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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)
Reva Rose ...
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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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: War is hell!
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References The Gilded Lily (1935) See more »

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In My Next Life
Lyrics by Dave Palmer
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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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