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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

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  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination.
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Irena Gallier (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Paul Gallier
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Oliver Yates
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Alice Perrin
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Female
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Joe Creigh
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Bill Searle
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Detective Brandt
Ron Diamond ...
Detective Ron Diamond
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Ruthie
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Bronte Judson
Tessa Richarde ...
Billie
Patricia Perkins ...
Taxi Driver
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Sandra
Fausto Barajas ...
Otis
John H. Fields ...
Massage Parlor Manager
Emery Hollier ...
Yeatman Brewer
Stephen Marshal ...
Moonie
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Ted (as Robert Pavlovitch)
Julie Denney ...
Carol
Arione De Winter ...
Indian Village Mother
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Church Woman
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Train Station Agent
David Showacre ...
Man in Bar
Neva Gage ...
Cat-Like Woman
Marisa Folse ...
Indian Girl
Danelle Hand ...
Indian Girl
John C. Isbell ...
Police Officer
Roger E. Reid ...
Policeman (as Roger Reid)
Charles Joseph Konya Jr. ...
Policeman
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Policeman
Brett Alexander ...
Cub Scout
Gregory Gatto ...
Cub Scout
Terc Martinez ...
Cub Scout
David Ross McCarty ...
Man in Airport
Harry Hauss ...
First Helicopter Pilot (as Harold D. Hauss)
James Deeth ...
Second Helicopter Pilot
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Soap Opera Man
Jo Ann Dearing ...
Soap Opera Woman
The Black Pope ...
D.J. (voice)
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Staring Man on Bus (uncredited)
Craig Deroche ...
Homeless Person (uncredited)
Stocker Fontelieu ...
Priest (uncredited)
Elisha Rapson ...
Girl Scout / Zoo Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul Schrader

Written by

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DeWitt Bodeen ... (story)
 
Alan Ormsby ... (screenplay)
 
Paul Schrader ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Jerry Bruckheimer ... executive producer
Charles W. Fries ... producer (as Charles Fries)
Nanette Siegert ... associate producer
Max Rosenberg ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Giorgio Moroder

Cinematography by

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John Bailey

Film Editing by

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Jacqueline Cambas
Jere Huggins
Ned Humphreys

Editorial Department

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Ross Albert ... associate film editor
Craig Bassett ... assistant film editor
Donah Bassett ... negative cutter
Jack Garsha ... color timer
Phil Hetos ... color consultant
Bud S. Smith ... supervising film editor

Casting By

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Mary Goldberg

Art Direction by

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Edward Richardson

Set Decoration by

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Bruce Weintraub

Costume Design by

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Daniel Paredes

Makeup Department

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Lance Anderson ... effects makeup artist
Janice D. Brandow ... hair stylist
Thomas R. Burman ... special makeup effects designer and creator (as Tom Burman)
Bari Dreiband-Burman ... effects makeup artist (as Bari Dreiband)
Leonard Engelman ... makeup artist
Edouard F. Henriques ... effects makeup artist (as Eddie Henriques)
Tom Hoerber ... effects makeup artist
John Logan ... special make up effects artist: The Burman Studio Inc. (uncredited)
Mike Menzel ... effects makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bill Badalato ... unit production manager (as William Badalato)
Tom Jacobson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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James Dillon ... dga trainee
Stephen P. Dunn ... second assistant director
Michael Grillo ... first assistant director (as Michael F. Grillo)
Bud S. Smith ... second unit director (as Bud Smith)

Art Department

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Larry Clark Bird ... set designer (as Lawrence Bird)
Lauren Cory ... set designer
Erin M. Cummins ... set designer (as Erin Cummins)
Lee Ezzes ... swing gang
John Goss ... propmaker
Richard Greene ... greensman
Casey Hallenbeck ... swing gang (as Casey C. Hallenbeck)
Kirk D. Hansen ... painter (as Kirk Hansen)
Peter Ivy ... construction foreman (as Pete Ivy)
Tim James ... propmaker
Daniel Loren May ... leadman (as Dan May)
Richard Mazzotti ... greensman
Nick Navarro ... set designer (as Nicanor Navarro)
Jeannine Oppewall ... set designer
Jeff Passanante ... carpenter foreman
Nancy Patton ... set designer
Vic Petrotta Jr. ... property master (as Victor Petrotta)
Clarence Lynn Price ... construction coordinator (as Lynn Price)
H. John Ramos ... assistant props (as John Ramos)
Ray Rarick ... propmaker
Mike Rutgard ... assistant props
Ferdinando Scarfiotti ... visual consultant
Bob Shaw ... painter
James Sircy ... propmaker
Jack G. Taylor Jr. ... assistant art director (as Jack Taylor)
Maurice Zuberano ... illustrator
Robert Misetich ... painter (uncredited)
Curtis A. Schnell ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Allan Bromberg ... assistant: sound editor (as Alan Bromberg)
Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow ... sound editor
Louis L. Edemann ... sound editor
Richard C. Franklin ... sound editor (as Richard Franklin)
David W. Gray ... stereo sound engineer: Dolby
Robert L. Hoyt ... sound re-recordist
Jack Manning ... special synthesized sound effects
Scott Mathews ... special sound effects
Chris McLaughlin ... sound
Ron Nagle ... special sound effects
Stanley H. Polinsky ... sound re-recordist
Brian Reeves ... sound consultant
Hank Salerno ... loop dialogue editor
Norman B. Schwartz ... post-production dialogue
John J. Stephens ... sound re-recordist
Jim Stuebe ... cable person (as Jim Steube)
James E. Webb ... sound (as Jim Webb)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
John Roesch ... foley artist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ellis Burman Jr. ... animated artifacts creator (as Ellis Burman)
Kathie Clark ... effects wardrobe (as Kathy Clark)
Tom Del Genio ... special effects
Pat Domenico ... special effects
Allen Hall ... animated artifacts creator (as Allan Hall)
Karl G. Miller ... special effects (as Karl Miller)
Bob Williams ... animated artifacts creator
James Cummins ... lab technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Robert Blalack ... catvision optical effects
Syd Dutton ... matte artist
Dennis Glouner ... matte photography
Bill Taylor ... matte photography
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects
Max W. Anderson ... visual effects (uncredited)
Mark Madel ... visual effects (uncredited)
Chris Regan ... optical supervisor (uncredited)
Henry Schoessler ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brad Bovee ... stunts
Angeline Brown ... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts
Mark Dumas ... stunts (as Mark Weiner)
Madeleine Klein ... stunts
Beth Nufer ... stunts (as Beth Nuffer)
Ron Oxley ... stunts
Walter Scott ... stunt coordinator
Mike Tillman ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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William D. Barber ... assistant camera: New Orleans (as Bill Barker)
Michael W. Blymyer ... electrician (as Michael Blymyer)
Doug Cook ... best boy grip
Ed Cooper ... best boy
Clyde Hart ... key grip
Richard Kamins ... electrician
Jeffrey L. Kimball ... director of photography: second unit (as Jeffrey Kimball)
Joel Kirschner ... second assistant camera
Ann Lukacs ... assistant camera: New Orleans
Ronald W. McLeish ... gaffer (as Ronald McLeish)
Michael Orefice ... electrician
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas ... electrician
Jeffrey W. Petersen ... electrician (as Jeffrey Petersen)
Dennis Rotta ... dolly grip
John R. Shannon ... still photographer
Wes Tansey ... grip
Joseph F. Valentine ... camera operator: second unit (as Joe Valentine)
Bill Venegas ... grip
Paul Vombrack ... director of photography: New Orleans (as Paul Vom Brack)
Richard Walden ... first assistant camera
Lito White ... camera operator: New Orleans
Steve Yaconelli ... camera operator
James Zenk ... still photographer: New Orleans (as Jim Zenk)
Doug Mathias ... gaffer (uncredited) (second unit)

Casting Department

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Sharon Benson ... atmosphere casting: Indians / extras casting
Karl Brindle ... atmosphere casting
Rick Landry ... local casting: New Orleans
David Rubin ... casting assistant
Tina Scott ... casting assistant
Irene Terrell ... atmosphere casting: Indians

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sandy Berke Jordan ... costume supervisor (as Sandra Berke)
Robert Chase ... costume supervisor
Hugo Peña ... set costumer (as Hugo Pena)

Location Management

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Fred Baron ... location manager: New Orleans
Nick Chiarolanzio ... location auditor: New Orleans
Alan J. Lam ... location auditor: New Orleans (as Alan Lam)
Todd Pavlin ... location manager: New Orleans
Renee Perrin ... location manager: New Orleans
Charles Newirth ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Bob Badami ... music editor (as Robert Badami)
Brian Banks ... synthesizer programmer
Craig Huxley ... Blaster Beam, Synth, Piano, composer additional music
Sylvester Levay ... orchestrator (as Sylvester Levai)
Anthony Marinelli ... musician: synthesizer / musician: keyboards (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard Austin ... driver (as Dick Austin)
Russ Buckens ... transportation captain
Edward Cook ... driver
Jack Daniels ... transportation captain: New Orleans
Steve Hellerstein ... transportation captain
Kenneth Strong ... driver (as Ken Strong)

Other crew

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Donald Allavesen ... first aid: New Orleans
Billy Badalato ... production assistant
Patti Bosworth ... assistant to executive producer
Beverly Davis ... assistant: Paul Schrader
Craig Deman ... production assistant
Mark Dumas ... animal trainer (as Mark Weiner)
Stuart Fink ... publicity coordinator
Susan Goldberg ... production assistant
Arnold Goodwin ... title designer
Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor
Anthony Marinelli ... synthesizer programmer
Steve Martin ... animal trainer
Joan Merlo ... production secretary: New Orleans
Kiki Morris ... assistant: Paul Schrader (as Katherine Morris)
Charles Newirth ... production assistant
Ron Oxley ... animal coordinator
Willie Radcliff ... craft service (as Willie Radcliffe)
Nanette Siegert ... production associate
Wilbur Stark ... executive consultant
Peter Weiss ... assistant: Paul Schrader
Corey Burton ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The Cat People originated way back in time, when humans sacrificed their women to leopards, who mated with them. Cat People look similar to humans, but must mate with other Cat People before they transform into panthers. Irene Gallier was raised by adoptive parents and meets her older brother Paul for the first time since childhood. We follow brother and sister - who seem to be the only ones of their kind left. Written by Colin Tinto

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Taglines An erotic fantasy about the animal in us all. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La féline (France)
  • Katzenmenschen (Germany)
  • El beso de la pantera (Spain)
  • Η Αγριόγατα (Greece)
  • La marca de la pantera (Peru)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,617,636, 04 Apr 1982

Did You Know?

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Trivia Reportedly, director Paul Schrader and lead actress Nastassja Kinski had a relationship during the production of this movie. See more »
Goofs During the leopard autopsy scene, when Oliver is moving the "dead" cat from the wheeled cart to the autopsy table, he lets the cat's head bump down a little hard onto the metal table. Off camera you can hear someone say, "Easy!" as an admonishment to be more careful with the cat. This is most apparent in the DVD version. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Victor Victoria/Silent Rage/Cat People/I Ought to Be In Pictures (1982). See more »
Soundtracks Putting Out the Fire (Theme from Cat People) See more »
Quotes Irena Gallier: I'm not like you.
Paul Gallier: That is the lie that will kill your lover.
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