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Whiskers (1997)

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A friendless youngster (Michael Caloz) asks a cat goddess to help his feline friend.

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Jim Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Adams ... Hal Martin
Goûchy Boy ... Museum Guard (as Gouchy Boy)
Mark Bromilow Mark Bromilow ... Dr. Forbes
Michael Caloz Michael Caloz ... Jed Martin
Brent Carver Brent Carver ... Whiskers (voice)
Suzanne Cloutier ... Alley Lady
Robert Higden ... Pet Attendant
Monique Mercure ... Bastet
Laurel Paetz Laurel Paetz ... Jenny Martin
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Receptionist-Shelter
André Petrowski André Petrowski ... Truck Driver
Daniel Pilon ... Mr. Mobley
Amanda Strawn Amanda Strawn ... Ms. Gordon
Patrick-Alain Tansey Patrick-Alain Tansey ... Crewcut
Brigid Tierney Brigid Tierney ... Melanie
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A friendless youngster (Michael Caloz) asks a cat goddess to help his feline friend.

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cat | museum | animal as human | See All (3) »

Genres:

Family | Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

G
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moustaches See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Jenny Martin: Well, soon he should be interested in girls...
Hal Martin: He has to be interested in HUMANS first!
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Finest film about a cat
16 June 2018 | by neongenSee all my reviews

Dog films have always been a staple of film history. During the silent and early sound era they were especially popular. Cats have not fared well in cinema because rather then be a best friend for a human they, as the saying goes, " don't care ". Here at least is one film that does care about them and presents a memorable fantasy of a boy and his cat. Whiskers and his boy are best friends and, as fate would have it, both make a wish to the Egyptian cat goddess and both wishes come true which sets the pair on a journey to find Whiskers' mother. The film can be seen as having two parts : initially it's a goofy comedy that shows the many ways in which the cat , now become a young man, reacts to being in the body of a human. The script does an excellent job a making the viewer believe the approximately thirty year old man on screen is really a cat in a human body which sets up the serious, and at times dark, second part of the story ...the search for Whiskers' mom. Cat films are few and far between but this unique production is, in the entire animal film genre, perhaps the most successful in establishing the strength of the human/animal bond.


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