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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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Taglines:

Through the eye of the cat, a twisted tail of macabre suspense from the author of CARRIE, The SHINING and THE DEAD ZONE. See more »


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:

General See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In "The Ledge", Cressner flips through a magazine on the coffee table. That magazine is the July 1976 issue of "Penthouse", which featured the short story the segment was based on. See more »

Goofs

When Norris shoots the gun at Cressner, the gun makes a very loud sound, even though it has a silencer. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Vinny Donatti: [to Junk] Forget the cat, you hemorrhoid! Get the gun!
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Spoofed in Hot to Trot (1988) See more »

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96 Tears
Composed by Rudy Martinez (as R. Martinez)
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The North Orchestra and used under license from Coombe Music International - London
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Revenge of the 80's: From the Works of Stephen King.
7 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Cat's Eye (1985) was another film that was based upon the written work of Stephen King. Two of the three stories were taken form the short story collection NIGHT SHIFT. The movie is actually a decent watch and fans of the original source material will enjoy it as well as the average fan. An added bonus is the fact that the man himself wrote the screenplay!!

The movie is about a cat that has many adventures. Along it's way, an image of a girl keeps the cat going to it's destination. Along the way, he meets a man who has a smoking problem who'll go to great lengths to try and snuff his habit and the other is a broken down tennis player who's given a chance to redeem himself by completing a simple task. The cat's final destination is a girl who's tormented by a nasty little dude. WIll the cat affect those that cross it's past? What is that little dude that lives in the hole in the wall? All answers will be answered when you watch CAT"S EYE!

A good adaptation and a nice film. The only thing I didn't like was the silliness of the last episode. Some of the events in the final chapter come off as very contrived and clichéd. Other than that I had no problems. An enjoyable movie.

Recommended.


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