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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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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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In "The Ledge", Cressner flips through a magazine on the coffee table. That magazine is the July 1976 issue of "Penthouse", which featured the short story the segment was based on. See more »

Goofs

The mysterious man's wet, muddy boots leave footprints after he walks out of the closet. But they never made footprints leading into the closet. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat's Eye
Written by Jacques Morali (as J. Morali), Fred Zarr (as F. Zarr) and Bruce Vilanch (as B. Valanch)
Sung by Ray Stephens (as Ray Stevens)
Produced by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo
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A surprisingly good adaptation of Stephen King.
29 December 1998 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A movie divided into three parts, each separate story linked by the passage of a cat through it. The first two parts (Quitters' Incorporated and The Ledge) are well done adaptations of two short stories that are amongst Stephen King's best writing. Admittedly, they read better (you can find them both in the Night Shift collection) because a lot has to do with what the characters are thinking, which you can't really do on screen. However, they come about as close as possible here. The third part of the movie, I think is written specifically for the movie and wraps things up nicely. Well worth seeing.


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