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The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

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:
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Fritz (voice)
Reva Rose ...
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)
Jay Lawrence ...
(voice)
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(voice)
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(voice)
Carole Androsky ...
(voice) (as Carol Androsky)
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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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That cat is back! And it's a whole NEW trip with some fabulous new friends! Among the least of which are HENRY K., ADOLPH HITLER, General GEORGE S. PATTON and the future dictator of the United States (name withheld by popular request) See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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Release Date:

18 September 1974 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

As Nove Vidas do Gato Fritz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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: Look I don't know how you can run a business and not be able to cash this miserable pittance of a welfare check, is all.
Morris: [taking a pickle from his pickle jar] If I give you all my money, I will have nothing left to buy with.
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Soundtracks

Jumpback
Lyrics by Dave Palmer
Performed by Merry Clayton (uncredited)
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Gosh! What a Laugh!
10 December 2008 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This was a film which was so crude but so funny! It's super to have a change from animals to humans and it is very satirical about how folk in the southern areas of the states react to those of the northern states, and how persecuted one feels if they are just a little bit different from anyone. The animation was very impressive as it creates the environment of the where the characters live as indicated by the dodgy folk and dilapidated apartments of the USA. The film has a well composed, slick and catchy sound track which really gives this film a very arty and zooty name. And the highlight of this film was to show how many chances one gets in this precious life and how important the lessons are to us when we look back at them. If one sees this film in a DVD store, get it out and watch it! It's the satirical laugh!


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