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The Magic of Lassie (1978)

Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Robert B. Sherman (story), Richard M. Sherman (story) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Gus
Pernell Roberts ... Jamison
Stephanie Zimbalist ... Kelly Mitchell
Michael Sharrett ... Chris Mitchell
Alice Faye ... The Waitress (Alice)
Gene Evans ... Sheriff Andrews
James Stewart ... Clovis Mitchell
Mike Mazurki ... Apollo
Robert Lussier Robert Lussier ... Finch
Lane Davies ... Allan Fogerty
William Flatley William Flatley ... Truck Driver
James Reynolds ... Officer Wilson (as James V. Reynolds)
Rayford Barnes ... Reward Seeker
W.D. Goodman W.D. Goodman ... Mighty Manuel
Hank Metheney Hank Metheney ... Referee
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Storyline

Lassie is trying to find her way home. She will have to run all the way from Colorado to California. Her loving owner is looking for her too.

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Drama | Family | Musical

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lassie, My Lassie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lassie Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was intended to launch a new "Lassie" TV show on ABC, but that never got picked up following this film's failure. See more »

Goofs

Jamison takes Lassie to his estate in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she escapes. You see her running, chased by a helicopter, and she finally goes over what looks like a cliff. In the next scene she gets up and limps away, but suddenly she is in Zion National Park, which is in Utah. See more »

Connections

Version of Lassie's Great Adventure (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Say Goodbye
Performed by The Mike Curb Congregation
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Fair story
25 September 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

This is basically a revamp of Lassie Come Home. James Stewart is forced into giving up the family pet when a sly neighbour says she belongs to him. He takes the dog from California all the way to Colorado but naturally she escapes and makes her way home, just as Stewart's grandson runs away to find her. It's all one big cross country adventure that just doesn't come off as well as LCH. The young boy is annoying, the songs are awful, and Mickey Rooney's cameo with a wrestler friend is just downright strange. But, James Stewart is a treat as usual, really the perfect grandfather. 7/10


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