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      The Cat From Outer Space

      G Released Jun 9, 1978 1h 43m Kids & Family Comedy List
      67% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 58% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings A UFO captained by a cat-like extraterrestrial (Ronnie Schell) is intercepted by the U.S. Military. The spacecraft's feline pilot, who goes by the human name Jake, reveals to his captors that he must locate a substance called "Org 12" to restore his battered spacecraft and reunite with his mothership. With help from scientist Frank Wilson (Ken Berry), Jake figures out the Earth equivalent of Org 12 -- gold -- and then activates his collar's technological capabilities to help retrieve it. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ian Nathan Empire Magazine There's enough here to capture the imaginations of the smallest viewers, animals with personalities always work a treat in that department, but the film's rewards will always have to be measured by the simple proposal of its title. Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2018 Full Review Variety The fun, as usual with Disney pix, comes in the believable sight gags provided along the way. Also as usual, it's a good cast of veterans and nothing to tax them beyond their abilities, all ably kept in pace by director Norman Tokar. Nov 26, 2008 Full Review Fiona Ferguson Time Out Routine hi-jinks ensue, mixing strangely with ecology consciousness-raising, pseudo-scientific jargon, and everyday telekinesis. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Talking alien cat outsmarts lesser humans in '70s comedy. Rated: 2/5 Apr 17, 2019 Full Review Jo Berry Movies4Kids Deliciously silly stuff. Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2018 Full Review TV Guide A fine Disney product scripted by cartoonist Key. Rated: 3/5 Mar 19, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Satin B Oldie Goldie, reminds me of training all of my cats... dogs and horses, plus the geese & chicken's 😍 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Grant R I get a kick outta watching it. Fun old movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Ken Barry, Harry Morgan, the late McLean Stevenson, the late Roddy McDowall, and Ronnie Schell A cat Jake has to find a way to get back home He enlists the help of Dr. Frank Wilson (they communicate via mind transference) using his collar Jake and Wilson are the best parts Also there is a nicely filmed helicopter chase along with some impressive practical effects thanks to the cats powers So yes it goes off in a few detours but it has a delicate charm Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/09/23 Full Review Audience Member i thought it was a great epic movie that showed a movie can be good with a low budget and no CGI amazing movie recomend 100% also the characters are good and loveable,iconic and so on 10/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member An above average Disney live action movie from the 1970's, about a space alien cat whose ship separates from its mothership and crashes on Earth. He is taken by the military to a base, where he is discovered by a civilian scientist who learns said cat, a four-legged one, has a collar allowing him to use telekinesis and talk into people's minds. The scientist gets help from several friends, but the military and foreign spies are after the cat as well. No kid heroes in this movie; the characters are adults and the humor is there but the silliness kept minimal. Suited for the whole family and will not bore them. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Starring Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan and McLean Stevenson as three scientists that help out a stranded cat from space. Ronnie Schell does a good job as the voice of the cat. Harry Morgan also stars as a military general. The movie was supposed to be a comedy, but I didn't really find it funny in any way, with the exception of the absurdity of the situations the characters got into. But, the writing is the problem here I think. There is a lot of great comedic talent here, but they weren't given much to work with. If it sounds like something you might enjoy, then check it out. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A UFO captained by a cat-like extraterrestrial (Ronnie Schell) is intercepted by the U.S. Military. The spacecraft's feline pilot, who goes by the human name Jake, reveals to his captors that he must locate a substance called "Org 12" to restore his battered spacecraft and reunite with his mothership. With help from scientist Frank Wilson (Ken Berry), Jake figures out the Earth equivalent of Org 12 -- gold -- and then activates his collar's technological capabilities to help retrieve it.
      Director
      Norman Tokar
      Producer
      Ron Miller, Norman Tokar
      Screenwriter
      Ted Key
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 9, 1978, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 43m
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