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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.

Director:

Andy Fickman

Writers:

Matt Lopez (screenplay), Mark Bomback (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Jack Bruno
AnnaSophia Robb ... Sara
Alexander Ludwig ... Seth
Carla Gugino ... Dr. Alex Friedman
Ciarán Hinds ... Burke
Tom Everett Scott ... Matheson
Chris Marquette ... Pope
Billy Brown ... Carson
Garry Marshall ... Dr. Donald Harlan
Kim Richards ... Tina
Ike Eisenmann ... Sheriff Antony
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... Siphon
John Duff John Duff ... Frank
Bob Koherr ... Marty
Kevin Christy ... 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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of action and violence, frightening and dangerous situations, and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Disney | Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Witch Mountain See more »

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Box Office

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the first chase scene, the taxi is boxed in on the left, right, and rear sides by black government vehicles. The rear vehicles distance changes from almost touching the bumper to a few hundred feet back and then back again. See more »

Quotes

Jack Bruno: [after removing the Siphon's helmet] You looked better *with* the helmet!
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Crazy Credits

In the beginning of the movie the camera view changes from the Walt Disney "Castle" to the stars and the Castle gets dark and changes the silhouette of the "Witch Mountain" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.41 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Woogie Saturday Night
Written by Randy Dunham and Corri English
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Brokedown Cadillac
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Good Movie for Kids-OK for Adults
19 March 2009 | by mia_marauderSee 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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