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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

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Fritz (voice)
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Fritz' Old Lady (voice)
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Many voices (voice)
Robert Ridgely ...
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Dick Whittington ...
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Luke Walker ...
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Peter Leeds ...
Juan / Various Characters (voice)
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Chita (Juan's Sister) (voice)
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Joan Gerber ...
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Jay Lawrence ...
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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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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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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: [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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Connections

References Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Jumpback
Lyrics by Dave Palmer
Performed by Merry Clayton (uncredited)
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19 April 2000 | by (Lisle, IL) – See all my reviews

I watched this puppy baked last night. I felt like the loser at a game of chicken, daring each scene to be more twisted and vile then the last, and being ultimately pulled down and run over by a movie that actually dared to go farther then me. Put this 70's blaxploitation, hitler, porno, acid-fest cartoon on the shelf between Meet The Feebles and Story Of Ricky. This movie has all the things to needed to be great after a bong session including an unfollowable plot, and deja vy. Put this genuinely bizarre freakshow of a movie on for someone who's never seen it and tell them that it's Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. As is this movie is equally neuroticly addictive. If you enjoy way way off beat humor that's just on the border line of a buzz killer bad bake find this. Some might view it as racist (which it probably is) but we all need to laugh at ourselves. The less you know about this movie the better it will be baked. Kind of reminds me of a cartoon version of Street Trash.


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