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Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 12 April 1985 (USA)
A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Our Girl / Amanda
... Dick Morrison
... Dr. Vinny Donatti
... Cressner
... Johnny Norris
... Sally Ann
... Hugh
Tony Munafo ... Junk
Court Miller ... Mr. McCann
Russell Horton ... Mr. Milquetoast
Patricia Benson ... Mrs. Milquetoast
Mary D'Arcy ... Cindy
... Drunk Businessman
Jack Dillon ... Janitor
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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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$13,086,000
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This was Drew Barrymore's second film based on King's writing. She had previously appeared in Firestarter (1984) in 1984. Both films are De Laurentiis productions and were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. See more »

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In the "Ledge" segment, when Cressner throws the horn to the ground, the horn is clearly an animation while falling. See more »

Quotes

Cressner: [after planting Mr. Norris' car with narcotics] I've set you up, Mr. Norris. In ten minutes, Albert will call the police, and tell them a tale of heroin. 1970 Mustangs. Aging tennis pros with drug records. You'll be eagerly sought after, Mr. Norris.
Johnny Norris: Unless I tell you where Marcia is.
Cressner: With you gone, she'd come back. She got nowhere else to go. Now as for you, when you get out of jail, you'll be more concerned with your arthritis than your libido.
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Soundtracks

Twist And Shout
Composed by Phil Medley and Bert Berns
Published by EMI Music Publishing, Ltd. and Unichappell Music, Inc.
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An underrated Stephen King film that's in homage to "The Twilight Zone"
10 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Stephen King adapted two of his short stories and wrote the third into this screenplay of suspense. The first story concerns a man (James Woods) trying to quit smoking by signing up for a clinic. That clinic just happens to be run by the mafia and they literally mean quit smoking with a seriously tough employee (Alan King) behind it. Even if it means tampering with your family's lives. The second concerns an again tennis pro (Robert Hays) who takes on the game of his life after having an affair with a mobster who is a gambling addict. The third follows a cat trying to protect a little girl whose being terrorised by a little demon jester. The suspense is good. Alan King is very good as the seriously tough employee and Woods is always good.

The second is very good with a surprising twist at the end and the third is a take on of old fairy tales where good triumphs over evil.


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