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The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

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Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skip Hinnant ...
Fritz (voice)
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Fritz' Old Lady (voice)
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Many voices (voice)
Robert Ridgely ...
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Fred Smoot ...
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Dick Whittington ...
(voice) (as 'Sweet' Dick Whittington)
Luke Walker ...
(voice)
Peter Leeds ...
Juan / Various Characters (voice)
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Chita (Juan's Sister) (voice)
Larry Moss ...
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Joan Gerber ...
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Jim Johnson ...
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Jay Lawrence ...
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Storyline

Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction. The drug-induced journeys he takes include spells as an astronaut, Hitler's psychiatrist, a courier travelling in hostile territory during a race war, and as a pupil of an Indian guru living in the sewers of New York. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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I've come a long way, Baby!

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Animation | Comedy

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18 September 1974 (Netherlands)  »

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As Nove Vidas do Gato Fritz  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Because of his involvement with Fritz the Cat (1972), several film books erroneously list Ralph Bakshi as the director of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", and many have come to believe that he actually directed the film. Bakshi expressed a dislike of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", stating that had Warner Bros. been allowed to make the changes they demanded in order to distribute Fritz the Cat (1972), the film would have turned out similar to "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat". "It would have been this cat that, once in a while, said something hip, and then falls in love with some girl and chases her all over town." See more »

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US Army Sergeant: How do these people expect to win a war when they're in a goddamn uniform?
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Animated Mindwarp- 101
17 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat is a movie, or something like it, that I got to see on night late on a Showtime channel, and when I started watching, it had the material that made me want to change the channel, and maybe not. There are many weird and surreal scenes, most involving sex and marijuana, some with racism (Hitler cat), some with unique and bizarre characters, and it connected as that while Fritz the cat tries to cash a welfare check he goes over the different deaths in his life, getting blown up, getting blown up in space, getting shot in the batoot, etc. At times it's too patched together, and makes no sense in the scene where funky 70's music plays while images from the days of black and white flash by and then images pass by like an amateur Kubrick ala 2001, but it oddly works for a mature audience (kids will be freaked out if they should for some chance watch this) on the levels on comedy and of being a all out stoner/druggie flick (most of you out there who watch this will eithe rgo wow or uggh). Very satirical, very strange. B+


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