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The Cat from Outer Space

Original poster
Directed by Norman Tokar
Produced by Ron W. Miller
Written by Ted Key
Starring Ronnie Schell
Ken Berry
Sandy Duncan
Harry Morgan
Roddy McDowall
McLean Stevenson
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Charles F. Wheeler
Editing by Cotton Warburton
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) June 9, 1978
Running time 104 min
Country  United States
Language English

The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 Buena Vista Distribution film, starring Ken Berry and Sandy Duncan.

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Synopsis

An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7, or Jake as he is called by his human friends (a tawny Abyssinian cat; a role shared by two cats named Amber & Rumple).

Using a special collar, he is able to communicate with humans (as well as perform feats of levitation and even take a wrecked plane into the air). The cat wants American scientists to help him find some "Org 12" so that his craft may rendezvous with his mother ship, and eventually settles on Dr. Frank Wilson (Ken Barry).

After Frank determines that "Org 12" is gold when Jake tells its atomic weight (196.967), Jake uses his collar's powers to affect the outcome of various sporting events, including horse races and pool games, to win money to buy the needed gold and repair his saucer. In the end, Jake sends his flying saucer back to the mother ship, staying on Earth with Frank. Frank's girlfriend Liz (Sandy Duncan), and not least, Liz's cat Lucy.

Production notes

  • NBA Hall of Famer "Pistol" Pete Maravich and Pat Riley are seen on a clip of a 1971 NBA Hawks-Lakers basketball game.
  • At a crucial scene near the half-mark of the film, Jake levitates Frank and a motorcycle across an army barricade to escape pursuit. This type of visual gag had been used before in both Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain, and the sequence strongly resembles a similar one later seen in Steven Spielberg's E.T..

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The Cat from Outer Space
Directed by Norman Tokar
Produced by Ron W. Miller
Written by Ted Key
Starring Ronnie Schell
Ken Berry
Sandy Duncan
Harry Morgan
Roddy McDowall
McLean Stevenson
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Cinematography Charles F. Wheeler
Editing by Cotton Warburton
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) June 9, 1978 (1978-06-09)
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Cat from Outer Space is a 1978 Disney film, starring Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall and McLean Stevenson.

Contents

Synopsis

An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7, or Jake (voiced by Ronnie Schell) as he is called by his human friends (a tawny Abyssinian cat; a role shared by two cats named Amber and Rumple).

Using a special collar, he is able to communicate with humans (as well as perform feats of levitation and even take a wrecked plane into the air). The cat wants American scientists to help him find some "Org 12" so that his craft may rendezvous with his mother ship, and eventually settles on Dr. Frank Wilson (Ken Berry).

After Frank determines that "Org 12" is gold when Jake tells its atomic weight (196.967), Jake uses his collar's powers to affect the outcome of various sporting events, including horse races and pool games, to win money to buy the needed gold and repair his saucer. In the end, Jake sends his flying saucer back to the mother ship, staying on Earth with Frank, Frank's girlfriend Liz (Sandy Duncan) and Liz's cat Lucy.

Production notes

  • NBA Hall of Famer "Pistol" Pete Maravich and Pat Riley are seen on a clip of a 1971 NBA Hawks-Lakers basketball game.
  • At a crucial scene near the half-mark of the film, Jake levitates Frank and a motorcycle across an army barricade to escape pursuit. This type of visual gag had been used before in both Disney's Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain, and the sequence strongly resembles a similar one later seen in Steven Spielberg's E.T..

Cast

See also

External links








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