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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 9 June 1978 (USA)
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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This is the last Disney film to involve actor Hans Conried. The arguably best known role of his career was that of Captain Hook/George Darling in Peter Pan (1953). See more »

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In the early scenes, when Jake the cat is demonstrating the light-up collar's power to Frank, you can sometimes see the two thin power wires connected to the light up collar running along side of the cat. 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 WKRP in Cincinnati: Love Returns (1978) See more »

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Hey it's Disney, not Shakespeare!
13 June 1999 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

A spaceship makes an emergency landing on Earth and the pilot -a talking cat- run into spies, the army, Ken Berry and Sandy Duncan in his mission to get back home. Exciting for youngsters, if not as funny as the average Disney-comedy. A nice cast (with support from the likes of McLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan and Roddy McDowall) although Ken Berry has always seemed like the guy they get if Dean Jones has better things to do. Worth mentioning is it's great finale with some impressive stunts thousands of feet above the ground. Noted for being veteran Disney-director Norman Tokar's final film (he died the following year).


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