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Cat Chaser (1989)

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A Miami hotel owner finds danger when be becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

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George Moran
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Mary DeBoya
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Jiggs Scully
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Nolen Tyner
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Rafi
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Jerry Shea
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Mario Prado (as Robert Escobar)
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Maid Lula
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Marilyn
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An American veteran (Weller) of the Dominican Republic intervention (LBJ era) is running a hotel in Miami, and is trying to put the memories of the intervention behind him. He gets involved with a former Dominican Republic general's wife (McGillis). He then gets duped through a series of intricate plot twists into helping a group of people trying to rip the general off. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Passion. Greed. Murder. Tonight they pay. See more »

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20 October 1989 (Portugal)  »

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Kelly McGillis has cited the film as discouragement from pursuing acting. She hates the film and did not have a good experience during filming. See more »

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Flawed but interesting Abel Ferrara film
20 January 2002 | by (Western Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

It's no secret that "Cat Chaser" was taken away from director Abel Ferrara and slapped together by committee right around the time of the Vestron bankruptcy. Consequently, Ferrara has disavowed this film. But he shouldn't. While it has some murky plotting, no doubt due to the re-editing, it's quite an interesting, evocative adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel. Ferrara always impresses with his sharp direction, and the wonderful art direction really captures the feel of sleazy bars, motel rooms, and the Dominican Republic. Peter Weller is fine, Kelly McGillis is quite uninhibited in her numerous nude scenes, and it's fun to hear Charles Durning pronounce "toilet" as "tur-let." "Cat Chaser" is a lost treasure from the late 80's worthy of rediscovery and a director's edition DVD.


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