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Kim Richards’ Best Movies: From Witch Mountain to Tuff Turf, She Made Her Mark Onscreen

Long before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kim Richards turned heads when movie cameras rolled.

By Joe Dziemianowicz
Kim Richards at the premiere Of "Race To Witch Mountain" at the El Capitan Theatre.

Kim Richards is indelibly linked to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Between 2010 to 2020 she appeared as a cast member or guest and struck deep chords with viewers because of her candidness and emotional struggles.

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Though Kim left the series in 2015, she continued to make the occasional appearance on the show over the years. And viewers can expect to see more of Kim when RHOBH returns for Season 13 on Oct. 25 at 8/7c on Bravo, according to a Page Six report.

Beyond reality TV, Kim is also famous for her acting career, which began on television when she was 6 years old. By age 11, Kim had graduated to the big screen. Here are Kim’s most notable films.

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Kim Richards’ Best Movies 

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Kim Richards as Tia Malone while filming the movie Escape to Witch Mountain.

Kim starred as Tia Malone, an orphan whose psychic abilities and mysterious past captures the attention of a conniving millionaire. Tia and her brother Tony (Ike Eisenmann), who has special gifts of his own, go on the run in this Disney sci-fi adventure with an out-of-this-world twist.

No Deposit, No Return (1976)

Kim showed what some kids will do for some Mommy time in the key role of Tracy. Plucky Tracy and her brother enlist two bumbling crooks to stage a kidnapping. The kids plot to use the ransom money to raise plane fare to join their mom in Hong Kong. Things don’t go as planned in this Disney comedy caper.

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The Car (1977)

The poster for this thriller about a homicidal automobile that appeared to drive itself was “Is it a phantom, a demon, or the devil himself?” In a bit of real-life casting, Kim and her sister Kyle Richards played sisters whose dad, a small-town sheriff portrayed by James Brolin, battles the evil vehicle.

Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

Kim Richards as Tia Malone in 'Return From Witch Mountain' in 1977 in Los Angeles, California.

Kim reprised the plum role of Tia Malone in this big-screen fantasy sequel. This time Tia and her brother are pursued by nefarious creeps who are determined to exploit the kids’ telekinetic and telepathic powers. Screen legend Bette Davis played one of the baddies.

Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)

Kim followed up her scary big-screen car clash with this TV movie about a family that unwittingly adopts a pooch and discovers that man’s best friend is their worst nightmare. Kim played the daughter, Bonnie, who gets caught up in the dark forces.  

Meatballs Part II (1984)

Anything and everything can happen at a summer camp. Kim played Cheryl, a brainy and naive camper who catches the eye of a guy nicknamed Flash.

Tuff Turf (1985)

In this edgy high school drama, Kim played Frankie, who’s torn between two guys who are played by James Spader and Paul Mones. Robert Downey Jr. co-starred.

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Kim Richards at the premiere Of "Race To Witch Mountain" at the El Capitan Theatre.

Kim popped up in a cameo role of a waitress in this chapter of the Witch Mountain franchise starring Dwayne Johnson. Kim’s role, a fun nod to the original movie, brought her big-screen career full circle a year before she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

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