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Mrs. Ashboro's Cat (2004)

PG | | Drama | TV Movie 13 October 2004
A young girl and her father move into an old house haunted by the presence of a dead former resident and her beloved cat.

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Don McBrearty

Writers:

Larry Ketron (story), Larry Ketron (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Ontkean ... Wes Merritt
Ellen Page ... Natalie Merritt
Lori Hallier ... Brenda
Shirley Knight ... Mrs. Ashboro
Shawn Roberts ... Kurt
Mark Rendall ... Pearson
Tom Barnett ... Boyd Ashboro
Nigel Bennett ... Ted Riker
Kelti MacMillan Kelti MacMillan ... Jan
Wade Lynch Wade Lynch ... Terry
Pam Stevenson Pam Stevenson ... Sandra
Baretta Baretta ... Margaret the Cat
Harley Harley ... Comfort the Dog
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Storyline

Wes Merritt and his daughter Natalie (14) get more than they bargained for when they buy an old house that was formerly inhabited by the nice old Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. When strange things start happening in the house, all fingers point to the presence of Margaret, who died the same day as Mrs. Ashboro. But why has she come back to haunt them? Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some peril | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2004 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cat That Came Back See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Goofs

The nephew, Boyd, spends most of the movie looking for his dead aunt's $50k when he should have received easily $150K from the sale of the house. See more »

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Referenced in Psych: American Duos (2007) See more »

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Fun Film, Not Really Scary
5 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Wes Merritt (Michael Ontkean) and his daughter Natalie (Ellen Page) get more than they bargained for when they buy an old house that was formerly inhabited by the nice old Mrs. Ashboro and her pet cat, Margaret. When strange things start happening in the house, all fingers point to the presence of Margaret, who died the same day as Mrs. Ashboro. But why has she come back to haunt them?

Trying to call this a "horror" film is something of a stretch, as it really falls more into a "family mystery" category. Having been made by Animal Planet, it has something of a TV vibe and is quite family friendly. There is, in fact, a ghost cat, and it does somehow happen to claw people from beyond the grave.

The casting is decent, bringing a post-"Twin Peaks" Ontkean together with a pre-"Juno" Page (who would have thought she would get big after seeing this film?). Everyone else is largely unknown (although, to be fair, they were probably all largely unknown at the time).

Great film? Definitely not. Good family fun, yes, certainly.


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