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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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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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Trivia

This was 'Christina Ricci''s last Disney movie, as the original was for actress Hayley Mills in the 1960s. See more »

Goofs

The headlights during the chase. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Flint: [to Mrs. Flint] Why can't your plastic surgeon give the stock market a lift?
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

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Baby Love
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
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Poor Cat...
5 February 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I was 12 years old when I saw the original film (I lived in Italy and the Italian title was "FBI, OPERATION CAT!") That was a fun film and not just for kids. This awful remake it's pathetic even for a 5 year old! What possessed Disney to ruin their reputation and the memory of a lovely film I don't know and I just can't believe it. Even the title song in the original film (both original version and the dubbed Italian version) was extremely nice and creating the mood for the story. On this remake the title song is even worst than the movie itself. It was just nice to see Dean Jones even if for just a cameo appearance, he was a regular on the great old Disney's films. I cannot honestly see anything else positive in this remade movie.


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