Escape to Witch Mountain (1995)

Director
Peter Rader

Main cast
Robert Vaughn; Elisabeth Moss; Erik von Detten; Sam Horrigan; Lynne Moody

Genres
Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Description
The tale of two orphan twins with special powers who go looking for their origins. The two are hindered by an avaricious tycoon who only wants to exploit their abilities.


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