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The Cat from Outer Space ()


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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.

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Frank
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Liz
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General Stilton
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Mr. Stallwood
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Link
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Earnest Ernie
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Dr. Wenger
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Dr. Heffel
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Jake - voice / Sgt. Duffy
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Capt. Anderson
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Col. Woodruff (as Howard T. Platt)
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Mr. Olympus
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Weasel
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Honest Harry
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Officer
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Dydee Guard
John Alderson ...
Mr. Smith
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
Omar
Arnold Soboloff ...
NASA Executive
Mel Carter ...
1st Soldier
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Farmer (as Dallas McKennon)
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Farmer's Wife
Henry Slate ...
Sandwich Man
Roger Pancake ...
Red
Roger Price ...
1st E.R.L. Expert
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2nd E.R.L. Expert
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Dydee Driver
Peter Renaday ...
Bailiff (as Pete Renaday)
Rickie Sorensen ...
Technician (as Rick Sorensen)
Tom Jackman ...
Army Engineer
Fred L. Whalen ...
Sarasota Slim
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Sucker (as Joe Medalis)
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1st NASA Scientist
Jana Milo ...
2nd NASA Scientist
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Presiding Judge (uncredited)
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Additional Voices (uncredited)
Drexel ...
Mouse (uncredited)
Dutch ...
Dog (uncredited)
Lucybelle ...
White Cat (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norman Tokar

Written by

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Ted Key ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ron Miller ... producer
Norman Tokar ... co-producer
Jan Williams ... associate producer

Music by

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Lalo Schifrin

Cinematography by

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Charles F. Wheeler ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Cotton Warburton

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E. Preston Ames ... (as Preston Ames)
John B. Mansbridge

Set Decoration by

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Norman Rockett

Makeup Department

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Lola Kemp ... hair stylist
Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist

Production Management

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John D. Bloss ... production manager (as John Bloss)
Christopher N. Seiter ... unit production manager (as Christopher Seiter)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bill Carroll ... second assistant director (as William Carroll)
Gene Sultan ... assistant director
Arthur J. Vitarelli ... second unit director

Art Department

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Eric A. Hulett ... set dresser (uncredited)
Bob McLing ... assistant property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ben Hendricks ... sound editor (as Ben F. Hendricks)
Bud Maffett ... sound mixer
Lyndsey Schenk ... foley mixer
Herb Taylor ... sound supervisor
George Fredrick ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Art Cruickshank ... special effects
Danny Lee ... special effects
Eustace Lycett ... special effects
Gary D'Amico ... special effects (uncredited)
Mike Edmonson ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Allen Hurd ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Hans Metz ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Mike Reedy ... special effects technician (uncredited)

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Harrison Ellenshaw ... matte artist (as P.S. Ellenshaw)

Stunts

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Jerry Brutsche ... stunt player (as Gerald Brutsche)
Fred Dale ... stunt player
Bob Harris ... stunt player
Julie Ann Johnson ... stunt player
Carey Loftin ... stunt player
Regis Parton ... stunt player (as Reg Parton)
Walter Robles ... stunt player
Tom Steele ... stunt player
Jack Verbois ... stunt player
Dick Warlock ... stunt coordinator (as Richard Warlock)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Rexford L. Metz ... photography: second unit (as Rexford Metz)
Richard Thorpe ... assistant camera
Dan Delgado ... best boy (uncredited)
Peter McEvoy ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Chuck Keehne ... costumes
Emily Sundby ... costumes

Music Department

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Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Evelyn Kennedy ... music editor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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Gary Bertz ... pilot
Rudy Cowl ... animal trainer
Thomas H. Friedkin ... pilot (as Tom Friedkin)
James W. Gavin ... pilot (as Gavin James)
Frank L. Pine ... pilot (as Frank Pine)
Ross Reynolds ... pilot
Don Spinney ... animal trainer
Frank Tallman ... pilot
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cat from Outer Space (United States)
  • Le chat qui vient de l'espace (France)
  • El gato que vino del espacio (Spain)
  • O Gato que Veio do Espaço (Brazil)
  • Котка от друга планета (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jake the cat was played by two different Abyssinian cats: Rumple and his sister, Amber. See more »
Goofs Wire rigging is visible when Frank flies to the top of the ship in the hangar. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Making a 'Splash' (2002). See more »
Quotes Dr. Elizabeth 'Liz' Bartlett: But I don't have a parachute!
Mr. Charlie Olympus: Then you have a problem.
Mr. Stallwood: But I don't have a parachute either!
Mr. Charlie Olympus: Then you have the same problem.
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