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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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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Mačka na zadatku  »

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$18,239,932 (USA) (20 June 1997)
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Eddie Murphy turned down the part of agent Zeke Kelso. See more »

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Signs for US Route 25 are clearly seen in a town that is supposedly in Massachusetts; the northern terminus of US 25 is in Kentucky. See more »

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Patti Randall: God, I'm really good. Those "Charlie's Angels" reruns are starting to pay off.
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Kids only
20 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Chris Ricci sleepwalks her way through most of this, but then quickly takes on an air of boredom and disdain - much as I did when watching it. Without her this would be no more than a cheap kids' movie, but at least she does add an air of quality. There are few, if any, more visually striking and charismatic young actresses in the business.

There's not much wrong with it as long as you accept it for what it is

  • a cheap Disney re-make aimed at very undemanding children. I could


watch Ricci all day so I'm probably oblivious to many of the movie's shortcomings, but unless you too are a Ricci fan, a cat-lover, or very small child, I doubt you will find this very entertaining.


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