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Escape to Witch Mountain [1975]

Director:John Hough
Writer:Robert M. Young
Composer:Johnny Mandel
Length:97 minutes
(1 hour 37 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Suggested Event Use:Friday 13
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:73%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Two children with unique abilities flee a greedy millionaire while they try to solve the mystery of their past.

Reaction: This is a family movie that doesn't play down to kids. It's intelligent without being overly cerebral.

Personal Rating: 8/10

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John Hough => Director
Robert M. Young => Writer
Johnny Mandel => Composer
Denver Pyle => Uncle Bene
Dermott Downs => Truck
Don Brodie => Gasoline Attendant
Donald Pleasence => Lucas Deranian
Eddie Albert => Jason O'Day
Ike Eisenmann => Tony Malone
Kim Richards => Tia Malone
Kyle Richards => Young Tia (flashback)
Lawrence Montaigne => Ubermann
Ray Milland => Aristotle Bolt
Reta Shaw => Mrs. Grindley
Walter Barnes => Sheriff Purdy

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Bruno the Bear was only alert for about ten minutes a day, which the production crew had to carefully schedule with the children's two-hour work schedule.
  • At one point during the fight scene between Tony and Truck, the actor who plays Truck punched the bat so hard, it hit Ike Eisenmann. In some scenes you can see a greenish bruise under his left eye.
  • Tia in the flashbacks was played by Kim Richards' younger sister, Kyle Richards.
  • Final film of Reta Shaw.