gilliam Stu Gilliam ... Dolan
William Bassett ... Operations Officer (as William H. Bassett)
Tom Scott Tom Scott ... Monitor
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Storyline

Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and moving things with the power of their minds. While in Los Angeles for a visit. Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, and the ruthless scientist, iDr. Gannon, who's looking to control the world, finds out and takes Tony into his clutches. Gannon implants a device near Tony's brain which enables him to control Tony's will. its up to Tia Anna a group of kids to free Tony and save the Earth. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They came back from Witch Mountain with fantastic powers! See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return from Witch Mountain See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,393,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,393,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The name of the goat was "Alfred". See more »

Goofs

When the two children and Uncle Bene are walking away from the Rose Bowl, the camera pans back to reveal crosses marked on the ground for where the actors are supposed to stand and walk. See more »

Quotes

[the security guard is levitating at the ceiling where Tony left him]
Security Guard: Could you get me down please?
[Tia lowers him to the floor]
Security Guard: Thank you. Now, where are you going?
Tia: We're going in there.
Security Guard: Oh, no. No one goes in there without ID.
[Tia levitates him back up to the ceiling]
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Alternate Versions

In the Spanish Castilian version Tia's name was changed into "Sia", because in Spanish "Tía" means "Aunt" and is the slang for "Chick". See more »

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Two children extraterrestrial are chased by evil persons who want use their magic powers for his own aims
21 January 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Disney fantasy full of adventure , tension , intrigue and spectacular images . Engaging Walt Disney Sci-Fi/fantasy in which we meet Tony (Ike Eisenmann , in 2009 recent version played by Alexander Ludwig ) and Tia ( Kim Richards , subsequently performed by Anna Rob ) as they are arriving along with their uncle (Denver Pyle) in a flying saucer at a stadium called Rose Bowl . They have special telekinetic powers which make getting along with the rest of the kids difficult . After that , the clairvoyant kids with special powers meet a Cabman getting into a car across the streets . Some baddies discover their supernatural powers and effect they can have on humans while the children being pursued . As Tony is abducted by the evil Dr. Gannon (Christopher Lee), his spinster pal Letha (Bette Davis) and hoodlum (Anthony James) who want to use his powers for his own objectives . Gannon puts him an artifact into the neck that allows him to control Tony's brain . As Tony will brainwashed into helping them commit several crimes , hoping to put his special faculties to evil .

This mystery-fantasy is packed with amusing action , thrills, suspense and spectacular scenes with abundant but primitive effects. The two children with mysterious powers played by Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann are enjoyable and phenomenal , as always , Christopher Lee as mean villain and likable Bette Davis as old nasty . The picture results to be the sequel to ¨Escape to Witch mountain (1978)¨ also by John Hough that holds a recent take on titled ¨ Race to witch mountain (2009)¨ with The Rock , Carla Gugino and Ciaran Hinds as government agent and as homage to former adaptation appears Kim Richards as Sara and Ike Isenmann as sheriff in a brief roles .

This funny picture is well directed by John Hough . He has an eclectic and long filmmaker career , beginning in television series ( Avengers, Protectors , The champions ) , making Hammer film (Twins of evil) , classic terror ( Legend of hell house ) , average horror movies ( Howling IV, American Gothic, Incubus ) , adventures ( Island of treasure, Black arrow ) until wholesome Disney family fare ( The watcher in the woods , Return and escape to witch mountain) . The flick will appeal to Disney film buffs and wholesome entertainment enthusiasts . A good children's film with acceptable special effects by that time though nowadays corny . The motion picture is professionally made though with no originality because being a simple remake , being an agreeable fun from Walt Disney productions .


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