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The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank
... Liz
... General Stilton
... Mr. Stallwood
... Link
... Earnest Ernie
... Dr. Wenger
... Dr. Heffel
... Jake - voice / Sgt. Duffy
... Capt. Anderson
... Col. Woodruff (as Howard T. Platt)
... Mr. Olympus
... Weasel
... Honest Harry
... Officer
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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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Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna? See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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9 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Le chat qui vient de l'espace  »

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Morgan plays an eccentric general and McLean Stevenson plays a harried doctor. In Harry Morgan's first appearance on M*A*S*H (1972), he played an eccentric general; McLean Stevenson was a regular in the role of the harried doctor in command of the 4077th. See more »

Goofs

Stallwood (Roddy Mc Dowall) films the house using an 8mm cine camera. Although he might have been able to take it to a laboratory that could process it the same day, when the film is being projected an Academy trailer has been spliced onto the end of the film, which isn't used on 8mm film. 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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Referenced in Family Guy: Friends of Peter G. (2011) See more »

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Fun Movie
2 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is just fun. No serious plot, just an enjoyable movie with some really wonderful actors. If anyone has kids, enjoys cats, or just likes a lighthearted film, see this one. This movie is the reason we named our cat "Jake" not because of his looks, but because of his intelligence (from another world you might say).


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