Great Performances: Season 27, Episode 3

Cats (27 Oct. 1998)

TV Episode  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 2,114 users  
Reviews: 77 user | 3 critic

"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

Director:

Writer:

(book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 60 titles
created 25 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1875 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 828 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 337 titles
created 08 Dec 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Cats" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cats (27 Oct 1998)

Cats (27 Oct 1998) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Great Performances.
« Previous Episode | 112 of 363 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elaine Paige ...
...
Gus the Theatrical Cat
...
Rosemarie Ford ...
Bombalurina
Michael Gruber ...
John Partridge ...
Aeva May ...
Geoffrey Garratt ...
Skimbleshanks
James Barron ...
Bustopher Jones
Jo Gibb ...
Rumpleteazer
Drew Varley ...
Mungojerrie
Susie McKenna ...
Jennyanydots the Gumbie Cat
Jacob Brent ...
Susan Jane Tanner ...
Jellylorum
Phyllida Crowley Smith ...
Victoria
Edit

Storyline

Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Now and Forever! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1998 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The license plate on the car at the back of the stage reads "TSE 1," for T.S. Eliot. See more »

Goofs

During the beginning of "The Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles," Victoria and Jemima can be seen sitting next to Old Deuteronomy watching along. In one scene, it shows them start to get up and leave, and they are gone in the next scene. The scene afterward, they are shown sitting there again, and gone again in the next. See more »

Quotes

Old Deuteronomy: With cats, some say one rule is true: don't speak 'til you are spoken to. Myself, I do not hold with that. I say you should address a cat, but always keep in mind that he resents familiarity. You bow, and taking off your hat, address him in this form: O, Cat!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Memory
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Trevor Nunn
Performed by Elaine Paige and chorus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Awsome
13 February 2004 | by (Winner, South Dakota) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing...purrrley amazing.

Jacob Brent as Mr. Mistoffelees blew me away. He is such a talented dancer. Jacob Brent along with some of the greatest dancers in the world make this movie one to watch over and over again. The combination of wonderful music and dancers, along with the most beautiful costumes imaginable make this movie of the Broadway production memorable. I highly recommend it. Now and Forever


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Will this version be released on DVD? The Baron
What the hell is that 'Great Performances' title? sonlui
What the hell? (Jesus Christ Superstar 2000) kagom_jack
Diane Lane..Summer...Great Performances alnovitsky
The Gospel At Colonus michaelriley
Shame on PBS venussansfurs
Discuss Cats (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?