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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 18 November 2016 (USA)
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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 ... Tube Station Guard
Beth Goddard ... Hilary
Ivana Basic ... Vet Receptionist
Jessica Woodland Jessica Woodland ... Vet Assistant
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Storyline

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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Based on the international best seller. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Runtime:

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

Bob: [from the trailer]
[Bob mews after being neutered]
James Bowen: Okay... look I'll take it
[the cone]
James Bowen: off... if you promise not to lick the stitches
Bob: RRRRRR
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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

Second Time Around
Written by Charlie Fink
Performed by Luke Treadaway
(p) 2016 Sony Music Entertainment
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Great feel good film
6 November 2016 | by ajab-31251See all my reviews

Whilst I'm not usually drawn to writing reviews I'd just like to add that I thoroughly enjoyed this along with my young teenage children and partner, yes we all love cats which possibly helped but really, the acting was very good, the characters were believable and engaging, the story had our attention and whilst sadly the cinema wasn't exactly what you'd call full, those present loved it also. I've since read that the script lacked 'good grammar' and was too simplistic, whilst I may not have been Cambridge educated I thought that it was in keeping with the subject and none of our party felt it lacked anything, quite the opposite in fact. A movie which 'touched' us all and I'll be recommending this to friends and family. The best film since Eddie The eagle!!


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