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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 "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.
Through the eye of the cat, a twisted tail of macabre suspense from the author of CARRIE, The SHINING and THE DEAD ZONE.
Title: Cat's Eye
Release Date: April 12, 1985
Runtime: 94 mins
All Genres: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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 ...Junk
Court Miller ...Mr. McCann
Russell Horton ...Mr. Milquetoast
Patricia Benson ...Mrs. Milquetoast
Mary D'Arcy ...Cindy
James Rebhorn ...Drunk Businessman
Jack Dillon ...Janitor
Susan Hawes ...Mrs. McCann
Shelly Burch ...Jerrilyn
Sal Richards ...Westlake
Jesse Doran ...Albert
Patricia Kalember ...Marcia
Mike Starr ...Ducky
Charles S. Dutton ...Dom (as Charles Dutton)
Frank Welker ...Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Tim Parati ...Attendant
Dino De Laurentiis
Martha De Laurentiis
"Every Breath You Take"
"Twist And Shout"
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- Through the eye of the cat, a twisted tail of macabre suspense from the author of CARRIE, The SHINING and THE DEAD ZONE.
- Follow the newest cat-and-creature game as played through
- Sally Ann: Polly got in one good peck before that cat killed her. Good for Polly! Hugh: I certainly never realized that Polly had such a big pecker.
Johnny Norris: [to the pigeon pecking at his ankle] You flying shit house!
Richard 'Dick' Morrison: [after being offered a cigarette at a party] Why don't you shove them up your ass, Hal? Drunk businessman: What? Lit?
- References to other Stephen King works: - James Woods watches The Dead Zone (1983) and inquires, "Who writes this crap?" - The cat is chased by a St. Bernard, a reference to Cujo (1983). - The cat is almost run over by a red Plymouth Fury with a bumper sticker saying, "I am Christine," a reference to Christine (1983). - Amanda's mother is reading Stephen King's book "Pet Semetary" in bed.
Cressner promises Robert Hays's character that if he wins their bet he'll get, "the girl, the gold watch, and everything," a reference to The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (1980) (TV), which starred Hays.
Stephen King wrote this script with Drew Barrymore in mind because of her performance in Firestarter (1984).
Against the director's wishes, the studio cut out a prologue that explained the cat's motivations. They considered it "too silly". As a result, many viewers were confused by the connection between the three stories.
In "The Ledge", Cressner flips through a magazine on the coffee table. That magazine is the July 1976 issue of "Penthouse", which featured the short story the segment was based on.
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