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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 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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In reality, Sandy Duncan is allergic to cats. See more »

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When Jake is about to convert the gold bar, we first see him seated in the middle of the couch, 'concentrating' on the bar in front of him...when the military bursts in to the apartment, the shot is wider, and we can clearly see that Jake is not on the couch, but it then immediately cuts to a shot of him on the couch again. 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 Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) See more »

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My memories of The Cat From Outer Space.
29 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite childhood movies. (Another was a movie about a robotic dog named C.H.O.M.P.S. another great family movie.) I am 33 now but was 6 years old at the time when this movie first aired. I remember watching The Cat From Outer Space back home on my parents big wooden Zenith console TV set. (Yeah those were the thing to have back then… That was a time where there weren't any VCR's or cell phones. There certainly weren't any DVD's or flat screen TV's.. In fact the only flat screen I remember was the super 8 motion picture roll up screen my dad dragged out into the living room when we wanted to play the silent 8 mm motion picture movies we took of our vacations… Ahh yester-year.) For years I had this stuffed cat (that kind of looked like Jake). I also had this toy plastic ring toss set. I used one of the rings from the set and it fit perfectly on the stuff cat I had. For years (as a child) I was able to play The Cat From Outer Space at home with my home made figure to represent Jake. This movie has stood out for me since I first saw it as a child and now today I still look back on those years with fond memories. This movie is definitely a charming lighthearted tale (or should I say tail) and I certainly recommend it for the young and adult alike.. It's a movie that all can watch, love and enjoy. It's a movie that also has some of the actors that were big at that time.. Sandy Duncan, Roddy McDowall.. To name a few were big stars at that time… Their acting is timeless in this movie classic. OK So if you like family movies and have a soft spot for fun and youth in your heart… Get the kids together (or just pretend you're a kid again yourself) and have a great time watching, The Cat From Outer Space.

Rob..

NYC


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