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That Darn Cat (1997)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Family  |  14 February 1997 (USA)
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A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

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Boetticher
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Old Lady McCracken
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Melvin (as Tom Wilson)
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Rollo
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Storyline

In a small Massachusetts town, two bumbling criminals mistakenly kidnap a maid, thinking her to be the wife of a prominent businessman. D.C., short for Darn Cat, is an alley cat who, while looking for his nightly snack, stumbles upon the kidnap victim, bound and gagged in a shed. The kidnap victim scratches a plea for help on the back of her wristwatch and puts it around the cat's neck. Patti finds the watch and links it to the missing maid. Playing amateur detective, she enlists the aid of an FBI agent, Zeke, who has been assigned to the case. Patti and Zeke follow D.C. through tight openings to track down the captive. Written by Michael Betzold

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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14 February 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mačka na zadatku  »

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$18,239,932 (USA) (20 June 1997)
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Dean Jones acted in both "That Darn Cat" movies. In 1965's original, That Darn Cat! (1965) he had the top leading actor's role as FBI agent, Zeke Kelso. In the remake, That Darn Cat (1997) his acting was very short with character role, Mister Flint. See more »

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During the car chase, the Trans Am is not able to turn right, but when it skids around corners you can se the wheels turning right. See more »

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Mrs. Flynt: I'm so upset, I'd cry, but my tear ducts haven't worked since my last eye job.
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Written by Dennis Farnon
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By Arrangement with Associated Production Music
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Christina Ricci is much too good for this terrible movie
16 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

But I still enjoyed watching her, so I gave it a 3 instead of a 1. Her expressions are priceless. Some of the other cast members (e.g., Michael McKean) are really slumming, too. The cat himself is somewhat amusing. Aside from that, the movie is all cliche, culminating in a much-too-long car chase. (It's also at this point that the movie becomes unnecessarily crude, having been very "family" until then.)


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