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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Family | 18 November 2016 (USA)
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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins (novel) | 2 more credits »
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4,160 ( 410)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Treadaway ... James
Bob the Cat ... Bob
Ruta Gedmintas ... Betty
Joanne Froggatt ... Val
Anthony Head ... Jack Bowen
Darren Evans ... Baz
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... Tony
Adam Riches ... Man with Car
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ... Meter Woman
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Local Housing Officer
Akbar Kurtha Akbar Kurtha ... Pharmacist
John Henshaw ... Tube Station Guard
Beth Goddard ... Hilary
Ivana Basic ... Vet Receptionist
Jessica Woodland Jessica Woodland ... Vet Assistant
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Storyline

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes it takes nine lives to save one See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Photos of the real James and Bob are shown during ending credits. See more »

Goofs

James & Bob catch the 38 bus (a real bus route) from his new flat somewhere in Islington, which is in north London, to get to Covent Garden in central London. This is a journey of approximately 2.5 miles in a southerly direction on this route (presumably James gets off around Cambridge Circus and walks the few hundred yards to Covent Garden). The final destination on the front of the bus should therefore read 'Victoria Station' if it is heading south but in the film the front of the bus says the 38 bus terminates at 'Angel Islington' which indicates that the bus is travelling northwards and therefore in completely the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

James Bowen: [from the trailer]
[Distraught]
James Bowen: I wanted to apologize for everything
Jack Bowen: [Solemnly] I'm the one who needs to apologize
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Crazy Credits

On the UK release, the British Board Of Film Censors card preceding the feature reads 'A Streetcar Named Desire' briefly, before being replaced by the appropriate card for the film. This may have been a glitch peculiar to the cinema. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Street Cat Named Bob: Behind the Scenes (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

You Need This In Your Life
Written by Charlie Fink
Performed by Luke Treadaway
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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Great feel good film
6 November 2016 | by ajab-31251See all my reviews

Whilst I'm not usually drawn to writing reviews I'd just like to add that I thoroughly enjoyed this along with my young teenage children and partner, yes we all love cats which possibly helped but really, the acting was very good, the characters were believable and engaging, the story had our attention and whilst sadly the cinema wasn't exactly what you'd call full, those present loved it also. I've since read that the script lacked 'good grammar' and was too simplistic, whilst I may not have been Cambridge educated I thought that it was in keeping with the subject and none of our party felt it lacked anything, quite the opposite in fact. A movie which 'touched' us all and I'll be recommending this to friends and family. The best film since Eddie The eagle!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Street Cat Named Bob See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,887, 20 November 2016

Gross USA:

$82,703

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,053,043
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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