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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

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Tia and her brother Tony have supernatural powers, can communicate and move things with the power of their minds alone. They arrive in Los Angeles, California from Witch Mountain for a ... See full summary »

Director:

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 move things with the power of their minds alone. They arrive in Los Angeles, California from Witch Mountain for a visit. When Tony uses his powers to prevent an accident, he gets into the hands of Dr. Gannon, a ruthless scientist who's constantly striving for power over the world. He puts a device near Tony's brain that allows him to control Tony's will. Tia gets help from a kids gang to free Tony and save the Earth. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Sinister forces from this world against two young space travellers from another. See more »


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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:

A Volta da Montanha Enfeitiçada See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the industrial facility was "Plutonium Industries". 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

Letha: I've lost all faith in science.
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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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Follows Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) See more »

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Nice for a sequel
13 June 2003 | by gypsycaineSee all my reviews

It's not perfect, and the wardrobe makes me shudder (Tia's poor clothing she never changes the entire movie!), but it's a nice Disney movie with some rather humorous parts. Eddie is particularly funny talking to the goat Alfred. Being a Tony and Tia fan, I thought this movie wonderful as a kid. As an adult, I see it as good "fodder" in the world of Spiderman, Hulk and the rest of the movies that have words that I have to remind my son not to repeat. Movie-makers seem to have forgotten the word "family".

The two siblings are deposited on the 50 yard line of the Rose Bowl 3 mos. before the next game, and escorted to the hotel by Eddie the Cabbie who drives more like a New York Cabbie. After Tony "visions" a man falling off a building (Davis' Letha's nephew, Sickle), he takes advantage of the cab's running out of gas to go help. As things do in the movies, the rescue wasn't as easy as he thought, and the good Doctor saw a golden opportunity to take control of molecular manipulation by enslaving Tony with his mind control device. Tia after feeling the prick of the hypodermic, goes to find him, and the chase is on with Tony vs. Tia the rest of the movie. The minivan is my favorite portion of the whole movie. *** out of 5 stars.


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