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Release Date:
13 December 1998 (USA) See more »
A small-town cat-and-dog detective duo investigate a new neighbor who they believe may have committed a murder - but the snag is, locals are attempting to pair him off with their owner. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ricki Lake ... Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen

Linden Ashby ... Dr. Blair Bainbridge

Bruce McGill ... Sheriff Rick

Christina Pickles ... Mim Sanburne

Judith Scott ... Coop

Kari Coleman ... Susan

Blythe Danner ... Mrs. Murphy (voice)

Anthony Clark ... Tucker (voice)

Edie McClurg ... Miranda Hoggendobber

Ed Begley Jr. ... Fitz-Gilbert Hamilton
Terri Hawkes ... Little Marilyn

Wayne Robson ... Ben Seifert

Zehra Leverman ... Boom Boom

Aaron Pearl ... Fair
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Lundy ... Townsman (uncredited)

David Zyler ... Izakiah (uncredited)

Directed by
Simon Wincer 
Writing credits
Ann Lewis Hamilton (teleplay) and
Jim Cox (teleplay)

Ann Lewis Hamilton (story)

Rita Mae Brown (characters)

Produced by
Amy Adelson .... executive producer
Kevin Inch .... producer
Brandon Stoddard .... executive producer
Original Music by
Eric Colvin 
Cinematography by
David Burr 
Film Editing by
Terry Blythe 
Casting by
Melissa Skoff 
Production Design by
Wendy Morrow 
Set Decoration by
Dan Conley 
Costume Design by
Christopher Hargadon  (as Chris Hargadon)
Makeup Department
Irene Kent .... makeup artist
Carol Marinoff .... hair stylist
Production Management
Chris Danton .... unit production manager (as Christopher Danton)
Brenda K. Kyle .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rocco Gismondi .... second assistant director
Michael Zenon .... first assistant director
Erin Walker .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mark Harman .... property master
Melissa Olson .... set decoration coordinator
Sound Department
Ron Osiowy .... sound mixer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dean Stewart .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... visual effects artist
Nick Hsieh .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Goldstein .... camera trainee (uncredited)
John Medland .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mike Ohorodnyk .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Kit Whitmore .... camera operator (uncredited)
Kit Whitmore .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Clare Walker .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Meade .... assistant costume designer
Location Management
Aine Furey .... location manager
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Eric Colvin .... conductor
Transportation Department
Wilfred Bell .... transportation coordinator (as Wilfred C. Bell)
Other crew
Kristine M. Gilbert .... production coordinator
Cheryl Harris .... animal coordinator
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Amanda Coles .... production associate (uncredited)
Todd Shannon Jr. .... diving supervisor (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Murder, She Purred" - USA (short title)
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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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Boom Boom Craycroft:So, Harry, were you scared? Was there blood?
Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen:It was a plastic arm, Boom, how could it bleed?
Boom Boom Craycroft:Well, I heard that it got shot.
Mary Minor 'Harry' Haristeen:[to Fair] You explain it to her.
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Movie Connections:
References "Murder, She Wrote" (1984)See more »


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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
One could say this film was for the birds, 21 August 2001
Author: helpless_dancer from Broken Bow, Oklahoma

This picture left me longing for a nice, hot bowl of Special Kitty. Not a bad little movie, but probably more geared for the young set. The animals were sooooo cute, and just sooooo smart as they went about solving a murder that even the police were having a problem with. The one big thing that kept this from being an Academy Award winner, in my humble opinion, was sexy Tom Jones singing "What's New Pussycat". I can just hear ol' Tom's robust platinum throated vocal chords warbling and moaning out those treasured lyrics...."what's new pussycat, woa woa woa woa...what's new pussycat, woa woa woa woa wooooooaaaaaaa."

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