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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.

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:

Quitters, Inc. 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Trailer narrated by Percy Rodrigues. See more »

Goofs

The last story takes place in Wilmington, North Carolina, but all the vehicle license plates are for Connecticut. See more »

Quotes

Richard 'Dick' Morrison: [after being offered a cigarette at a party] Why don't you shove them up your ass, Hal?
Drunk businessman: What? Lit?
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Connections

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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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Fun and entertaining horror anthology.
27 July 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Lewis Teague's "Cat's Eye" contains three wry,humorous and creepy stories linked to the cat which roams from one tale to the next.First up there is my personal favourite "Quitters Inc.",the story of family man Mr Morrison(James Woods)who goes to a very unconventional place to help people quit smoking and has his life turned into a living hell.Secondly,there is "The Ledge",the tale of a washed-up tennis player who is forced to walk around the ledge of a hotel by a rich mobster after the tennis player steals his wife.And finally there is "The General",which involves a cat saving a little girl(Drew Barrymore)from a tiny goblin that comes in the night to take children's souls.The three stories are linked together by a cat that traverses from New York to Atlantic City to North Carolina."Cat's Eye" is more comic than horrifying.Still I enjoyed it very immensely and you should too,if you are a fan of Stephen King and his works.8 out of 10.


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