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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director:

Roger Spottiswoode

Writers:

James Bowen (novel), Garry Jenkins (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Treadaway ... James
Bob the Cat ... Bob
Ruta Gedmintas ... Betty
Joanne Froggatt ... Val
Anthony Head ... Jack Bowen
Darren Evans ... Baz
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... Tony
Adam Riches ... Man with Car
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ... Meter Woman
Lorraine Ashbourne ... Local Housing Officer
Akbar Kurtha ... Pharmacist
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... Tube Station Guard
Beth Goddard ... Hilary
Ivana Basic ... Vet Receptionist
Jessica Woodland Jessica Woodland ... Vet Assistant
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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes it takes nine lives to save one See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Street Cat Named Bob See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,070, 18 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,070, 18 November 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The third film starring an animal that Roger Spottiswoode has directed. He also directed 'Turner and Hooch' (dog) and 'Midnight Sun' (polar bear). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, during the book signing scene, we can see the Complete Discworld Atlas of Terry Pratchett behind the father of James Bowen and his wife. It's a mistake: the scene takes place in 2012 and the Atlas was published in 2015. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
James Bowen: Give it a try... help Bob and I
James Bowen: [from the trailer] So what number life are you on? Apparently I'm on my ninth
James Bowen: [from the trailer] Everyone gets a second chance! But not everyone manages to take them! Luckily for me I had a very important companion to help with my second chance
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Crazy Credits

On the UK release, the British Board Of Film Censors card preceding the feature reads 'A Streetcar Named Desire' briefly, before being replaced by the appropriate card for the film. This may have been a glitch peculiar to the cinema. See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

You Need This In Your Life
Written by Charlie Fink
Performed by Luke Treadaway
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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A sweet feelgood movie without pretensions
5 November 2016 | by pforrest-2See all my reviews

I bet this gets terrible reviews from the critics, because it has no ambitions except to tell (and embroider) a tale of real life (itself embroidered a little, OK...) . Anyway I just got home from seeing it, and it is no great work of art ... but it is a very enjoyable movie based more or less on a true story. If I had a criticism it would say cut the mouse (totally irrelevant to the film, but then I'm not a cat). If I wanted to heap praises I would say that Luke Treadaway does the main human role fantastically, Bob is pretty impeccable except for the dubbing, and Rute Gedmintas is incredibly lovely as the (fictitious?) love interest. If only Luke & Ruta could have ridden off into the Islington sunset together .... they seemed made for each other.


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