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Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

Return from Witch Mountain




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Disney sequel about two children with supernatural powers who are used by evil-minded adults. Bette Davis, Christopher Lee, Kim Richard, Ike Eisenmann. Dazzler: Christian Juttner. Yokomoto: Jack Soo. Eddie: Dick Bakalyan. John Hough directed.more
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 10, 2009
Buena Vista Distribution Company


Kim Richards
as Tia Malone
Ike Eisenmann
as Tony Malone
Jack Soo
as Mr. Yokomoto
Ward Costello
as Mr. Clearcole
as Crusher
Brad Savage
as Muscles
William H. Bassett
as Operations Officer
Tom Scott
as Monitor
Denver Pyle
as Uncle Bene
Brian Part
as Goon #1
Bob James
as Gate Guard
Ruth Warshawsky
as Lady in Car
Lloyd Nelson
as Museum Guard
Ted Noose
as Policeman
Wally K. Berns
as Man in Car
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Critic Reviews for Return from Witch Mountain

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 11, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

While the first film had an exciting feel to it, Return to Witch Mountain was a bit of a let-down. It had more of a made-for-TV feel to it

Full Review… | April 20, 2009
7M Pictures

Better structured and faster-moving than its predecessor … disappointingly, Tony spends almost the whole film separated from Tia in a trance-like state, so the siblings' relationship is lost.

Full Review… | March 17, 2009
Decent Films Guide

Probably the closest Disney ever came to making a grindhouse film, starring Christopher Lee and Bette Davis as villains

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Audience Reviews for Return from Witch Mountain


A sequel from Escape to Witch Mountain is an okay family film, but weak Disney. Christopher Lee and Bette Davis' performances were average so are the special effects. I can't wait to see the new reimagining of Witch Mountain starring Dwayne Johnson this year.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Psychic space kids Tony and Tia are separated in an urban setting. Bette Davis and Christopher Lee are using Tony's powers to steal gold. Tia must enlist the help of a street gang to rescue her brother. It's a lot of ultra-cool Disney fun. The scene where Tony robs the western museum and animates the mannequins was freaky. The scene where Tia enpowers Jack Soo's bus was memorable. Not as fresh as the original movie, but it's rare that we see psychic children using their powers for good.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Tony and Tia are back for more fantastical adventures in Return From Witch Mountain. While visiting Pasadena Tony is abducted and brainwashed by a scientist in order to use his telepathic powers for evil, meanwhile his sister Tia befriends a local street gang who offer to help her find her brother. Christopher Lee and Bette Davis co-star and make for an interesting pair of villains. Additionally, the film is fairly good at creating stakes and bringing an element of danger to the telepathic powers. Fun and exciting, Return From Witch Mountain is an impressive sequel that's better than the original.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Return from Witch Mountain Quotes

Muscles: You can't be tough and educated too.
– Submitted by Dann M (2 years ago)

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