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Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 12 April 1985 (USA)
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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$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 Sematary" in bed. See more »

Goofs

When Candy Clark is talking to Drew Barrymore in the kitchen, the boom mic shadow is visible on the door to the dining room. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Norris: [to the pigeon pecking at his ankle] You flying shit house!
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Soundtracks

96 Tears
Composed by Rudy Martinez (as R. Martinez)
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The North Orchestra and used under license from Coombe Music International - London
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An underrated Stephen King film that's in homage to "The Twilight Zone"
10 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Stephen King adapted two of his short stories and wrote the third into this screenplay of suspense. The first story concerns a man (James Woods) trying to quit smoking by signing up for a clinic. That clinic just happens to be run by the mafia and they literally mean quit smoking with a seriously tough employee (Alan King) behind it. Even if it means tampering with your family's lives. The second concerns an again tennis pro (Robert Hays) who takes on the game of his life after having an affair with a mobster who is a gambling addict. The third follows a cat trying to protect a little girl whose being terrorised by a little demon jester. The suspense is good. Alan King is very good as the seriously tough employee and Woods is always good.

The second is very good with a surprising twist at the end and the third is a take on of old fairy tales where good triumphs over evil.


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