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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director:

Norman Tokar

Writer:

Ted Key
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Berry ... Frank
Sandy Duncan ... Liz
Harry Morgan ... General Stilton
Roddy McDowall ... Mr. Stallwood
McLean Stevenson ... Link
Jesse White ... Earnest Ernie
Alan Young ... Dr. Wenger
Hans Conried ... Dr. Heffel
Ronnie Schell ... Jake - voice / Sgt. Duffy
James Hampton ... Capt. Anderson
Howard Platt ... Col. Woodruff (as Howard T. Platt)
William Prince ... Mr. Olympus
Ralph Manza ... Weasel
Tom Pedi ... Honest Harry
Hank Jones ... Officer
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Storyline

A UFO is stranded on earth and impounded by the US government. Its pilot, a cat with a collar that has special powers, including the ability to allow the cat to communicate with humans, has eluded the authorities and needs the help of a man named Frank in order to reclaim and repair his ship to get back home. Written by LVJeff

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cat | ufo | talking cat | alien | night | See All (127) »

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Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat from Outer Space See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

In reality, Sandy Duncan is allergic to cats. See more »

Goofs

Wire rigging is visible when Frank flies to the top of the ship in the hangar. See more »

Quotes

Jake - voice: Frank, on my planet we have an expression. You rub my fur, I'll rub yours.
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Connections

Referenced in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Hey it's Disney, not Shakespeare!
13 June 1999 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

A spaceship makes an emergency landing on Earth and the pilot -a talking cat- run into spies, the army, Ken Berry and Sandy Duncan in his mission to get back home. Exciting for youngsters, if not as funny as the average Disney-comedy. A nice cast (with support from the likes of McLean Stevenson, Harry Morgan and Roddy McDowall) although Ken Berry has always seemed like the guy they get if Dean Jones has better things to do. Worth mentioning is it's great finale with some impressive stunts thousands of feet above the ground. Noted for being veteran Disney-director Norman Tokar's final film (he died the following year).


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