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That Darn Cat (1997)

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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Mr. Flint
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Boetticher
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Pa
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Peter Randall
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Judy Randall
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Mrs. Flint
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Dusty
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Old Lady McCracken
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Ma
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Melvin (as Tom Wilson)
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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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This was 'Christina Ricci''s last Disney movie, as the original was for actress Hayley Mills in the 1960s. See more »

Goofs

Sign reads "South 25 North". The sign looks like mistake but is correct in Edgefield SC because southbound highway 25 is the correct way to start towards the town of North, South Carolina which is not in Massachusetts . See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Haydn String Quartet No. 62 in C Major Op. 76, 3
Composed by Joseph Haydn
Courtesy of Sonoton
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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