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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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Lu
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Old Lady McCracken
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Ma
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Melvin (as Tom Wilson)
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Marvin
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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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This FBI agent is putting his life on the line. Fortunately, he's got nine. See more »


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

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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 »

Quotes

Judy Randall: Why are you always in black?
Patti Randall: Because it matches my soul.
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That Darn Cat
Written by Richard Gibbs (as Richard Kendall Gibbs)
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This is why remakes always get a bad rap...
15 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

An abomination. Disney's remake of their own 1965 slapstick classic concerns a clever feline leading an F.B.I. agent to a kidnapped woman. Christina Ricci gives a churlish, let-me-outta-here performance as the cat's owner, while the the fed is played embarrassingly over-the-top by Doug E. Doug, who has been directed to resemble a human cartoon. A pair of rich neurotics (Dyan Cannon and original "Cat" cast member Dean Jones) are amusing, and the formula plot still has a little juice left in it; but the handling here is so heavy and lugubrious--and the cat so dull and lifeless--that the whole project feels dog-tired. NO STARS from ****


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