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Race to Witch Mountain (2009). "Don't go into the pimped out fridge, Jack."

Join us for this week's episode "Race to Witch Mountain". We talk UFO hot docs, brother and sister power, instant car repair, the old switcheroo, felons needing a pardon and why you never get involved in one of your fares. Does this movie have us with the pedal to the metal or are we braking to a halt? Find out now!

 

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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 that they traveled to Earth to collect scientific data of an experiment and save Earth from invasion, but they need to return immediately to their planet. Jack teams up with Dr. Alex to retrieve their spacecraft in a secret base in Witch Mountain.


Directors: Andy Fickman


Writers: Matt Lopez, Mark Bomback & Alexander Key


Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig and Ciaran Hinds


Awards: Nominee : Actor in Film : Cheech Martin


Film Budget: $65,000,000

Gross Worldwide: $106,387,141

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Really no "songs" in this movie but here are a few samples from the score.






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It's a Race to Find the Best Fun Facts

  1. The number of Jack's taxi is 1975, shown at the rear right bumper. This is the year Escape to Witch Mountain (1975) was released.

  2. Seth's abilities are similar to those of Marvel Comics' character The Vision. Both characters can manipulate their own molecular density. Seth cannot project any energy beams.

  3. According to several Disney fans theory pages, Anthony and Tina are Tony and Tia who returned to earth, sometime after the events of Return from Witch Mountain (1978), to assist wayward space travelers who inadvertently ended up on Earth. And as for why they didn't use their powers, is because they didn't want to risk blowing their cover with so many feds running around.

  4. At the beginning of the movie, a newspaper cutting is shown with names of Nick Pope and the Rendelsham Forest incident on it.

  5. The taxi used in many of the scenes is a ford crown victoria 2006, you see that specially in close ups because the grill is black and there is no chrome in the car.the black grill was used between 2006-2008, the last years of the car in the market.

 

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You can check out the rock and crew right here on Disney+

https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/race-to-witch-mountain/562vJK3ASSGl


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