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Cat's Eye

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94 mins (NTSC)
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Cat's Eye (1985)

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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

Cat's Eye is an uneven, tepid trilogy of stories written by Stephen King connected by a cat which appears at the beginning of each story. The best story, and first episode, concerns chain-smoker Morrison (James Woods) who joins a stop-smoking group run by sadistic Dr. Monatti, played with great relish by Alan King. In the second episode, a gambler named Cressner (Kenneth McMillan) makes a bet with his wife's lover. In the third episode, a young girl (Drew Barrymore) is terrorized by a tiny troll. Although he wrote the screenplay, Stephen King was disappointed with the results and thought the interconnection of the stories using the cat clumsy and distracting. Directer Lewis Teague does an average job of directing the confusing and sometimes foolish script. However, James Woods' fine performance and the special effects by Jeff Jarvis make the film worth a view.

Cat's Eye (also known as Stephen King's Cat's Eye) is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge", and "General". The first two are adaptations of short stories in King's Night Shift collection, and the third is unique to the film. The three stories are connected only by the presence of a cat traveling long distances to find a young girl in distress. The cat plays an incidental role in the first two and is a major character of the third.
The film is one of several written for the screen by King. Its cast includes Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Robert Hays and Candy Clark.

Cat's Eye received mixed to positive reviews from critics, as the film currently holds a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 24 reviews.
The film was released theatrically in the United States by MGM on April 12, 1985. It grossed $13,086,298 million at the domestic box office.[1]
The film was released on DVD by Warner Home Video in 2004.[2] This version is currently out of print.

Release Date: April 12, 1985

Distrib: MGM/UA


Boxoffice: $13,086,298 2014: $30,780,400

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