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The Cat from Outer Space -- An extraterrestrial cat crash-lands his spaceship on Earth.


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Release Date:
9 June 1978 (USA) See more »
Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna? See more »
A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Abbysin-sational! See more (26 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ken Berry ... Frank

Sandy Duncan ... Liz

Harry Morgan ... General Stilton

Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Stallwood

McLean Stevenson ... Link

Jesse White ... Earnest Ernie

Alan Young ... Dr. Wenger

Hans Conried ... Dr. Heffel

Ronnie Schell ... Jake - voice / Sgt. Duffy

James Hampton ... Capt. Anderson
Howard Platt ... Col. Woodruff (as Howard T. Platt)

William Prince ... Mr. Olympus
Ralph Manza ... Weasel
Tom Pedi ... Honest Harry

Hank Jones ... Officer

Rick Hurst ... Dydee Guard
John Alderson ... Mr. Smith
Tiger Joe Marsh ... Omar
Arnold Soboloff ... NASA Executive
Mel Carter ... 1st Soldier

Dal McKennon ... Farmer (as Dallas McKennon)
Alice Backes ... Farmer's Wife
Henry Slate ... Sandwich Man
Roger Pancake ... Red
Roger Price ... 1st E.R.L. Expert

Jerry Fujikawa ... 2nd E.R.L. Expert
Jim Begg ... Dydee Driver
Peter Renaday ... Bailiff (as Pete Renaday)
Rickie Sorensen ... Technician (as Rick Sorensen)
Tom Jackman ... Army Engineer
Fred L. Whalen ... Sarasota Slim
Joseph G. Medalis ... Sucker (as Joe Medalis)

Gil Stratton ... 1st NASA Scientist
Jana Milo ... 2nd NASA Scientist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sorrell Booke ... Presiding Judge (uncredited)
Jackson Bostwick ... Additional Voices (uncredited)

Directed by
Norman Tokar 
Writing credits
Ted Key (written by)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... producer
Norman Tokar .... co-producer
Jan Williams .... associate producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Charles F. Wheeler (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cotton Warburton 
Art Direction by
E. Preston Ames  (as Preston Ames)
John B. Mansbridge 
Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett 
Makeup Department
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Production Management
John D. Bloss .... production manager (as John Bloss)
Christopher N. Seiter .... unit production manager (as Christopher Seiter)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Carroll .... second assistant director (as William Carroll)
Gene Sultan .... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli .... second unit director
Art Department
Eric A. Hulett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Bob McLing .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ben Hendricks .... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Bud Maffett .... sound mixer
Herb Taylor .... sound supervisor
George Fredrick .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Art Cruickshank .... special effects
Danny Lee .... special effects
Eustace Lycett .... special effects
Gary D'Amico .... special effects (uncredited)
Mike Edmonson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Harrison Ellenshaw .... matte artist (as P.S. Ellenshaw)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt player (as Gerald Brutsche)
Fred Dale .... stunt player
Bob Harris .... stunt player
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunt player
Carey Loftin .... stunt player
Regis Parton .... stunt player (as Reg Parton)
Walter Robles .... stunt player
Tom Steele .... stunt player
Jack Verbois .... stunt player
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Warlock)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rexford L. Metz .... photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Dan Delgado .... best boy (uncredited)
Peter McEvoy .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chuck Keehne .... costumes
Emily Sundby .... costumes
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Other crew
Gary Bertz .... pilot
Rudy Cowl .... animal trainer
Thomas H. Friedkin .... pilot (as Tom Friedkin)
James W. Gavin .... pilot (as Gavin James)
Frank L. Pine .... pilot (as Frank Pine)
Ross Reynolds .... pilot
Don Spinney .... animal trainer
Frank Tallman .... pilot
Crew believed to be complete

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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

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 »
Revealing mistakes: As the biplane first lifts off you can see the cable used to lift it.See more »
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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Abbysin-sational!, 20 March 2004
Author: Rimsey from Perth, Western Australia

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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