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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 ... 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:

$3,451,191, 14 April 1985

Gross USA:

$13,086,298

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,086,298
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Silvestri's all-synth score bears significant resemblance to his (2 months later) full orchestral score for the feature film, Back to the Future (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Candy Clark is talking to Drew Barrymore in the kitchen, the boom mic shadow is visible on the door to the dining room. See more »

Quotes

Cressner: [after planting Mr. Norris' car with narcotics] I've set you up, Mr. Norris. In ten minutes, Albert will call the police, and tell them a tale of heroin. 1970 Mustangs. Aging tennis pros with drug records. You'll be eagerly sought after, Mr. Norris.
Johnny Norris: Unless I tell you where Marcia is.
Cressner: With you gone, she'd come back. She got nowhere else to go. Now as for you, when you get out of jail, you'll be more concerned with your arthritis than your libido.
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Connections

Features The Dead Zone (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

96 Tears
Composed by Rudy Martinez (as R. Martinez)
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The North Orchestra and used under license from Coombe Music International - London
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A surprisingly good adaptation of Stephen King.
29 December 1998 | by Shan-12See all my reviews

A movie divided into three parts, each separate story linked by the passage of a cat through it. The first two parts (Quitters' Incorporated and The Ledge) are well done adaptations of two short stories that are amongst Stephen King's best writing. Admittedly, they read better (you can find them both in the Night Shift collection) because a lot has to do with what the characters are thinking, which you can't really do on screen. However, they come about as close as possible here. The third part of the movie, I think is written specifically for the movie and wraps things up nicely. Well worth seeing.


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