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Cat's Eye (1985)

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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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The Stephen King short story "Sometimes They Come Back" (1991) was originally planned to be adapted as a segment in this movie, but Dino De Laurentiis felt the story was strong enough to have its own movie. See more »

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The troll has a sword with a wavy blade. At the end, when the father picks up the tiny sword, the blade is straight. 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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Every Breath You Take
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Very good
10 October 2010 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

One can complain about the third segment of Cat's Eye being far too different than the first two, but, heck, I enjoyed it anyway. The first segment has James Woods (awesome as always) as a guy who enters a special, intensive program to quit smoking. The motivation the program uses: if they catch you, they torture your family. It's quite gripping, but also has a wicked sense of humor. The second segment has Robert Hays (the star of Airplane!) as a tennis pro who, having stolen Kenneth McMillan's wife and money, is forced at gunpoint to walk all the way around a very high ledge on a building. If he makes it, McMillan says he'll let him live. This was probably my favorite segment. It's like if Harold Lloyd's Safety Last was a horror film. The final segment breaks away from realistic horror. It's very silly, but still quite entertaining. It has Drew Barrymore as a girl who is being stalked by a tiny troll. Only her cat (the one who owns the titular eyes, and who has a part in the first two tales, as well) can protect her. If the troll sounds familiar, it's because it was voiced by Frank Welker, who later used practically the same voice for Futurama's Nibbler. The cat is wonderful. The poor thing gets hurt in every segment, but it turns out to be probably the most heroic cat in film history!


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