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Nine Lives (2016)

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A stuffy businessman finds himself trapped inside the body of his family's cat.


Barry Sonnenfeld
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Tom Brand
Jennifer Garner ... Lara Brand
Robbie Amell ... David Brand
Cheryl Hines ... Madison Camden
Mark Consuelos ... Ian Cox
Malina Weissman ... Rebecca Brand
Christopher Walken ... Felix Perkins
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Nicole Camden (as Talitha Bateman)
Teddy Sears ... Josh Myers
Jay Patterson ... Benson
Jewelle Blackman ... Doctor Cole
Serge Houde ... Stein
Mark Camacho ... Josh Boone
Chris Wilding Chris Wilding ... Chirpy Employee
Kyle Gatehouse ... Nerdy Employee


Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His eponymous company FireBrand is nearing completion on its greatest achievement to date - the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom's workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and his adoring daughter Rebecca (Malina Weissman). Rebecca's 11th birthday is here, and she wants the gift she wants every year, a cat. Tom hates cats, but he is without a gift and time is running out. His GPS directs him to a mystical pet store brimming with odd and exotic cats- where the store's eccentric owner- Felix Perkins (Christopher Walken), presents him with a majestic tomcat, named Mr. Fuzzypants. En route to present his daughter with her dream pet, a bizarre turn of events finds Tom trapped inside the body of Mr. Fuzzypants. Adopted by his own family, he begins to experience what life is truly like for the family pet, and as a cat, Tom ... Written by EuropaCorp

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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France | China | Canada



Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi papá es un gato See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,249,915, 7 August 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,637,449, 16 October 2016
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Six cast members have appeared in superhero productions. Malina Weissman played Young Kara in Supergirl (2015). Teddy Sears played Hunter Soloman/Zoom, and Robbie Amell played Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, in The Flash (2014). Kevin Spacey played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns (2006). Jennifer Garner played Elektra in Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), In Batman Returns (1992) Christopher Walken played Max Shreck. See more »


When the cat is seen jumping across a doorway in Tom Brand's apartment it starts to run as it finishes twisting in mid air and appears to descend. This shows shot has been added in during post production as the cat was quite obviously filmed landing onto a perspex landing pad in special effects and then matted into the scene. This same mistake is later repeated when the two security guards are watching and laughing at the same scene on a cellphone. See more »


[repeated line]
Tom Brand: Nailed It
Tom Brand: [His ex turns up] Oh great Satan's come over for dinner
Tom Brand: [to his ex] I thought you died of a botched Botox injection
Tom Brand: Who needs a litter box
[pees in his ex wife's handbag]
Tom Brand: [last lines]
Tom Brand: [When refused a dog] So that's a no then?
Tom Brand: I HATE Karma
Tom Brand: [Failing to land properly on his feet] You think it's easy you try it?
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Crazy Credits

In a nod to MGM logos, Mr. Fuzzy Pants appears in the O of the Europa logo and mews. See more »


Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #14.32 (2016) See more »


Kiss the Sky
Performed by Jason Derulo
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Absolutely Underrated! Pre-paid bad publicity?(((
9 August 2016 | by daybreakkSee all my reviews

This is a light-hearted comedy! Unlike Star Treks and the likes or cheesy teens comedies, easy to sit through. Good not only for teens, though a bit offensive for cats. Acting and casting are not for disappointments! I rate it 9 lives +1 for its longer life and against dog lovers' low ratings discriminating, habitually, against little cats on the big screen! After all, it is thought-provocative, with a cat character brought to life by a compelling and intelligent cat star. Young actress Malina Weissman as Tom's daughter Rebecca is sweet and innocent childlike. The movie is absolutely Underrated! Pre-paid bad publicity?((((((

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