IMDb > P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002) More at IMDbPro »

P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! -- Theatrical Preview


User Rating:
5.4/10   534 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 21% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! on IMDbPro.
Life. Love. And a little payback
Jimmy (Guttenberg) and Kate (Watros) are in the middle of a break-up and completely oblivious to the fact that they're being robbed... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Doesn't work See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order)

Lombardo Boyar ... Eddie Tesoro

Steve Guttenberg ... Jimmy Zoole

Cynthia Watros ... Kate

A.J. Benza ... Carmine

Tom Wright ... Fred Gable

Shirley Knight ... Aunt Claire

Kenneth Moskow ... Stewart Thomas

Paul Dillon ... Pidgeon
Fred Medrano ... Stanley
Ann Guttenberg ... Lady at Party
Stanley Guttenberg ... Man on Bus
Kim Marriner ... TV Announcer
Patsy Fitzgerald ... First Veterinarian

Christopher Vogler ... Second Veterinarian

Lisa Popeil ... 911 Operator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frederick Lawrence ... Fireman (uncredited)

Tom Mesmer ... Carlos (uncredited)

Meghan Rafferty ... Ashley (uncredited)
Dan Rosenberg ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Steve Guttenberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Guttenberg 
James Kirkwood Jr.  play and novel
Jeff Korn 
Derek Vaughn  co-writer

Produced by
Kyle A. Clark .... producer
Kim Coleman .... associate producer
Jennifer M. Esquivel .... associate producer (as Jenny Esquivel)
Jeffery C. Foy .... consulting producer (as C. Foy)
Steve Guttenberg .... producer
Derek Vaughn .... co-producer
Addison Wright .... co-producer
Dawn Youngsteadt .... associate producer
Original Music by
Dean Grinsfelder 
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong 
Film Editing by
Derek Vaughn 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Production Design by
Mark Harper 
Set Decoration by
Beth Wooke 
Costume Design by
Carlie Tracey 
Makeup Department
Anita Brabec .... makeup department head
Production Management
Erik Olson .... unit production manager (as Erik M. Olson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ivan Kraljevic .... assistant director
Stacy Muse .... assistant director
Stephen Niver .... second assistant director
Jim Simone .... first assistant director
Art Department
Robin Jacobson .... property master
Betty Stradford .... art director assistant
Sound Department
Eric Free .... boom operator
Bill Montei .... re-recording mixer
Bill Montei .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Cameron Chin .... electrician
Frederick Lawrence .... key grip
David Leite .... dolly grip
David Leite .... grip
Yaron Levy .... gaffer: second unit
Christina Lewis .... additional electrician (as Christina Christensen)
Emily Mackley .... first assistant camera
Patrick McGraw .... second assistant camera
Roger Mende .... second unit cinematographer
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician
Dane Peterson .... gaffer
Randy Shropshire .... still photographer
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... scoring mixer
Mark S. Levy .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Mark E. Mobley .... transportation coordinator (as Mark Mobley)
Cory Paulos .... transportation captain
Other crew
Marni Banack .... consultant: directing
Sharon Cingle .... script supervisor
Judy Dixon .... press publicist
Shannon Kenny .... script supervisor
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Michael James 'Scotty' Scott .... set production assistant
Travis Stevens .... production assistant
James Kirkwood Jr. .... dedicatee (as James Kirkwood)
Nick Louvel .... special thanks
Roger Mende .... special thanks
Sal Mineo .... dedicated to the memory of

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, drug and sexual content
92 min | USA:88 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:15 (video) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Continuity: When Jimmy is about to hit Kate with the bat, he has a full beard in one shot and loses it the next.See more »
Eddie Tesoro:You're having a nervous breakdown.
Jimmy Zoole:Aren't you lucky to have a ringside seat?
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Jerry Springer" (1991)See more »
O' Holy RedeemerSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Doesn't work, 16 July 2006
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Jimmy (Steve Guttenberg), a failed writer and actor, comes home on New Years Eve to find his girlfriend has left him, his cat has died and a gay burglar (Lombardo Boyar) is robbing his place...for the third time that month. He captures him, ties him up and things get strange.

James Kirkwoods' play was an off-Broadway hit in the 1970s. I never saw it but I read the script and it was wonderful. This film comes far too late--the play was very much of its time. The gay character (which was pretty revolutionary when the play came out) is old hat by now and the movie feels washed out. Basically the comedy doesn't work. Boyar is VERY good in his role but Guttenberg (who can be good) was pretty bad. Maybe both directing and acting for the movie was too much. The two actors have no chemistry at all (even though Boyar is trying). The movie isn't's just no big deal. Also Guttenberg's apartment was WAY too big and beautifully decorated for a starving artist. They also (badly) changed the ending of the play.

So it's worth seeing for Boyar alone. Also he's got guts--he spends half the movie tied down with his pants cut wide open showing his back side. I give it a 7 for him alone.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (29 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Rent Persepolis Candy Imaginary Heroes Head-On
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.