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Cat People (1982)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Horror  -  2 April 1982 (USA)
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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

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Irena Gallier (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Joe Creigh
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Bill Searle
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Storyline

The Cat People originated way back in time, when humans sacrificed their women to leopards, who mated with them. Cat People look similar to humans, but must mate with other Cat People before they transform into panthers. Irene Gallier was raised by adoptive parents and meets her older brother Paul for the first time since childhood. We follow brother and sister - who seem to be the only ones of their kind left. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

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An erotic fantasy for the animal in us all. See more »


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2 April 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La marca de la pantera  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 6,305,881 (Sweden)
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Trivia

The Irena Dubrovna Reed character played by Nastassja Kinski in this movie is the same character name played by Simone Simon in the original Cat People (1942). Simon was French whereas Kinski is German. See more »

Goofs

When Ed Begley, Jr.'s character is feeding the tigers, the horse meat bag goes from empty then to half full with the tiger grabbing at it. See more »

Quotes

Irena Gallier: I'm not like you.
Paul Gallier: That is the lie that will kill your lover.
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References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

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I'm a cat person...and I liked "Cat People"
26 May 2003 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Like Joe D'Amato's "Buried Alive," this remake of "Cat People" is technically a love story with a tough horror exterior. Both aspects of these genres fit quite well to create an unconventional entertainment. The movie gets especially high mileage out of two inspired leads--Nastassia Kinski as the young, attractive virgin (she also looks like a more predatory version of Isabella Rossellini); and Malcolm McDowell, who still glows with all the playful malevolence he brought to "A Clockwork Orange," as her brother, who morphs into a panther when sexually aroused. In spite of an ill-defined supporting cast, Paul Schrader's assured direction, the bizarre script (by "Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things" star Alan Ormsby), those lush New Orleans locations, and the chemistry between Kinski and McDowell keep "Cat People" afloat. It's a sexually charged horror story told with a straight face, and it works.

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