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A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy... See full summary »

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A woman is kidnapped. While in captivity, she manages to send a message out with a wandering cat. The cat's owner calls the FBI. The FBI tries to follow the cat. Jealous boyfriends and nosy neighbours also get in the act. Written by Rob Brown <robbrown@tibalt.supernet.ab.ca>

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It takes a Siamese secret agent to unravel the PURR-fect crime! See more »

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Comedy | Thriller

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2 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Un gato del F.B.I.  »

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When Iggy first thinks that he and Dan stole $250,000 from the bank. Dan told him the amount is $160,000. Iggy then went to their gagged bankteller, Margaret Miller and ask her. After asking if it is $250,000, she shook her head no. Iggy then asked if it was $200,000 she shook her head no again. Then, when he asked, if it was $160,000, then she nodded her head yes. [Iggy threatened to hit Margaret Miller with a right hook, but Dan stopped him]. The amounts of Iggy first two guesses decreased 20% & 1/5 as a fraction. 80% & 4/5 of $250,000 is $200,000. 80% & 4/5 of $200,000 is $160,000. Iggy's first guess of $250,000 that was 100% (5/5) of what his first guess. Iggy's second guess: $200,000 is 4/5 of $250,000. $160,000 is 4/5 of $200,000. The fraction of the correct amount $160,000 is 16/25 = 4/5 x 4/5 & 64% = 80% x 80%, of Iggy's first guess. See more »

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At the drive-in, on Thursday evening, when D.C. is playing with the butterfly, for a brief moment you can see the fishing line holding it up, above D.C. See more »

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Zeke Kelso: [just after walking into drive-in] I bet you've got a lot of mice, in here.
Drive-in Manager: Sir, a mouse is no more permitted in here, than a man without a car.
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That Darn Cat!
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Slick, smoothly-done laugh-getter
23 February 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Sleuthing in suburbia--Walt Disney style--after a small town teller is kidnapped by two bank robbers. Not only does this comedy feature the least-objectionable performance by Dean Jones EVER, it also has Hayley Mills and Dorothy Provine as a wonderfully kooky pair of sisters AND a fantastic feline hero. This Siamese cat is just gorgeous, and it's a lot of fun watching the bumbling humans trying to tail him down alleys and city streets. The bad guys of the piece are also letter-perfect: threatening but not overbearing, just enough menace to make the kidnapped woman's scary predicament that much more real. I also loved the next door neighbors (a wacky Elsa Lanchester and William Demarest), Hayley's surfer-boyfriend named Canoe, and befuddled Ed Wynn as a jewelry salesman. Simply put, a wonderful modern-day caper for parents and kids. Puts the remake with Christina Ricci to shame. ***1/2 from ****


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