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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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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)
Vivian Addison ...
Maid Lula
Brooke Becker ...
Philly
Fara Schiller ...
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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In the heat of passion lies the coldest desire. See more »

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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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CAT CHASER
Performed by CHICK COREA and Mark Isham
Written by CHICK COREA and Mark Isham
MARK ISHAM courtesy of VIRGIN RECORDS
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Nice locations, shame about the movie
16 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Could have been so much more, given the supporting cast and Elmore Leonard's script, but it's a flat beer of a movie. Maybe Ferrara got homesick, but the pacing and editing is unusually lethargic, so perhaps impending bankruptcy was driving the whole production into the throes of despair. The performances are so underwhelming as to be invisible. Weller is a B-movie actor. Robocop is still his finest hour. McGillis looks fairly lantern-jawed and mannish throughout. Was Ferrara taking the mickey by shooting her profile so often?. Tree-like in every scene, could anyone seriously find her charms so irresistible?

The bogus history lessons and lightweight back story are dull as ditchwater. And the mushy love scenes between the two leads just don't cut it. A clunker for completists. Catch it on afternoon TV if you're paralysed from the neck up.

Hard to believe that Ferrara had anything at all to do with this movie.


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