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Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Family | 4 July 2001 (USA)
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

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A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he'll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for animal action and humor | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,707,617 (USA) (8 July 2001)

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$93,385,515 (USA)
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Tobey Maguire's performance in this film was inspired by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix. See more »

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The cats test their formula successfully on Scott. But within minutes, he shows no effects when holding Lou. See more »

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Prof. Dad Brody: Who do you think kidnapped us, Uraguay or Chad?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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What's New Pussycat
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by Tom Jones
Courtesy of Universal International Music B.V.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Don't waste your money (or 2 hours of your life)
10 July 2001 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

At three times during this movie I seriously considered walking out (which I have never done). Why did I stay? I guess I hoped it would take a turn for the better. Needless to say, it didn't... it only got worse.

I think the reason I hated this movie so much is that I wanted it to be something else. I wanted an original take on this ancient rivalry, instead of the standard "cats bad, dogs good". (Forget an original story, I just wanted a marginally good one.) I wanted the animals to be real characters, treated with respect and earning our emotional reactions, instead of being used as props - hurt, tossed around, put into scary situations - to manipulate our emotions.

That it's a "kid's movie" is no excuse. What an insult! Kids don't deserve quality entertainment? Movies have to be dumbed down for the kid audience??

If you can handle watching a disturbing, strange, disconnected family (and not in a good/funny way), a squirmingly bad kid actor, some very ugly cats, sloppy editing, and as many cliches as you could ever want, then go see this movie. There are one or two clever moments, and some of the people around me did seem to enjoy it. But make sure you catch it on dollar night.


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