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Lily C.A.T. (1987)

Video  -  Animation | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1 September 1987 (Japan)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arihiro Hase ...
Hiro (voice)
Masako Katsuki ...
Nancy (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Mike (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ...
Dick (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Walt (voice)
Eiko Yamada ...
Dorothy (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Carolyn (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ...
Morgan (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
Mead (voice)
Kazuyuki Sogabe ...
Watts (voice)
Mitsuo Iwata ...
Jimmy (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Guy (voice)
Tooru Oohira ...
Dular (voice)
Hiro (voice)
Julie Maddalena ...
Nancy (voice) (as Julie Maddmelena)


A captain and his crew travel across the universe in a ship that can travel for 20 years while the crew will age only 1 year. Soon the crew realizes that a criminal is onboard who is hoping to escape civilization. The crew must find who the criminal is, and find the source of a deadly virus that is destroying them one by one. Written by Anonymous

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I, too, loved this movie
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, too, loved this movie. Like the other reviewers, I first saw it on the Sci-Fi Channel's Anime Week's ROBOT CARNIVAL. Lily C.A.T., whose plot is directly lifted from James Cameron's Alien, is about the crew of an STL, (Slower-than-light,) starship, who age one year for every 20 years they're in space. The crew is told that there's a prisoner on board by Detective Dick Berry, who's come aboard to return an escaped criminal to Earth to face justice. Then there's a mysterious virus that's killing the crew. The ships captain asks Dick Berry if he's sure he wants to return the criminal to Earth for trial since it will be 20 years before they return to Earth, and all the witnesses will be either old or dead. H E R E B E S P O I L E R S The captain tells Dick Berry that they're all over a hundred years old though they look like they're much younger. Finally, Berry agrees with the captain that it's not worth it. Lily, one of the crewmembers' pet cat, is actually the source of the virus. It's Lily C.A.T., the ultimate biological weapon. Lily C.A.T. starts killing the rest of the crew. Finally, Captain Hamilton, tells Berry to save himself and his prisoner and says that there's a planet nearby and that they should leave before Lily C.A.T. finds them. He provides them with a means of escape, (an obsolete space shuttle that he'd kept as a souvenir.) and orders them off the ship. Lily C.A.T. senses that they're trying to escape, and goes after them. They finally and escape, and presumably land on the planet. That's where it ended.

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