Movie Date: March 21, 1975
Well, here we are! You're Tony and you're Tia! - Ma'am. - Hello, Mrs Grindley. Such fine-looking children! I know you're anxious to see your room, but first, we have some forms to fill out, then we'll join the others for dinner, all right? Tia, what a pretty case! Well... It ain't nothing writing out those entry forms. Wait till she lays one of those enlightened punishments on you! "And after you watch the five o'clock news you can write a -word composition!" Brother! Tony, what should I put after "sports"? Put "spectator". Dumb pen's out of ink! I'm finished. You can use mine. Hey, I lost one just like this when I was coming into this barn! - Tia's had that since Christmas! - Sure she has! Give it back! Take it! Now, children, that wasn't so difficult, was it? No, ma'am. Now, Truck, I want you to wait for me in my office. We'll read this together. I keep forgetting what it feels like to sit down! I know how both of you must feel. Your foster parents are the only parents you remember, and now that they've passed away, you're just a little bit scared. - We loved them very much. - Yes, ma'am. We miss them. You only remember your adoptive name, "Malone"? Well, Tia was around three and I was five when the Malones adopted us. Did either of you ever receive a birthday card from a relative? Perhaps a phone call at Christmas? Maybe you've forgotten. Often, the most trivial thing is important. Tia... Were you remembering something? No, Mrs Grindley. I'm sorry. There's nothing to be sorry about, dear. You're out, Truck. Nobody can jump that high, Malone. You stood on something! You're just trying to rip me off. I was safe at third. There's something funny about this, and I'm gonna teach you a lesson! Tony! Cut it out, will ya? Tony, why did you do that? You don't think we're gonna get away with it, do you? You see? Tony, you promised me and I promised you we wouldn't do the kind of stuff you did with Truck. Remember when we thought it was all funny, like a game? And all the other kids thought we were freaks or witches. I know, Tia. We lost all our friends until we quit doing the spooky stuff. - You should have let Truck hit you. - Are you kidding? He's much bigger than me! Then you should have made it look like he won. I suppose. Tony, do you hear the dogs? No. How far? About miles. Big dogs. Six or seven. Yeah, I can hear them now. That's awful far, even for us. Why are we hearing them, Tony? I think it means we're gonna see 'em some day. If the bus is any later, we'll miss the beginning of the picture. - Yeah! - I'll see what's keeping them. Want to see something really neat? - That's my star case, Truck. - And you're his sister! Tony, please. Not another fight! It's your star case, Tia. He might smash it. Give it back to Tia now! - I'll fight you with one hand! - I'll fight you with none! The bus is here! Nice going, Winkie! Tony and Tia! What's taking you? Come on! Hurry up! Tony, across the street! The big car? What about it? Something's going to happen to it. There's a man. He mustn't get into that car! There he is! Come on! - Sir, don't get in that car! - It's no joke, sir! My sister, she gets these feelings. - You mustn't get in the car. - Please, sir! Children! You know the rules about leaving the group! - I'm terribly sorry, sir. - That's all right. I've changed my mind. I'd like to take a walk. - Pick me up by the park. - Yes, sir. - Are you all right?! - Yes, sir. The moon is moving into Aries. Friday, it will near the middle of the transit. The bottom line, Mr Meikeljohn! The bottom line, Mr Bolt, shows considerable indications of some advance towards your goals. House guru, do you concur? There are profound vibrations, Mr Bolt. Are there indeed? Vibrations. My moon in Aries. Mysterious words and phrases haven't added one cent to my fortune! Wealth is like flesh, it has to be nurtured and coddled! Ah, Mr Deranian! I'm sorry, Mr Bolt, but when you've heard my report, you will understand. I have found what you're looking for. Wait here a minute. I haven't had a chance to thank you. Was the man in front all right? Yes, but you knew he would be or you would have kept him out of the car. I suppose this sort of thing happens to you all the time, young lady? Knowing about things before they happen? The lunch bell. We have to go. Excuse me. Those two children that just left. I've been trying to think of their names. Tony Malone and his sister, Tia. A couple of weirdos! Suppose somebody else walked in? Everybody knocks. Pine Woods rules! Look. Maybe it happened when Winkie knocked it out of Truck's hands. Can you fix it? It's a map! - Stony Creek? - Misty Valley? It's funny, Tia. Every once in a while you get that look on your face, like you're remembering something. I kind of do, but then I forget again. It's not someplace big like a state or a country, but more like a road map - I just don't know where. When I can figure out where this place is, we'll go there. Tony, what were you drawing? It's where those dogs are. - They're barking now. - I know. I heard them, and then I began to visualise this castle. Tony, you can only visualise places we know something about! Or places we're gonna be at. I was drawing a place we're going to. Soon, Tony. We're going there soon and I'm afraid! Since the Malones lived in a village, it was easy to find people who knew the two children. These insights, these sixth sense incidents - the postman, the school teacher, the woman who lost her parakeet - how do I know these are not figments of your very fine imagination? I have sworn affidavits. People lie very easily. The very young can deceive the very wise. I'm not lying. If I'm in any way disappointed in this Tony and Tia, you are through here, Deranian. Yes. I understand. Then, bring them here. You say they have no family - well, now they do. You are their uncle, do you understand? Perfectly. Alter records. Forge documents. Provide proper papers. I will back you with every means at my disposal. Just bring me the children! There's no question, considering these documents your uncle has produced, that he has custody of you. The judge signed those papers just today. - Mr Deranian... - Uncle Lucas. - Better get used to it. - Uncle Lucas, did you tell Mrs Grindley about the first time we saw you? Yes, he did. The day the tow truck ran into your uncle's car. That was a lucky day for all of us! You see, Tia, you look so much like Mr Deranian's sister that he's convinced you both are her children. My sister, your mother, died six years ago. If you have any doubts, I can show you these documents that prove he is your Uncle Lucas. I won't have to leave Winkie, will I? He's very smart, and he knows how to deal with dogs. Did I mention dogs? Well, thank you very much, Mrs Grindley. I'll see you out, Mr Deranian. Children, don't forget your coats. Do you have any feelings about this Mr Deranian? Only that he isn't our uncle. Must we leave, Tony? That's what these papers mean. We haven't got a choice. It's all right, Lorko. I'm just bringing through the children. I'm sorry, sir, but I'm allergic to cats. Let us through. Those are the dogs we heard. - There's the mansion. - It's just the way you drew it! Uncle Lucas, what's "Ex-anthus"? It's "Zanthus", Tony. Mr Bolt calls his house "Xanthus". Who's Mr Bolt? He's my employer. And your host. I have spacious apartments here, and thanks to Mr Bolt's generosity, they've been enlarged and redecorated to accommodate the two of you. So this is your long-lost family! You've a very beautiful niece, Deranian, and a most attractive nephew. You are Tony and you are Tia! Here! Our favourite flavours! Vanilla and strawberry! - Thank you! - You're welcome. After that long drive, I'm sure you'd like to see your new quarters. Come with me. Wow! It's beautiful! - Isn't it cute? - I must be dreaming! Tony, look at that! Hey, look! Oh, wow! Look at these dolls and stuffed animals! Hey, Tony! - When this is completed... - There's more? Yes! We haven't had time to install the carousel or the gymnasium. The tennis court is being resurfaced. Your riding lessons start tomorrow. - Oh, wow! - We love horses! I forgot! Winkie's private quarters. I think he likes it! They're really great. - You still have school work. - Your tutors arrive next week. Where are the others? - Other kids? - Neighbours, I mean. There are no neighbours. Look out of the window. Go on. Look as far as you can see. Mr Bolt owns everything in sight. Well, I could see the sky. I saddled him myself because this is your first time out. Always mount a horse on his left side because... Tia, you'd better pay attention or you'll be sorry. That horse over there... Thunderhead's never been broke. I don't envy anyone who tries! It should be ladies first, but show Tia how easy it is. A little filly the size of your sister can get scared. Thunderhead, that's not nice! My name's Tia. I want to be your friend, all right, Thunderhead? Tia, stay away from him! Hold on! Good boy! I've never seen this in all my life! Tia! Come here. Why don't you try it without your harmonica? I forget how. Come to think of it, you can do a lot of things I can't, like working locks, and the way you can talk to me without moving your mouth. Maybe it's because you're a girl. That's the most incredible thing I've ever seen! Thank you. I'm having more hidden cameras installed, and as soon as I have enough evidence, I'll show the tapes to the children. Good. If that doesn't put them on my team, we'll have to resort to cruder methods. Tia? Tia! Tia, what's the matter? Oh, everything. And nothing. I mean, maybe it's because we've gotten everything we've ever wanted, more, even. I don't know. It doesn't leave us anything to wish for, is that it? I think so. Tony, we've got to get out of here before it's too late. Please! - What do you see? - Mr Bolt, and he's mean. He's never going to let us go, Tony. You're not always right about things like this, and I think this time... Well, this time... You're right. I've enjoyed this. Tony, Tia, we should arrange it so that you dine with me more often! Thank you, Mr Bolt. There's fine, stimulating conversation. However, let us dispense with the kid gloves and admit that you're two remarkable children! I really don't think you... I don't care what you think! If these youngsters are psychic, they've begun to see through us by now! Don't lay all... You have power! I've seen it, though I don't mean to ridicule those gifts of yours as others do. - I revere them. Do you believe me? - What power do you mean? He knows, Tony. He knows all about us! What do you mean, Mr Bolt? What you did with Thunderhead and the marionettes, and the dozens of things I've seen on my TV console. I want to be able to understand these powers, but I need your help. You can make it possible! You could walk across a field and tell where there's oil beneath it! You could foresee revolution, disaster! Please, Mr Bolt, you're too excited. You're going to make yourself sick! You should go right to bed, sir. Yes. Yes, I will. Anything. Anything in this world you ask me for, I'll bring you. Just never leave me! Not another word. Into bed. Uncle Lucas, you look like you could use some extra sleep yourself. You heard what he said. He wants to learn all the things we know! We couldn't teach him, even if we wanted to! We don't know why we do all these things. We don't know how it all started. Tony, we've got to get out of here, please! But to what, Tia? Where do we go? Not to mention how? The map. - Mr Bolt. - Listen! Don't lay all your cards on the table! They're cunning. I don't know the full extent of their power. Here they could escape, but the chalet is an island in the sea of blinding snow. They'll never escape from there! Nutty as a fruitcake! You see? We have to get out of here! I know, but there's that high fence and the guards and... Children... ...finish your ice-creams and I'll show you to your bedrooms. He's coming. Come on! So far so good. Come on! Those dogs will ruin all my plans! What do you mean it's too late?! - Now! - Dogs, stay! Stay! Good dogs! There's some very bad men after us. Go get 'em! There's still the main gate. They're not gonna stop chasing us. Call Thunderhead. Thunderhead, remember what I told you? We're at the gate now. - Lorko's on that lever! - I'll help! Winkie! Winkie! Find them! I don't care how! Chase 'em on a magic carpet if you have to, but I want those kids back! They rode out of here! They're quite a challenge. I will not rest until I get those children back and neither will you! I'm a vengeful man, Deranian. I don't make idle threats! Find them! You'll be all right here, big fella. Thank you, Thunderhead. We'll miss you, Thunderhead. Those sirens are for us. We gotta keep moving. Come on! They're getting closer. Looks like you're taking a mighty long trip, friend. Yeah, I figured to drive all over the United States. Well, a covered wagon pulling out of St Joe didn't take near as much supplies as you got here, Mr O'Day! You're sure one well-informed man, aren't ya? Now, could you hand me that without straining yourself, or are you tuckered out from sticking your nose in my affairs? We're looking for two children. A boy and a girl. Runaways. If I saw 'em, I'd let 'em keep running, as long as they're going opposite to where I'm headed! What do you know about that? A drifter, huh? You're a friendly little fella, aren't ya? I got some canned tuna for you! Hey! What are you doing here in my...? When I was loading supplies, they were looking for two kids. A boy and a girl! You two! Let's get one thing straight here and now! I ain't no bus line, and I ain't partial to hitchhikers! And I don't like kids! And I'm a mean, impatient, selfish man, so get on your way! Out! Come on! Out! On your way! Wait a minute. It ain't right for no human being to go hungry. I'll make you some breakfast before you go. Don't get any ideas. I got no patience with kids, especially runaways! It's just the opposite, sir! We're trying to find where home is. Excuse me, but did you see a black cat? Oh, yeah. Yours, huh? Well, she's around somewhere. Go on down to the water and clean yourselves off. He just likes to bellow a lot. He's not really mean. You got to be kidding! Sorry, sir, no sign of'em. A grocer loaded up a camper around the time the kids got away. - They may have hidden in there. - Did anyone spot a camper? I let one go through. The driver was alone, a big fella, older guy, zip-up jacket, fair hair? That's the one. He was in a recreation vehicle, heading north on Highway L . All right. North on Highway L . Now get out an APB on an RV heading north on L . You see, Mr O'Day, we don't expect to find our real parents, - but maybe someone who knew them. - And can explain things to us. And we gotta make sure Mr Bolt and Deranian don't catch us. Well, maybe that's the truth and maybe it ain't, but I'm not gonna complicate things. I'm gonna be on my way. What did I do with my keys? I know I had 'em in my pock... - I must have lost 'em out there. - You should have a spare key, sir. I know that, young lady. I am not a losing man, at least not till you showed up! Do you know a place called Stony Creek? Stony Creek? Yes, there's good fishing there. If we get the motor started... and clean up the back section, will you take us there? Oh, so that's it? You're nothing but a conniving pair of undersized land pirates! You swiped my keys to make sure you'd get a ride! Give me my keys. Sir, the engine will start now. All right. You go back there and clean up. Make everything ship-shape. I'll see that you get to Stony Creek. You just remembered something! It has something to do with the ocean. Come on! Go on back. Clean up. Let's get on the way! Sure is a nice day! Not with the prices you're charging for gas! Keep still. This fella's acting mighty peculiar. - Nobody could know we're with you. - Maybe not. You'll be out of my hair by tomorrow once we get to Stony Creek. - How much? - Ten dollars even. Ten. There you are. Mr O'Day, I think you bought too much. Winkie can't drink four quarts of milk between now and tomorrow! If you weren't joshing me about Aristotle Bolt being after you, we might be together longer than we planned. He's a powerful man, too power... Motorcycle cop! That attendant at the gas station! You won't get in trouble, will you? It's not me he's after! On second thoughts, I might not drop you off too soon. I might get an honest day's work out of you! Take you fishing! Deep sea fishing. Pit you against half a ton of blue marlin! Tia, what are you thinking about? About before. It had to do with fishing. - With Daddy Malone? - No... But we were on a boat. A trawler... ...like Daddy Malone had. That's all I remember. Every lawman in the county is probably looking for this camper. Here you are. Hot chocolate. Thank you. What's that you have there? My star case. Look at what we found in the secret compartment. - You see where Stony Creek is? - Yes. There's a path that leads away from it up into some mountains. We think maybe that's where we come from, somewhere in those mountains. No, I don't think it was that way. Not exactly. - There was an accident. - Well, go on! I... It's gone. - What kind of an accident? - I don't know. - In a car? - No. On the ocean. And someone helped me save my star case. - Well, who? - Whoever put the map in the case hid it so well, it took you all these years to find it. That's right, Mr O'Day. Why would anybody do that? I don't know. Maybe... Maybe waiting for you to get old enough to do something about it. - Like now! - Very peculiar, huh? I wonder... I wonder how I'd handle you kids if you were mine? Maybe that's why I never married! But, Mr O'Day, you were married. What? A long time ago. She was so pretty! And you had a little house. Yeah! I can see it! It was white, with yellow shutters. There was a big elm branch over the whole roof. Tony knows about people. He can see places they've been. What else? Your wife died a few months after you were married. You were so sad. You swore you'd never give your love to another woman or to anyone, and you never have. I'm sorry, Mr O'Day. The name's Jason! You know so much about me, you might as well use it. Jason, you understand? I like the name Jason. We didn't mean to make you sad, Jason. Well, come on! Are we gonna dawdle here all night? Let's clean up here and get some sack time in. We'll pull out of here a couple of hours before sun-up. They're going to Longview, do you understand? Mr Deranian, $ reward speaks mighty clear in these parts. You can count on me! - Yes, I'll do that, Sheriff. - It's been a pleasure! A real pleasure! Ubermann! Over there. This time, no mistake. Now, listen close. We're coming into Longview. My brother's house is two miles outside of town, up the north road. His name is Hiram O'Day. There's a car behind us, Jason! In Longview, I'll find a place to make a fast turn and a quick stop. You two jump out the side door and hide. You got that? Sure, Jason. You watch Winkie. Yeah, I'll keep going. If luck is with us, Deranian and his pal will follow me. You wait till he gets past. Then we'll head for your brother's house. Hiram O'Day. Don't lose him. Well, now! Welcome to Longview! . a.m. OK, let's have your names. - Tony Castaway. - Tia Casta... "Castaway"? That's no name, it's a word. Your legal name is "Malone" and don't kid me about that. I think I'll let you see what lying to the law will get ya! Come on. In you go. Tony, I've been thinking about why we said our name was "Castaway". It might have something to do with us speaking another language when the Malones took us in. Another language? That's why we didn't talk. You mean, we had to learn English? We spoke a funny kind of language. - Uncle Bene spoke it to us. - Who's Uncle Bene? - I think he died. Drowned. - What did he look like? He had white hair... We don't want no panic. Well, Mr Deranian's on his way. I'll be home if you need me. We've got to think of something fast! Hey, Tony, look! Tony, that bear looks so unhappy! Tia, we need my harmonica. Now, open the cell door. When I get the star case, you run to the edge of the woods. After I've freed the bear. How can we get any place with a big bear?! - He's counting on me! - But this is an emergency! We have to get past the sheriff. Why don't you think about that? Get off me! I hope we don't have to pass a zoo before we get where we're going! I know what I saw, and I say there's only one explanation! Those two kids are witches and they're from Witch Mountain! Arm yourselves and divvy up into hunting groups! What you gonna do? Chase 'em all the way to Witch Mountain? We'll stop 'em before they get there. Now, listen close and I'll give you the areas to cover. Those look like hunting parties. They got away, but we know what they are - evil itself! - We got to catch 'em! - They're from Witch Mountain! We need more ammunition. We'll get 'em, Mr Deranian. They've really got blood in their eyes. There's no use trying to reason with them now. Security. This is Deranian. I want a complete check on a Jason O'Day. Tia, I know how you feel about the bear, and I think he's real neat, too, but a lot of people are gonna be looking for us, and he'll be safer on his own. Anyway, they might shoot him just for the sport of it. Look! He'll be safe there until tonight. - He can move on when it's dark. - You're right. I'll talk to him. You be a good bear and wait in that cave. We don't want anything to happen to you. Tony, his feelings were hurt. Watch it! Jason! Hunters are everywhere! They think you're witches! My brother ain't home, but I'll get you some food and you can rest. There's a brother. Hiram O'Day. Cayhill, just north of Longview. We can be there in minutes. I still can't figure out why we both came up with a name like "Castaway". I noticed that you two are very smart for your years. Do you know what a castaway is? Sure. It's like being shipwrecked and left on a desert island. I just remembered. "Castaway" is the name of someone we have to see. That's funny. I just remembered the same thing! Suppose you two are castaways? Then it would fit things Tia's been remembering! - Uh-huh. - We were in some kind of wreck. - And we were in the sea! - You mean like a boat sinking? I guess, but if it was a boat, I don't remember where it came from. We had an uncle. Uncle Bene. He kept us afloat and then he drowned. For a long time, we didn't understand anything anyone said. You must have come from another country. We won't know everything till we get to the mountains above Stony Creek. - Like it shows on the map. - Witch Mountain. Hiram mentioned that place to me in his letters. He said some strangers settled there, they kept to themselves, and nobody ever knew where they came from. You think they might be your people? They must be! Security. Have you notified Mr Bolt of our destination? Then do so. We just heard from Mr Deranian, sir. He's on his way to a Mr Hiram O'Day's cabin, north of Longview. Don't just sit here! Get going! When Hiram gets home, he's gonna find his cupboard is bare! Come on. The camper's out the back. Tia! Can you hear me? We need another favour. - Come on! - Tia! There's no way we can get by 'em without their seeing us. I remember more. It wasn't just Uncle Bene who died in the ocean. A lot of other people died, too. And those people that live here in these mountains, all of us came from the same country, but on different ships. You mean, yours sank and the others made it to port? But, Tony, it wasn't a country. It was a place! Yeah. A place that isn't there any more! Castaways? That's why my people call themselves that! And this was the emblem for where we used to live! Two stars? I don't know no place named that. - It wasn't called that. - No... Two stars... because our world had two suns! Double stars! Another planet! A whole other solar system! Then it wasn't a boat... ...it was a spaceship. Our planet was dying. The only industry left was the manufacturing of spaceships. Like ours. We had to find another planet to live on. Then the other ships in your cluster landed here in these mountains, and yours didn't make it? I think we might be the only ones in our spaceship to have survived. We lost them again. We're going south on Highway . Why don't you search the north? Not too many people around, are there? "Misty Valley Cooperative"? This is it. Maybe they've gone out to lunch. We'll wait. Are you the Longview bunch chasing after those two witch kids? That's right. I'm Cort. Are you putting up the reward? That's right, except it's now $ . But there's a catch. I want those two children alive. I don't care about the old man. They were in a camper headed this way. - Sounds good, friend. - Any idea where to look for them? Well, they're not around here. Maybe the next town up the line? Stony Creek. Stony Creek? We're changing course now. They've sure had time enough for a lunch break. It has something to do with the phone book! Let me have another look at that map. Misty Valley Cooperative. I was calling the Castaway family and I was wondering if... Were you looking for Mr Castaway? Yes! Watch it! Here comes Deranian! - Is this Tony? - Yes. - Is Tia with you? - Yes. Who is this? Thank the stars! We've been searching for you for years! Listen carefully. Everything must time out. Take the back door and go to Mr O'Day's camper. Children, we want to make sure Mr Deranian doesn't lose you. We have a plan that will stop them pursuing you again. Come on! Everything's all right. You've got a funny idea of what's all right! Maybe Bolt can spot the RV from the helicopter. Men! Come on! We've got a fix on them, sir. Robertson Canyon, headed north. How can he lose us in that monster he's driving? Close in on them! He's not exactly crawling. They're getting closer, Tony! Good driving, Al! How did we wind up here? Let's get out. Very ingenious! But remember we want Deranian to see what's coming up. I don't understand, sir. We have something planned that will convince Deranian and Bolt that you're both out of their reach for ever. Deranian, I've spotted a route that will let you cut ahead of them. It's the second turn on the left. I'll signal the others not to follow you. - Repeat, not. - Understood. - I don't believe it! - It's what you call levitation. That ain't what I call it! You two got powers beyond belief! We're not doing this. This is something too powerful for us to do. Somebody else is making this happen. That thing's flying upside down! That's impossible! That kind of vehicle can't fly upside down. It's not supposed to fly at all! They're not upside down, WE are! The voice says we should get out here and wait. We'll never forget you, Jason. Would you take care of Winkie? Oh, no, Tia. Winkie's your cat. It wouldn't be right for her to be with anybody else. It would make us happy. It sure would, and Winkie would like it, too. Maybe we ought to ask Winkie how she feels about that. Winkie... ...how do you feel about going around with a crusty old man? Look... ...if you don't mind, I'd like to plan on remembering you two... ...as if you were my kids. The kids I never had. Uncle Bene! You all did so well! Congratulations, Jason O'Day! You're a man of courage and compassion. We thought you'd drowned. Well, if you know exactly what to say to a shark, he can be very accommodating! Tia, you never forgot. You didn't lose the star case. We only found the map a few days ago. I knew when you were old enough to understand it, you'd find it. It's good to know that there are earthmen such as you, Mr O'Day. If the stars are willing, perhaps the other children who survived will find men equally as kind. - There are more? - Yes. All with star cases and maps. So far, only Tia and Tony have found the way. Now that I know what to keep my eyes peeled for, perhaps I could spot some of these kids and bring them here. Deranian's car. I'll have to attend to Bolt's helicopter. Stay and watch. You'll see how we came into this world of yours! What?! Stop this thing! I'm all right! Where are the children? I should have known there was more than ESP with those two! Well, they're home now.