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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  9 June 1978 (USA)
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A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has... See full summary »

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A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home. Written by LVJeff

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9 June 1978 (USA)  »

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O Gato que Veio do Espaço  »

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Harry Morgan plays an eccentric general and McLean Stevenson plays a harried doctor. In Harry Morgan's first appearance on M*A*S*H (1972), he played an eccentric general; McLean Stevenson was a regular in the role of the harried doctor in command of the 4077th. See more »

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Early in the film, Frank and Jake discuss procuring the bar of gold necessary to repair the ship. During the discussion, Jake says that he will need to reduce it while retaining all its properties. Later, when Jake reduces the gold to the size of a small pencil, Liz easily picks it up. If the "reduced" gold had retained all of its original properties as Jake said, it should have had the same mass as a bar of gold. See more »

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Dr. Elizabeth 'Liz' Bartlett: But I don't have a parachute!
Mr. Charlie Olympus: Then you have a problem.
Mr. Stallwood: But I don't have a parachute either!
Mr. Charlie Olympus: Then you have the same problem.
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They don't to make movies like this any more!
28 December 2005 | by (Trieste, Italy) – See all my reviews

I've watched this movie when I was a kid and loved it, now I'm 25 and I watched it again yesterday and loved it even more! OK, so it might be simplistic and naive, but it's good old-style Disney. OK, so the cat who comes from a Galaxy far far away looks exactly like an Earth cat, and speaks perfect English. So what? You can't spend 1 hour in a 1 and a half hour film showing the cat and the human trying to "understand each other" and a "universal translator" would be just as stupid. So forget that, accept it, and enjoy the story! Some of the funny stuff probably works better for kids then for adults, but it still makes you smile. The cat talks, but no stupid and ugly 3D/puppet moving mouth, just good old fashioned training and snacks behind camera to make him "act" perfectly! And he does: a close-up on his face and his stare makes you BELIEVE that he is talking. There are some goofs and some mistakes, sometimes you see a puppet-cat (for stunts!)which is obviously a puppet, but it's still a very enjoyable movie for all ages! I just wish they made more of these films now!


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