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Cat City -- A tale of infidelity, deceit, greed, and murder.  Nick Compton, a Palm Springs real estate developer, cheats on his attorney wife, Victoria, with HER law partner, Samantha.  

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What's a few million dollars between friends?
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A private investigator is hired by a woman to determine if her husband, a big land developer, is having an affair. What looks like a simple case soon turns into a murder investigation and the motive may not be as clear as it seems. | Full synopsis »
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Solid noir lifted by great performances See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Victoria Compton

Julian Sands ... Nick Compton

Brian Dennehy ... Harold Vogessor
A.D. Massi ... Jonas McCaw / Vance Roland (as Alano Massi)

Shawn Huff ... Samantha Greene

William Shockley ... Sen. Jack Sweet
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Lt. Phil McDyes

Edward Kerr ... Detective Pullen

Nick Jameson ... Detective Rook

Loy Edge ... Les Bridges

Rob Roy Fitzgerald ... Jamison Clark

Paul Ganus ... Security Director

Becky Boxer ... Amber

Randall England ... Elliot Lamont
Frank Cullen ... David Evans
April Giuffria ... Susan Evans
Amanda Massi ... Michelle (as Amanda Michelle Massi)

Juana Samayoa ... Concha
Mitch Spike ... Desk Sargent

Marco Sanchez ... Alejandro

Kyle Humphrey ... Hotel Hostess
Robbie Moore ... Locksmith
Javier Galaviz ... Gardner (as Javier Gavier Galaviz)
Lydia Hyslop ... Vegas Cocktail Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James DePietro ... Seattle Cop #2 (as James De Pietro)
Derek Eavins ... Valet

Chris Kato ... Valet
Adrian Lynn ... Bar Patron (as Adrianne Lynn)

Catherine Cox ... Hooker with a Heart of Gold (uncredited)

Jenny Dempster ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jessica Denson ... Law Intern (uncredited)
Aaron Lynch ... Cop (uncredited)
Michael Scalzo ... Bartender (uncredited)

Kevin Strom ... High Roller (uncredited)

Janna VanHeertum ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Brian Vowell ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Brent Huff 
 
Writing credits
Brent Huff (written by) &
Douglas L. Walton (written by) &
William Shockley (written by)

Produced by
Greg Giuffria .... executive producer
Brad Southwick .... line producer
Patrick Stack .... producer
Lauren L. Stinson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Tor Hyams 
 
Cinematography by
Rudy Harbon 
 
Film Editing by
Pete Sepenuk 
 
Casting by
Eileen Kennedy 
 
Production Design by
Lori Mazuer 
 
Costume Design by
Lynn Brannelly-Newman 
 
Makeup Department
Judy Twine .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angela Boisvert .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Adam Chambers .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Randy Dzielak .... sound mixer
Marc Hlavaty .... boom operator
John Rotondi .... chief engineer
Pete Sepenuk .... adr loop group director
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Westley .... sound designer
 
Stunts
Barbara Anne Klein .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maureen Brannelly .... still photographer
Jenny Denton .... best girl grip
Brian Eastveld .... grip
Nathan Dean Fetzer .... best boy electric
Brad Heiner .... key grip
Stephen James .... grip
James Northrup .... first assistant camera
Kris Prince .... electrician
Hunter Sandison .... second assistant camera
Joseph Segura .... loader
 
Casting Department
Natalie Costa .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maureen Brannelly .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Richard Nastasi .... on-line editor
Joe Parisella .... digital color timer
 
Music Department
Tor Hyams .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Brian Eastveld .... driver
 
Other crew
Kristifor Cvijetic .... location manager
Kristifor Cvijetic .... production coordinator
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Natasha Kashefipour .... production assistant
Richard Lilly .... key production secretary
Danielle Snowdon .... script supervisor
Brian A. Williams .... production accountant
 
Thanks
Patrick Houlihan .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language
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Singapore:NC-16 | USA:R (certificate #45913)

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Revealing mistakes: When Vicky Compton (Rebecca Pidgeon) examines the bad guy's passport, Vance is the surname and Roland is the given name, yet throughout the film he is referred to as Vance Roland.See more »

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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Solid noir lifted by great performances, 27 January 2009
Author: GaryMLumpp from United States

(full disclosure: director Brent Huff also directed "Serbian Scars," for which I wrote the screenplay) Film noir is alive and well in "Cat City," a twist-filled thriller that offers up some nice performances and a solid story. Victoria (Rebecca Pidgeon, shining in the lead) is pretty sure her land developer husband Nick (Jeremy Irons) is cheating on her. She hires ex-cop Brian Dennehy to confirm her suspicions, leading to far more than just infidelity. Their new house guest (Alano Massi, in a breakout performance) only complicates things, including revelations surrounding a failed casino project (the "Cathedral City" of the title) and a crooked politician. Before all is said is done guns are drawn, blood is spilled, and the briefcase full of millions ends up changing the lives of more than one person.

Despite its modest budget, "Cat City" does a good job of capturing the feel of a modern updating of the classic double-cross flicks of the 40s and 50s. Director Huff keeps the camera moving, which helps with a script that's heavy on dialog. Pidgeon is great as the smart and sexy wife at the center of things, as is Shawn Huff as the other woman. While Massi takes a little getting used to (the facial hair can only do so much to age a baby face), he has a nice presence and a ton of potential. And Dennehy is excellent as always, a guy who's so effortless at what he does it keeps everyone around him on their toes. Only Julian Sands seems to struggle at times, with his accent coming and going during his quirky take on what's usually the "cad husband who's up to no good" role. However special props go out to William Shockley (who co-wrote the script with Huff and Douglas Walton) - his turn as a Senator on the take might only be for one scene, but it's one of the best supporting turns I've seen in ages. I'd love to see him back in this role and given the whole stage to explore the character.

All in all a solid noir thriller that makes the best of a limited budget by featuring some great locations and even better performances. 8 out of 10.

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