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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

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 ...
(voice)
Fred Smoot ...
(voice)
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 ...
(voice)
Joan Gerber ...
(voice)
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)  »

Also Known As:

As Nove Vidas do Gato Fritz  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Steve Krantz wanted Ralph Bakshi to do the sequel to Fritz the Cat (1972), and Bakshi didn't want to do it. He wanted to move on and do Heavy Traffic (1973). So, Krantz hired Robert Taylor to write and direct the sequel. See more »

Quotes

Fritz: [smoking a joint] Ahh, the beauty of cannabis.
[to Chita]
Fritz: Doesn't it fill you with joy? The unfettered exuberance, the lust for life? It makes you... wanna drop your phony inhibitions and love your fellow man? Or brother, maybe. Doesn't it? Huh? Don't you kind of see things more clearly, huh?
[Fritz shoves the joint into Chita's mouth]
Fritz: That's right. Take a good, long drag, sis. Now breathe in the smoke. Deep. It'll help clear your sinuses. Hmm?
[both giggle]
Chita: Hey, I feel light-headed. Will it really...
[...]
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Jumpback
Lyrics by Dave Palmer
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a dark twisted film
27 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is twisted and dirty. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Now to my review. I was fascinated by the idea of an R rated cartoon, and Fritz the cat seemed the obvious choice. The film begins with Fritz' wife harassing him about the state of his life. To escape the ranting, he lights up a joint and reminiscences how he came to lose many of his lives. The film ultimately shows that Fritz has no chance to improve his life, as every opportunity he gets he sees as another chance to have sex, smoke, cheat the system, and make an idiot of himself. some trippy scenes follow in this dark movie. I would not recommend this to the faint hearted, the violent scenes of murder and assassination are examples, but if you're looking for something different, give it a look.


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