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Cat Chaser (1989)

A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director:

Abel Ferrara

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), James Borrelli (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Weller ... George Moran
Kelly McGillis ... Mary DeBoya
Charles Durning ... Jiggs Scully
Frederic Forrest ... Nolen Tyner
Tomas Milian ... Andres DeBoya
Juan Fernández ... Rafi
Kelly Jo Minter ... Loret
Phil Leeds ... Jerry Shea
Tony Bolano Tony Bolano ... Corky
Adrianne Sachs Adrianne Sachs ... Anita DeBoya
Roberto Escobar ... Mario Prado (as Robert Escobar)
Millie Ruperto ... Luci Palma (as Maria M. Ruperto)
Vivian Addison Vivian Addison ... Maid Lula
Brooke Becker Brooke Becker ... Philly
Fara Schiller Fara Schiller ... Marilyn
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Storyline

An American veteran (Weller) of the Dominican Republic intervention (LBJ era) is running a hotel in Miami, and is trying to put the memories of the intervention behind him. He gets involved with a former Dominican Republic general's wife (McGillis). He then gets duped through a series of intricate plot twists into helping a group of people trying to rip the general off. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

Passion. Greed. Murder. Tonight they pay. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1989 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Caça Grossa See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Kelly McGillis also ended up locking heads with director Abel Ferrera during production, even going as far as to insult him while she walked off the set. See more »

Alternate Versions

Every single DVD version of Cat Chaser has censored Kelly McGillis' explicit nude scene where she gets sodomized by a gun barrel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

CAT CHASER
Written by Chick Corea and Mark Isham
Performed by Chick Corea and Mark Isham
MARK ISHAM courtesy of VIRGIN RECORDS
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Nice locations, shame about the movie
16 July 2005 | by squelchoSee all my reviews

Could have been so much more, given the supporting cast and Elmore Leonard's script, but it's a flat beer of a movie. Maybe Ferrara got homesick, but the pacing and editing is unusually lethargic, so perhaps impending bankruptcy was driving the whole production into the throes of despair. The performances are so underwhelming as to be invisible. Weller is a B-movie actor. Robocop is still his finest hour. McGillis looks fairly lantern-jawed and mannish throughout. Was Ferrara taking the mickey by shooting her profile so often?. Tree-like in every scene, could anyone seriously find her charms so irresistible?

The bogus history lessons and lightweight back story are dull as ditchwater. And the mushy love scenes between the two leads just don't cut it. A clunker for completists. Catch it on afternoon TV if you're paralysed from the neck up.

Hard to believe that Ferrara had anything at all to do with this movie.


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