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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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A close encounter of the 'furred' kind! 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

Jake the cat was played by two different Abyssinian cats: Rumple and his sister, Amber. See more »

Goofs

As the biplane first lifts off you can see the cable used to lift it. 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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Simple fun.
16 October 2018 | by Brew_SwayneSee all my reviews

7 year old me: This is the greatest movie of all time!!!!

42 year old me: I loved this movie when I was 7, but like the vast majority of movies, this flick hasn't aged well at all.

It is what it is...a typical, campy Disney flick intended to capture the attention of kids while sprinkling in just enough humor for adults to not be suicidal while watching it. Nothing more, nothing less.

I can certainly see why this movie would be unwatchable to anyone over the age of 10 who hadn't already seen it, in which case I'll simply say that I'm sorry your childhood sucked.


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