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

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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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A Family Treasure
5 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been slowly introducing my children to the great Disney family movies of the 70's. They were a little hesitant to watch this movie stating, "Not another one of Dad's old movie favorites"! But time and time again, they find themselves laughing out loud and realizing why this and others (Snowball Express, Blackbeard's Ghost, Herbie Rides Again, Shaggy D.A.) are family classics. This one was extra special because it starred a lovable pussycat who happens to be, "From Outer Space." Oddly enough, our cat Aslan, watched this movie from start to finish. The kids all joked that it was, "his favorite movie." Our children need more movies like this one! Fun, light-hearted comedies with family-oriented values and an interesting storyline that stimulates the imagination.


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