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Cat Chaser (1989)

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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Andres DeBoya
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Rafi
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Loret
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Jerry Shea
Tony Bolano ...
Corky
Adrianne Sachs ...
Anita DeBoya
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Mario Prado (as Robert Escobar)
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Luci Palma (as Maria M. Ruperto)
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Maid Lula
Brooke Becker ...
Philly
Fara Schiller ...
Marilyn
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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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20 October 1989 (Portugal)  »

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Caça Grossa  »

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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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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

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CAT CHASER
Written by Chick Corea and Mark Isham
Performed by Chick Corea and Mark Isham
MARK ISHAM courtesy of VIRGIN RECORDS
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I'm still not sure what a "cat chaser" is
24 April 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Despite having some notable people in the roles of writer, director, and actor, "Cat Chaser" was never given a theatrical release. It may have been because Vestron Pictures was always struggling when it came to releasing its movies since it never had as much money as the major studios had when it came to marketing and distribution. But I think the real reason for the movie going direct to video is that it isn't very good overall. Not everything about the movie is bad - the acting (especially by Charles Durning) is decent. But the movie ultimately sinks due to a combination of unspectacular locations (which are also flatly photographed) and a story that after the first twenty minutes makes very little sense afterwards. The trivia section says the rough cut ran 157 minutes - obviously A LOT of explanation was taken away in the editing room. If I ever get the chance to see the 157 minute version someday, I'll give the movie another chance. Until then, this is a movie to avoid.


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