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Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Bruno
... Sara
... Seth
... Dr. Alex Friedman
... Burke
... Matheson
... Pope
... Carson
... Dr. Donald Harlan
... Tina
... Sheriff Antony
... Siphon
John Duff ... Frank
... Marty
... Matt
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Storyline

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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The Race Is On


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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)  »

Also Known As:

Witch Mountain  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,402,214, 15 March 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$67,172,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,387,141
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Andy Fickman: At the Alien Expo, Jack (Dwayne Johnson) pushes him out of the way looking for the kids. See more »

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Dr. Alex Friedman said to Jack Bruno that "closed-minded skeptics are always welcome". This was the wrong use of the word. Within the scientific circles from which Dr. Friedman comes, "skeptic" refers to somebody who rigorously uses the scientific method (the opposite would be "pseudoscientist"). Skeptics are, by definition, open-minded and Dr. Friedman herself is actually a skeptic, so that is most likely the word that she meant. See more »

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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

During the credits Jack & Alex are seen promoting a book they collaborated on concerning their past experience's (with Harlan and his help amongst the crowd). Outside they climb into '68 Mustang, only to notice the transmitter going off, indicating a reunion with Seth & Sara. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by Brian Fennell (as Brian Leseney Fennell)
Performed by Barcelona
Courtesy of Universal Motown Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Movie for Kids-OK for Adults
19 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is and is not a remake of the original Witch Mountain movie. It's more follows the guidelines and then takes off on its own in a more modern twist. If you liked the old one, you will probably still like this one too.

The actors did a pretty good job all the way around. The main bad secret agent guy was a really flat character, while everyone else was more dynamic. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was great in this movie. He really keeps it going for the audience and is really funny. The kids are good as well. All the others did an alright job.

The plot has good twists to it and has multiple sides that are all crashing in together at the same time. The flow of the movie is a little jerky in a couple spots, but overall is an action packed ride.

The CGI effects are well done and believable. I enjoyed getting to see that aspect come to life, where the original Witch Mountain could only dream of seeing such cool stuff! Overall it is a good movie. Your kids will really like it and you will enjoy it as well. I recommend going and seeing it to anybody!


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