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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

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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cat | ufo | talking cat | alien | collar | See All (126) »

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Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna? See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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9 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Le chat qui vient de l'espace  »

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Jake's actual name is Zunar J5 Zoric 9/49. See more »

Goofs

Stallwood (Roddy Mc Dowall) films the house using an 8mm cine camera. Although he might have been able to take it to a laboratory that could process it the same day, when the film is being projected an Academy trailer has been spliced onto the end of the film, which isn't used on 8mm film. See more »

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Jake - voice: My name is Zunar J 5 Slash 9 Doric 4 7.
Frank: Uh, Z-Zunar...
Jake - voice: ...Let's just stick with 'Jake', okay?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Talking Cat!?! (2016) See more »

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Abbysin-sational!
20 March 2004 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie that I ever *remember* seeing. It stands out in my mind (and yes probably has clouded my viewing judgement for years) because it was the first film to ever feature the mode of moggy that has been my constant companion for over 25 years - The Abbysinian. An Abby was the perfect cat to play Zunar-J5/9-Doric-47 (or Jake for the non fanatics out there). Being three years old and the proud owner of one of the first Abbys in Australia - I remember for days after putting different collars on my very patient cat Tawney and begging him to talk to me. He obviously didn't, and it broke my little heart, but what he couldn't express verbally he more than made up for with his smooches and furry nudges. Ok the Film never won an Oscar, it was a Disney Kid flick, but as kid flicks go - it was all right. And lets face it - I can't be all bad, McLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan AND Roddy McDowell! Now if I could just find out who did the voice of Jake!


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