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A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

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Three horror-thriller tales revolve around a mysterious stray cat which is attempting to find a little girl in trouble. In "Quitters, Inc.": the cat is picked up by a shady New York "doctor" who uses experimental techniques to get people to quit smoking. His latest client is a man named Morrison, who learns he'll suffer some terrible consequences if he tries to cheat. In "The Ledge": the cat is picked up by Cressner, a shady Atlantic City millionaire who forces tennis pro Norris (his wife's lover), to walk a narrow ledge around his high-rise penthouse apartment. In "The General": the cat arrives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where it is found by Amanda, the young girl it has been sent to protect. What she needs protection from is a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board in her bedroom. Written by Matt Patay

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Through the eye of the cat, a twisted tail of macabre suspense from the author of CARRIE, The SHINING and THE DEAD ZONE. See more »


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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,000,000 (USA)
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References to other Stephen King works:
  • James Woods watches The Dead Zone (1983) and inquires, "Who writes this crap?"


  • The cat is chased by a St. Bernard, a reference to Cujo (1983).


  • The cat is almost run over by a red Plymouth Fury with a bumper sticker saying, "I am Christine," a reference to Christine (1983).


  • Amanda's mother is reading Stephen King's book "Pet Semetary" in bed.


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The last story takes place in Wilmington, North Carolina, but all the vehicle license plates are for Connecticut. See more »

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Sally Ann: Polly got in one good peck before that cat killed her. Good for Polly!
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Composed by Phil Medley and Bert Berns
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Black comedy at its best.
28 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

An adaption of three of Stephen King's short stories, the linking theme being a cat whose purpose later becomes apparent. The first story, 'Quitters Inc' (from the book 'Night Shift') involves the titular company who will go to extreme lengths to ensure their clients quit the weed. 'The Ledge' (also from 'Night Shift') concerns a risky walk around a tall building. Both these stories are entertaining and filled with excellent humor and strong characters.

By comparison the third story, which is the climax to the whole thing, is pretty slow and dull, the only real humor being provided by a miniature troll-like creature. But this anthology is worth seeing for the first two stories alone, which are masterpieces.


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