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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,424,617, 17 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,301,610
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Dean Jones appeared in both versions of "That Darn Cat". In the original That Darn Cat! (1965) he had the lead male role, as FBI agent Zeke Kelso. In the remake That Darn Cat (1997) he had a brief role, as Mr. Flint. See more »

Goofs

The Trans-Am license plate says "CANDYONE" but Massachusetts plates are limited to 6 characters. See more »

Quotes

Patti Randall: God, I'm really good. Those "Charlie's Angels" reruns are starting to pay off.
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I Wanna Talk About Love
Written by Bill Elliott
Performed by Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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Brilliantly funny
30 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

I switched on the TV and started watching this movie part way through. I found it so funny I wanted to find out more.

Its style of humour makes jokes in quite a sophisticated way, assuming the audience is smart and paying attention. From the reviews I have read I think very few critics were paying attention.

I loved the way the movie takes sideswipes at American society, rich people and the not so rich.

I have been the barrage of negative criticism from professional critics and viewers. It's a mystery to me.

Brilliant cast. Brilliant writing. How did they get the cat to act like that?


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