7.2/10
724
4 user 18 critic

The Cat (1988)

Die Katze (original title)
Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realise is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.

Director:

Dominik Graf

Writers:

Uwe Erichsen (novel), Christoph Fromm
Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Abwärts (1984)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday. But he doesn't know there are four men in the building. They use the lift but stay in it ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Götz George, Wolfgang Kieling, Renée Soutendijk
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Simon, the "invincible" leader of a police special unit, becomes caught up in a complex scheme involving bribery and money-laundering, as well as an affair with the beautiful wife of a ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf
Stars: Herbert Knaup, Katja Flint, Hansa Czypionka
Landkrimi: Höhenstrasse (TV Movie 2016)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

On the Vienna Höhenstrasse are two alleged patrolmen, Roli and Ferdinand, at night on the road to provide peace and order.

Director: David Schalko
Stars: Nicholas Ofczarek, Raimund Wallisch, Inge Maux
Rocker (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Hamburg, a rocker biker gang helps a kid avenge his brother who was murdered by a rival gang, a mortal enemy of rocker gangs.

Director: Klaus Lemke
Stars: Hans-Jürgen Modschiedler, Gerd Kruskopf, Michael-Thomas Krannich
Supermarkt (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Willi is a street kid trying to make a living with petty crimes. He befriends both a journalist who wants to help him make an honest living and an older petty criminal looking for a quick buck.

Director: Roland Klick
Stars: Charly Wierczejewski, Eva Mattes, Michael Degen
The Cat (1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Courbevoie (France), 1971. Julien Bouin, a former typographist, and his wife Clemence, who used to perform in a circus, hardly talk to each other in their small house, soon to be demolished... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre
Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Annie Cordy
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Xaver Böhm
Stars: Noah Saavedra, Marko Mandic, Vanessa Loibl
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After ordering enough typewriting paper for 40 years, just to get discount, Heinrich Lohse is forced to retire. The former manager has plenty of time now to spend with his wife and their 16... See full summary »

Directors: Vicco von Bülow, Renate Westphal-Lorenz
Stars: Evelyn Hamann, Vicco von Bülow, Irm Hermann
Dreileben (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood in which a prisoner who went to visit his dying mother at a hospital, escapes ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefan Kurt, Jacob Matschenz, Luna Zimic Mijovic
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased ... See full summary »

Director: Helene Hegemann
Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Mavie Hörbiger
The Cat (1992)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An adaptation of the novel Old Cat, by Ni Kuang. A cat from outer space teams up with a young alien girl and her knight, along with an adventure novelist named Wisely, to fight a murderous alien that possesses people.

Director: Ngai Choi Lam
Stars: Gloria Yip, Waise Lee, Christine Ng
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Katrin and Jürgen spend their holidays in Corsica. Katrin is in her mid-thirties, working as a tracer at Jürgen's company who suddenly remembers he's married -- but not with Kathrin. So ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf
Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Antonio Wannek, Sebastian Urzendowsky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Götz George ... Probek
Gudrun Landgrebe ... Jutta Ehser
Joachim Kemmer Joachim Kemmer ... Einsatzleiter Voss
Heinz Hoenig ... Junghein
Ralf Richter Ralf Richter ... Britz
Ulrich Gebauer ... Filialleiter Ehser
Sabine Kaack Sabine Kaack ... Irma
Iris Disse Iris Disse ... Gudrun
Erich Will Erich Will ... Feldhaus
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Otten
Uli Krohm Uli Krohm ... Kramer
Claus-Dieter Reents Claus-Dieter Reents ... Hauptkommissar Rücker
Bernd Hoffmann Bernd Hoffmann ... Mattusch
Walter Gontermann Walter Gontermann ... Kern
Josef Millo Josef Millo ... Waiter
Edit

Storyline

Two small time criminals (Junghein and Britz) try to rob a bank in Dusseldorf and things go awry. They decide to take the bank clerks as hostages for 3 million German marks as ransom. The police try to trick them, until they realise that the real criminal mastermind is outside the bank controlling the whole show. Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Götz George als Profikiller

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A macska See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the bank director arrives at the train station the announcement (Incoming train from Neuss to Duesseldorf) does not match the name of the station. Hochdahl Millrath is a on a different line (from Wuppertal). See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits end with: "für Lena". See more »

Soundtracks

Good Times
(Movie Version)
Written by Eric Burdon, John Weider, Vic Briggs, Danny McCulloch and Barry Jenkins
Performed by Eric Burdon
Also Performed by Ralf Richter and Heinz Hoenig (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dominik Graf's best work
6 February 2003 | by Napoleon WilsonSee all my reviews

Seeing Dominik Graf's recent works makes me wish for the "Good Times", when he made great cinema like in this masterpiece. This is one of the best Bank Robbery / Hostage movies ever made. Great realism combined with a perfect genre thriller - almost impossible to achieve. Dominik Graf prefers to shoot on video nowadays. He claims, that he likes the quick way of shooting, and loathes the time you have to wait to get a big movie for the screen financed in Germany. He's got a point there, but all this fast made movies for TV are forgotten as fast. I will never forget DIE KATZE - for it's great performances, great story, great mood.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed