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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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Newest, brightest, happiest film of the year!

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Stewart recalled that he accepted the role of the grandfather because it was the only "family-friendly" script he had been offered. After the movie received poor reviews and flopped at the box office, he decided to semi-retire from acting. 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 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

A Rose Is Not A Rose
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Alice Faye
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I grew up with Lassie
2 January 2010 | by TheystillcallmebeeSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, this film came out at the time when families were really pulling apart and it seems that nobody wanted to sit with mom and dad and watch a family film. We grew up with a collie and, of course, what do you think her name was? I first saw this film on HBO and my good friend, a real hard core kind of person, was sitting with me bawling her eyes out! I have tons of Lassie movies and of course this was also added to my collection! I never get tired of Lassie, but then again, I grew up in the era of only three TV stations and we learned to appreciate what we had then. James Stewart did a fine job in this movie and because it was one of his last ones, of course I cherish it! Just watch it on a day you feel like crying; I guarantee it will bring the tears down your face....


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