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That Darn Cat (1997)

A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Gordon Gordon (novel) (as The Gordons), Mildred Gordon (novel) (as The Gordons) | 5 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Patti
Doug E. Doug ... Agent Zeke Kelso
Dean Jones ... Mr. Flint
George Dzundza ... Boetticher
Peter Boyle ... Pa
Michael McKean ... Peter Randall
Bess Armstrong ... Judy Randall
Dyan Cannon ... Mrs. Flint
John Ratzenberger ... Dusty
Megan Cavanagh ... Lu
Estelle Parsons ... Old Lady McCracken
Rebecca Schull ... Ma
Thomas F. Wilson ... Melvin (as Tom Wilson)
Brian Haley ... Marvin
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Rollo
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Storyline

In a small Massachusetts town, two bumbling criminals mistakenly kidnap a maid, thinking her to be the wife of a prominent businessman. D.C., short for Darn Cat, is an alley cat who, while looking for his nightly snack, stumbles upon the kidnap victim, bound and gagged in a shed. The kidnap victim scratches a plea for help on the back of her wristwatch and puts it around the cat's neck. Patti finds the watch and links it to the missing maid. Playing amateur detective, she enlists the aid of an FBI agent, Zeke, who has been assigned to the case. Patti and Zeke follow D.C. through tight openings to track down the captive. Written by Michael Betzold

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Dean Jones appeared in both versions of "That Darn Cat". In the original That Darn Cat! (1965) he had the lead male role, as FBI agent Zeke Kelso. In the remake That Darn Cat (1997) he had a brief role as Mr. Flint. See more »

Goofs

Sign reads "South 25 North". The sign looks like mistake but is correct in Edgefield SC because southbound highway 25 is the correct way to start towards the town of North, South Carolina which is not in Massachusetts . See more »

Quotes

Lizzie, the Flint's Servant: [about the Flints] What would they do without me?
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Respect
Written by Otis Redding
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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User Reviews

 
Poor Cat...
5 February 2005 | by MassimolazioSee all my reviews

I was 12 years old when I saw the original film (I lived in Italy and the Italian title was "FBI, OPERATION CAT!") That was a fun film and not just for kids. This awful remake it's pathetic even for a 5 year old! What possessed Disney to ruin their reputation and the memory of a lovely film I don't know and I just can't believe it. Even the title song in the original film (both original version and the dubbed Italian version) was extremely nice and creating the mood for the story. On this remake the title song is even worst than the movie itself. It was just nice to see Dean Jones even if for just a cameo appearance, he was a regular on the great old Disney's films. I cannot honestly see anything else positive in this remade movie.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mc Cormick, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,424,617, 17 February 1997

Gross USA:

$18,301,610

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,301,610
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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