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Cat's Eye (1985)

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

Stephen King (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Drew Barrymore ... Our Girl / Amanda
James Woods ... Dick Morrison
Alan King ... Dr. Vinny Donatti
Kenneth McMillan ... Cressner
Robert Hays ... Johnny Norris
Candy Clark ... Sally Ann
James Naughton ... Hugh
Tony Munafo Tony Munafo ... Junk
Court Miller Court Miller ... Mr. McCann
Russell Horton Russell Horton ... Mr. Milquetoast
Patricia Benson Patricia Benson ... Mrs. Milquetoast
Mary D'Arcy Mary D'Arcy ... Cindy
James Rebhorn ... Drunk Businessman
Jack Dillon Jack Dillon ... Janitor
Susan Hawes Susan Hawes ... Mrs. McCann
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Storyline

Three horror-thriller tales revolve around a mysterious stray cat which is attempting to find a little girl in trouble. In "Quitters, Inc.": the cat is picked up by a shady New York City "doctor" who uses experimental techniques to get people to quit smoking. His latest client is a man named Morrison, who learns he'll suffer some terrible consequences if he tries to cheat. In "The Ledge": the cat is picked up by Cressner, a shady Atlantic City millionaire who forces tennis pro Norris (his wife's lover), to walk a narrow ledge around his high-rise penthouse apartment. In "The General": the cat arrives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where it is found by Amanda, the young girl it has been sent to protect. What she needs protection from is a tiny, evil troll who lives behind the skirting board in her bedroom. Written by Matt Patay

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,451,000, 14 April 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,086,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The theatrical trailer for the film has an error in it. At the beginning of the trailer, the narrator says that Cat's Eye is Stephen King's "first motion picture screenplay." This is incorrect, as, in 1982, King wrote the screenplay for Creepshow (1982). See more »

Goofs

In the 2nd segment, just as Norris is climbing back up the electric cable that has just become detached from the sign, in the bottom left corner of a wide shot, we can see a member of the crew. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Vinny Donatti: [to Junk] Forget the cat, you hemorrhoid! Get the gun!
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Connections

References Christine (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat's Eye
Written by Jacques Morali (as J. Morali), Fred Zarr (as F. Zarr) and Bruce Vilanch (as B. Valanch)
Sung by Ray Stephens (as Ray Stevens)
Produced by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo
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Fun anthology
6 December 2016 | by encyesSee all my reviews

One of the more famous anthologies and Stephen King movies, this is well-known primarily for its appearances by a young James Woods and an even younger Drew Barrymore. With a screenplay by King, it hosts three decent stories, all linked together by a rogue but supernatural cat, a sort of feline protector. Most notably of the three tales is the first: "Quitters, Inc." which has the best ending this side of a Rod Serling Twilight Zone episode. This is a fun movie. King's other movies ("Cujo", "Christine"), are sprinkled in as cameos, many which will leave you giggling along with King's playful nods to himself ("I don't know who writes this crap" as James Woods watches "The Dead Zone"), ("St Stephen's School for the Exceptionally Gifted"). It's better than I expected and better than a majority of horror anthologies out there especially for the time period. The effects - primary used for the third and final episode which has a more mystical spin on it than the previous two - are pretty good considering its the 1980s. The stories are simplistic, creative and effective. If you can sit back and deal with the 80s music and culture (does anyone remember the cassette tape?) you'll have a good time with this well filmed feature.


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