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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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Andy Fickman

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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, regenerated ex-con Jack Bruno works as a taxi driver. During a UFO Convention at Planet Hollywood, the skeptical Jack picks up Dr. Alex Friedman, who will present a scientific lecture at the event. Then he is pressed by two henchmen of his former boss, the criminal Wolff, who 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 say 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 near Las Vegas and chases 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 "Syphon", a killer from outer space sent to kill them by their planet's military that wants to invade Earth. Sara and Seth explain ... 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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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$67,172,594

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,387,141
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Color:

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Near the beginning of the film, a triforce symbol from The Legend of Zelda game franchise is seen on Seth's tracking device. This symbol can also be seen as Seth pilots the ship later in the movie See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Bruno: You do know how to fly this thing, right?
Seth: How did you think we got here?
Jack Bruno: Well, you crashed, remember?
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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 »


Soundtracks

Breakers
Written by Randy Dunham and Corri English
Produced by Jamie Houston
Performed by Brokedown Cadillac
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User Reviews

 
Good family movie
14 March 2009 | by ladystorm282001See all my reviews

I don't see why some people say that they don't like this movie. I thought it was a very good family oriented movie. It had a great blend of comedy and action and I found it very refreshing.

I love the Rock and I think he does very well in these types of movies. I love the old Witch Mountain movies and wasn't sure at first about this one but it was different enough to be well liked by those who have watched the old ones and enough action to get the younger crowd. I also love Ciran Hinds and even though he was playing the bad guy in this movie it was nice to see him in a role that had him in most of the movie instead of bit parts, he is a great actor and I hope he gets some larger roles in the future.

Over all a nice family movie.


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